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Fake News in Real Context

Just published - Fake News in Real ContextThis essay explores the historical and current context of fake news - with comparisons to government propaganda, and professional and citizen journalism - as well as what impact it may have had on the 2016 U.

AMERICA WAS BUILT ON ANARCHY-SIGNING PETITIONS WILL NOT “STOP TYRANNY”

AMERICA WAS BUILT ON ANARCHY-SIGNING PETITIONS WILL NOT “STOP TYRANNY” AMERICA NEEDS TO PUT DOWN THEIR LAPTOPS, DESKTOPS, PENS AND PENCILS AND GRAB A GUN STOP BEING PACIFISTS AND BECOME ACTIVISTS WHO BELIEVE IN ANARCHY FOR REAL PEOPLE HER...
by The Politics of Everything on Dec 4, 2016

-Iowa: Churches Must Comply with Transgender Bathroom Laws?

The Civil Rights Commission of at least one state (Iowa) seems to be declaring that churches must comply with the state’s transgender bathroom laws regardless of the first amendment since they are ‘open to the public.’ Here’s the story fr...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Jul 6, 2016

The Difference Between the First and Second Amendments

You often hear well-meaning arguments in favor of gun restrictions and limits on the Second Amendment, that no rights granted under the Bill of Rights are absolute, as evidenced by the fact that, even with the First Amendment, you can't "shout fire i...

Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 68, Censorship and Geek Culture

In which, Tracy and Dude follow up on the previous podcast on freedom of speech with a podcast on censorship and how it is different for geek culture than it is in the larger American culture.  We discuss the difference … Continue reading U...
by Therefore I Geek on Jun 14, 2016

Thinking about the Egging in San Jose

I found the violence against Trump supporters in San Jose the other night, including the egging of a young woman in the face, very disturbing.First and foremost: what was going on with the police?  Usually they're quick to illegally declare a pe...

-Atheists Suing Congress for Right to Give a ‘Prayer’?

Atheist activists are suing Congress for the right to give an opening prayer they don’t even believe in? Here’s the story from the Blaze: Atheist activists are suing Congress, with the Freedom From Religion Foundation filing a lawsuit on Thursday...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on May 6, 2016

Does Donald Trump have a problem with the First Amendment?

 Does Donald Trump have a problem with the First Amendment? I think that is a fair question to ask and here is why:   Back in February Donald Trump threatened that as President he would use libel laws to sue the media “like you never got sued b...
by America's Watchtower on May 3, 2016

Does Donald Trump have a problem with the First Amendment?

 Does Donald Trump have a problem with the First Amendment? I think that is a fair question to ask and here is why:   Back in February Donald Trump threatened that as President he would use libel laws to sue the media “like you never got sued b...
by America's Watchtower on May 3, 2016

-A $1,000 Tax on The 2nd Amendment and Possible Applications to Religious Freedom?

There is a new trend in America started by those who oppose the second amendment and gun ownership. The idea is to tax the 2nd amendment out of practical existence. One American jurisdiction recently passed a $1,000 tax on the purchase of a gun and s...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Apr 20, 2016

Lowongan Kerja Bank Kaltim

BPD Kaltim is one of the Regional Companies (enterprises) belonging to the Provincial Government and Regency / City Kaltim as a Governor of the mind KDH Kaltim Mr A. Level I Moeis Hasan founded on October 14, 1965 based on the baseline. Level I East...
by Lowongan Kerja CPNS dan BUMN on Feb 14, 2016

Bloggers Rights and Jail

A federal appeal concerning Darren Chaker, the First Amendment and bloggers rights, is now pending where Cato Institute, ACLU of San Diego, Electronic Frontier Foundation, First Amendment Coalition, and Brechner First Amendment Project at Uni...

Americans Need To Be Wary Of Eroding Press Freedoms

What is interesting that many ardent second amendment supporters do not have such zeal when there are indeed attempts by politicians to restrict freedom of the press or speech!Perhaps all Americans need to be wary when the government attempts to curb...
by Catalpa Grove on Jan 16, 2016

The Ugly American

I first remember hearing this phrase when I was in my teens, back in the 1970s. Originally it was the title of a novel published in 1958 and a film released in 1963, starring Marlon Brando. According to Wiki, The Ugly American “depicts the failures...
by About Race on Dec 7, 2015

-Ohio: Judges Cannot Refuse to Perform Gay Weddings

The Ohio Supreme Court Board for Professional Conduct has ruled that state judges must perform same-sex weddings regardless of personal religious convictions. From Cleveland.com: COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio judges who perform civil marriages may not...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Aug 12, 2015

-Senator Claims First Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Individuals?

The Supreme Court recently redefined marriage and in the aftermath those who would like to limit freedom of religion and redefine the First Amendment are continuing their efforts and kicking it up notch. Here the junior Senator from Wisconsin blatant...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Jul 8, 2015

Equal protection: it’s what we do here at the ol’ USA

The first time I wrote about gay marriage rights here was more than four and half years ago  (“Equal justice for all: the gay rights tide has turned,” Oct. 15, 2010) and the kernel of the argument was already formed: … Continue reading ...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Jun 28, 2015

U.S. SUPREME COURT - Two Decisions on First Amendment

"Supreme Court renders decisions on First Amendment" PBS NewsHour 6/18/2015ExcerptSUMMARY:  The Supreme Court decided on a few cases significant to the First Amendment today.  Marcia Coyle, Chief Washington Correspondent for The National La...
by Mage Soapbox on Jun 22, 2015

New Yorker Cartoonist Targeted for Jihad

Political epiphanies are not always instantaneous. Or if they are, there may be a drawn out period of gestation before it springs upon you, like Venus from the half shell. Such it was with me. I was reading Mark Steyn on the lame and execrable New Yo...
by Proof Positive on Jun 5, 2015

“Best Tweet In History Of Twitter” Authors Free Speech Attacked By Radical Islam And Liberals! (VIDEO)

Ct Patriot:  Remember way back when, a long long time ago it seems in a galaxy far far away. Back when we actually had those crazy freedoms called the bill of rights? Wow those were wild and crazy times huh? So we basically have seen the 10th and 4t...
by Ct Patriots Blog on May 7, 2015


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