A curious view on free speech in Canada
cross-posted at: http://www.campaignfreedom.org/blog Our gaze doesn’t often leave the U.S. of A. in terms of commenting on speech restrictions in other countries. When we do, it’s often with a mixture of relief and concern. Relief because we see that even as difficult as it is here in the U.S. to speak out in politics thanks to so-called campaign finance “reform,” there are places where it | Read More »
Prosecuting Political Speech in West Virginia
cross-posted at: http://www.campaignfreedom.org/blog/ The main headline was innocuous enough: “Clarksburg Councilman Arrested.” Okay, we thought, it’s unfortunate, but elected officials all too often find themselves subject to the criminal justice system just like their constituents from every other walk of life. Maybe they had a few too many before hitting the road, had a domestic dispute or whatever. But what really caught our eye — | Read More »
San Diego Says No Bible Study Without Permit
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,522637,00.html Pastor David Jones and his wife Mary have been told that they cannot invite friends to their San Diego, Calif. home for a Bible study — unless they are willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars to San Diego County. “On Good Friday we had an employee from San Diego County come to our house, and inform us that the Bible study that | Read More »
Arizona’s “clean elections” campaign finance “reform” champion not so clean?
cross-posted at: http://www.campaignfreedom.org/blog/ Last week I wrote about Doug Quelland, a Republican state legislator in Arizona who is in danger of having the Arizona Clean Elections Commission nullify the voters’ decision and toss him out for allegedly failing to comply with the rules of Arizona’s so-called clean elections program. In that post I wrote about my concerns regarding this effort to deny the voters in | Read More »
Arizona Clean Elections commission again considers nullifying election results
Cross-posted at: http://www.campaignfreedom.org/blog/ The AP reports this morning that Arizona’s Citizens Clean Elections Commission is considering tossing a state legislator out of office, thereby nullifying the will of a majority of voters in his district. If removed, this would be the second case in which the Citizens Clean Elections Commission has removed a legislator from office. From the article: Campaign finance case could oust Ariz. | Read More »
Truly Disturbing Attack on Freedom of Religion
I head about this case on the radio today and couldn’t find any news stories on it in Google News. This story should be headline news, and among other things it demonstrates why the right needs to develop our own online news outlets (like Huffington Post) and not just opinion outlets. http://www.alliancedefensefund.org/news/story.aspx?cid=4899 excerpts: DETROIT — Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund Center for Academic Freedom filed | Read More »
Arguing for the Fairness Doctrine (badly)
Last week US News & World Report offered competing op-eds by Bill Press and Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) on whether the so-called “fairness doctrine” should return to talk radio. Predictably, in his call for bringing the “fairness doctrine” back, Press had a number of – interesting, shall we say – statements. First up was his statement that “nobody” is calling for bringing back the “fairness | Read More »
What First Amendment?
Well it seems that the government is taking notice of the tea parties, even if the media is not. In Florida the government as canceled a tea party because the feared too many people would show up. Well it seems to me that there is a little thing called the right to peacably asememble, I seem to remember reading about it some were??? were was that again??? | Read More »
More Info on Van Meteren “Free Speech” Ethics Case
A recent Meadowlark article, “Free Speech” May Cost Kansas Citizen $7500, gave details from a civil fine hearing held by the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission in January, which was decided at their February meeting. Kris Van Meteren brought a complaint to the Ethics Commission several months ago, and then talked to the press about his signed complaint. Van Meteren then found himself the subject of | Read More »
I like Bluegrass banjo music.
Who cares, and what’s this all about? What does a personal affinity for banjo and fiddle hick music have to do with anything RedState stands for or deems appropriate topic-wise you ask? PLENTY! You see, I plan to be a thorn in the backside of every Rock and Roll, R & B, Hip Hop and Rap station in my area after they implement the localism | Read More »
Democrats Stick Anti-Religion & Anti-Boy Scout Provision In Stimulus
Barack Obama was the first President to recognize unbelievers in his inaugural address. He is also advancing the secularization of America in his stimulus by prohibiting the use of federal funds in building projects that might touch on religion. The Boy Scouts has been a target of the left for a while. Though non-denominational, it has a strong sectarian influence in its rules, teachings, and | Read More »
STOP THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE
Peter Kirsanow had an entry in “The Corner” on NRO about working to stop the “Fairness Doctrine” immediately. I could not agree with him more and I felt the need to mention it on Red State as well. In my opinion this is one of the most damaging pieces of legislation that an Obama Presidency could sign into law. Aside from the obvious violations of | Read More »
“Yes We Can . . . Ban Guns” — Obama Announces Gun Ban Agenda Before The Final Vote Count Is In
“Yes We Can…….Ban Guns” — Obama Announces Gun Ban Agenda Before The Final Vote Count Is In The opening paragraph from the above-titled article at The National Rifle Association’s Institute For Legislative Action: Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign slogan, “the audacity of hope,” should have instead been “the audacity of deceit.” After months of telling the American people that he supports the Second Amendment, and | Read More »
Far Left Seattle “Newspaper” Publishes Addresses And Photos Of Republican Supporters Homes
Just saw this on The Drudge Report. SEATTLE PAPER PRINTS ADDRESSES, PHOTOS OF HOMES WITH REPUBLICAN SIGNS I’m not even sure how to react to this, other than making sure I’m locked and loaded at home. Kenny Solomon………..Typical Bitter God-Clinging Gun Owner And NASCAR Fan……….Watching the news and cleaning my weapons.
Adversity Reveals Obama’s Character
Finally! We have a journalist in America that doesn’t believe that you throw softballs to Democrats and then use the baseball bat to pound the crap out of Republicans! Finally! We have a journalist in America that believes in holding ALL politicians responsible for the statements they make and isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions no matter WHO it is. Finally! Barack Obama’s campaign | Read More »