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Mike Huckabee, Radical Islam & Slippery Slopes

“But, add feelings to the list of those things that are now subject to scrutiny by the Islamist lobby in this country.  First actions (South Park).  Then words (Franklin Graham).  Now feelings (Juan Williams).  But, where will it end, especially … Continue reading

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Diverse Voices in the Marketplace of Ideas

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.  For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a … Continue reading

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Slippery Slopes: Speech, Islam & NPR

“As the sled of what is considered offensive to Islam hurdles down the hill, plowing over the First Amendment as it goes, it is not a question if something else will be seen as offensive, but merely what will be seen as offensive.  The … Continue reading

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NPR & the SBC: When Voices Are Silenced

I just read that one of my favorite liberals, Juan Williams, was fired from National Public Radio.  For those who watch Mr. Williams on Fox News Channel (the many) as opposed to those who listen to him on NPR (the … Continue reading

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Dr. Laura, Free Speech & Hypocrisy!

I don’t listen to Dr. Laura Schlessinger anymore.  It’s not that she’s boring.  It’s not that I always disagree with the advice she gives to callers.  Why don’t I listen anymore?  Well, how can I answer that in a nice way?  I … Continue reading

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Abortion, Bubble Zones & Free Speech

Free speech!  A cherished right for Americans throughout this great land.  That is, unless you stand in front of an abortion clinic in the Windy City. On July 3, 2010, Joseph Holland was arrested outside an abortion clinic in Chicago for allegedly violating a “bubble … Continue reading

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Freedom to Speak Freely

What’s in a name?  So asked one of the title characters in William Shakespeare’s classic play, Romeo and Juliet.  As someone with a rare moniker, I am drawn to stories that feature people who share my name, either as a given … Continue reading

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