At least 24 states have either introduced or passed legislation protecting freedom of speech on public college campuses. Eight states – Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona – already have passed those bills into law. [This raises the question of why these laws are necessary when freedom-of-speech already is guaranteed by the federal Constitution? The answer is that colleges and universities are not bound by the Constitution – only the federal government is. “Congress shall pass no law” to restrict speech. Schools are not bound by that. However, most colleges and universities receive federal money, so it would be an easy thing to require that they comply with the Constitution if they want the money – but federal politicians apparently are not interested in taking that stand. Here’s a comment from a wise reader: “Making “laws” about rights that already exist opens the door for “laws” to start eroding those rights……just like all the [state] “gun laws” that erode the 2nd Amendment.” Food for thought.] -GEG
A total of eight states – Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona – have already passed bills into law that designed to protect free expression in higher education, with lawmakers from 16 other states campaigning to pass similar legislation.
Florida was the latest to pass such a measure, with Gov. Rick Scott signing a bill banning “free speech zones” on campuses last week. The legislation also included a “Cause of Action” mandate, allowing individuals to sue universities for violating their “expressive rights.”
Kentucky is the next state that could join the list, as the State Senate recently voted to pass a bill designed to protect the free speech of students and faculty alike.
“The problem with this free speech area is it’s not even close to a lot of activity on campus,” said Republican State Sen. Will Schroder, sponsor of the bill, according to WEKU. “It really restricts individuals to a certain location.”
Not all of the free speech bills, however, have found the necessary support to successfully navigate the legislative process.
The robber reportedly put his gun inside the child’s mouth. The grandmother screamed and snatched the child back while the father “flipped out” and hit the gunman so hard that he suffered a severe head injury. The father is now being held in jail for aggravated assault.
The US has one-quarter of the world’s immigrants, between 45 to 60 million, but they are not assimilating. Even though citizens vote against immigration, progressive elites foist it upon them to change the demographics and the culture of the host nations.
NBC News is making propaganda videos aimed at children aged 2 -11 that has a strong leftist bias. Topics include DACA Dreamers, refugees, sanctuary cities, and transgenders. Leaders in the Democratic Party are featured throughout the program.
Democrats are against the wall because the left gains votes from immigrants. There are an estimated 22-million illegal aliens in the US, and Republican politicians also welcome immigrants because they provide cheap labor for their corporate donors.
Neuroplasticity allows molding and shaping of the brain when exposed to certain environments for more than three hours a day, and the average American child spends nine hours a day interacting with screens.
An 8-months pregnant Honduran woman scaled California’s flimsy border fence with her husband an 3-year old son and gave birth to an anchor baby hours later in the US. The baby will entitle her to taxpayer-funded welfare under birthright citizenship laws.
She is planning to decline prosecution of crimes that include resisting arrest, drug possession with intent to distribute, threats, wanton or malicious destruction of property, breaking and entering vacant properties, larceny under $250, shoplifting and more.
Arkansas Representative Johnny Rye has proposed a bill that would allow large social media websites to be sued by the Arkansas attorney general in civil litigation for removing certain religious and political posts.
France deployed 89,000 police and milirary to try and contain the crowds across the country. 1,385 people were arrested and over 100 protesters were injured, including a man whose hand was blown off after reportedly picking up a grenade fired by police.
Initially, law enforcement authorities identified Bradford as the gunman and then changed their story the next day. A judge ordered the police officer’s body-cam video and mall surveillance video to b released, but it is being withheld from the public pending a police investigation.
Duterte’s remarks preceded the arrest of yet another priest in the country accused of of sexual assault of children. Duterte regularly attacks the Catholic Church and claims to have been the victim of sexual assault as a child at the hands of an American Jesuit priest.
Portland is a secular city with a left-leaning monoculture that has a void instead of religion or purpose. He says people want to be heroes and actually believe they are in a fight with fascists and they are willing to use violence.
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650 people were arrested in the UK in 2017 for posting something to the Internet that was deemed by the government to be ‘offensive’. Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange visited the UK and asked people on the street for their opinions on free speech and censorship. Luke met Vernon Mussington who recently was arrested for the ‘hate crime’ of misgendering a trans-gender person by calling that person a “Geezer”, which is a common British word for a mature male. Mussington fought the case and, fortunately, was acquitted, but he had to defend himself in court.
All of these companies ostensibly are private companies and, as such, they did not violate the First Amendment that guarantees that government shall not deny free speech. Yet, they have a monopoly on speech in the public square and may be subject to regulation as a monopoly.
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter’s April 27th appearance at UC Berkeley was cancelled by the school, citing security concerns. The group that invited Coulter believes she was banned because she demanded that UC Chancellor Janet Napolitano ask the Oakland police chief not to order his officers to stand-down if unrest ensued.