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.
US Representative, Keith Ellison, Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee since 2017, has been accused of domestic abuse against his ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan, who supports her accusation with text messages, medical records, and therapy records.
Democrat Representative John Garamendi added racism and sexism to the argument by saying the senators who support Kavanaugh are white racists who are hostile to women. [The allegations against Kavanaugh have nothing to do with race, but the left has added that issue to present themselves as virtuous and to conceal their true political motivation.]
Natarajan Subramanian, an auditor for the GAO, says there are numerous communists in the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) party and that he is one of them. He says that DSA only endorses candidates who can be controlled.
French politician, Marine Le Pen, says a court ordered her to undergo psychiatric evaluation for denouncing terrorism and posting a series of images on Twitter showing ISIS executions of hostages. If convicted, she faces a maximum fine of a €75,000 and up to three-years in prison.
Illegal aliens have stolen 39-million Social-Security numbers which now are being used to work in the US. The issue stems from an executive order issued by Obama that stopped notification to employers if their workers’ identities didn’t match up with the Social-Security number on their W-2 tax forms.
Black First, Land First (BLF) party leader Lindsay Maasdorp, says white “existence is a crime”. Maasdorp has come under fire in the past for his post on Facebook and Twitter stating, “I have aspirations to kill white people, and this must be achieved!”
Democrat Congressmen Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff and Mark Warner sent a letter to top intelligence leaders reminding them that they had agreed they “would not provide the White House or any of the President’s attorneys with access to sensitive information briefed to a small group of designated Members.”
Allison Hrabar, a paralegal at the Department of Justice and active member of the Democrat Socialists of America, admitted using government resources to find Wiley’s address and to run a license-plate report on his car, which is in violation of the Hatch Act.
If America wanted to follow Sweden’s successful turnaround, the US would need to deregulate more markets, reform Social Security, remove all taxes on property and inheritance, etc. [Marxists will never agree to that, even if they thought it would be good for the economy because, to them, control over the people is more important than prosperity.]
New Mexico is suing Google, Twitter, Tiny Labs, and other app developers for collecting data on children under 13-years-old without their parents’ permission. The apps can track where children live, play, and go to school.
Syria: A Russian military plane was shot down accidentally by Syrian anti-aircraft fire, killing all 15 on board. Initially, Moscow blamed Israel, because Israeli jets were flying in the same area as the passenger route and, thereby, attracted Syrian anti-aircraft fire into the path of the passenger plane.
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