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Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman Says Freedom of Speech Does not Include the Right to Say the Election was Rigged

Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman said that “lies” about the legitimacy of the election were not protected under the Constitution. He said, “This idea that saying that Pennsylvania was rigged, or that we were trying to ‘steal the election, that’s a lie.” He said: “That is not protected speech.”

Politics

Court Upholds California Church’s Right to Hold Indoor Worship

August 17, 2020 KTLA 2

Los Angeles County sought a court order barring Grace Community Church from holding services, arguing that it was a health threat. A judge ruled that worshipers only needed to wear masks and practice social distancing. [Not much of a victory for truth and liberty, but a step in the right direction.]

GEG Commentary

24 American States Have Proposed Campus ‘Free Speech’ Laws

March 21, 2018 ZeroHedge 0

Colleges and universities are not bound by 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.

Politics

California: Judge Rules Baker Is Not Required to Bake Lesbian Wedding Cake

February 9, 2018 Breitbart 2

Bakersfield, California: Judge David Lampe ruled against forcing Cathy Miller, owner of Tasteries Bakery, to bake a cake for a lesbian couple, because it would violate her First Amendment rights. However, he said that, if the couple wanted to buy an already-made cake, Miller would be required to sell it to them to comply with the state’s anti-discrimination law.

GEG Commentary

Bakers Who Refused to Make Gay Cake Found Guilty of Discrimination

January 1, 2018 InfoWars 4

The bakers had to pay a $135K fine for ’emotional damage’ and lost their business. The Christian couple’s attorneys argued in favor of the First Amendment in refusing to make the cake, while the lesbian couple argued that all people should be treated equally under the law. [What part of the Constitution or logic says that a free people should be forced against their will to perform services for anyone who demands it? Forget ‘religious reasons” and forget ‘freedom of speech”. If you do not like my face, or body odor, or life style, or vulgar language or anything else, why should you be compelled by law to associate with me and serve my demands? This is not the proper function of the state. See The Creed of Freedom.]