Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Free Speech and the Politics of “Shut Up”

“ALL IN FAVOR, SAY ‘AYE.’ ALL OPPOSED — SHUT UP.” In this “transformative” era of Obama, those who raise their voices in legitimate opposition to government policies or actions are routinely subjected to ridicule and false accusations. Is free speech in this country now only a privilege of the “enlightened few” — or is it […]

Are Tea Party Conservatives Racists?

FOR THE LAST TWO DAYS, I’ve wrestled with what to write about the latest charges of racism and bigotry being leveled at the Tea Party movement. If you’d like to read more on those allegations, please search online for the alleged racial and homophobic epithets made by a few Tea Party protesters on March 20, […]

“Freedom Dies a Little Bit Today”

HEALTH-CARE BILL SIGNED INTO LAW: President Obama signed historic health-care legislation shortly before noon on Tuesday, March 23, 2010. More than Health Care is at Stake In the final hours of debate on health-care reform legislation on Sunday, March 21, 2010, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) gave a stirring one-minute pronouncement from the House floor. Below […]