Bill of Rights

Free Speech Vs. Hate Speech: Where Do We Draw The Line? (VIDEO)

Free Speech Vs. Hate Speech: Where Do We Draw The Line? (VIDEO)

During this election cycle, we have heard many nasty things being thrown around. President-elect Trump had tweet-induced scandals almost every week. The whole country seemed divided. People were blocking and unfollowing each other on their Facebook feeds. I have unfollowed family members myself. We all have freedom of speech, but sometimes that freedom can dangerously […]

National Park Service Denying First Amendment Rights To … Everyone (VIDEO)

National Park Service Denying First Amendment Rights To … Everyone (VIDEO)

Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the political spectrum are planning to march in Washington, D.C., next month during the weekend of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Well over 100,000 women are expected to take part in the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, but there are pro-Trump groups who are also finding […]

ALERT: Trump Using 7 Actions Of Tyrants To Limit Free Press (VIDEO)

ALERT: Trump Using 7 Actions Of Tyrants To Limit Free Press (VIDEO)

When the founders wrote the Constitution of the United States, they were very careful to protect certain freedoms. Many people believe that freedom of speech is most vital to the functioning of a democratic society. As part of that free speech protection, the First Amendment to the Constitution protects freedom of the press. Powerful, free journalism […]

Sorry Trump, You Can’t Change The Constitution With Executive Orders (VIDEO)

Sorry Trump, You Can’t Change The Constitution With Executive Orders (VIDEO)

In the past year, Donald Trump has flipped and flopped on just about every single one of his political stances. Trump said he would not raise the minimum wage, then he said he would raise it. He said it’s time for the United States to stop getting tied up in overseas conflicts, then he called for sending tens […]

Florida Schools ABOLISH First Amendment – Force Students To Stand During National Anthem (VIDEO)

Florida Schools ABOLISH First Amendment – Force Students To Stand During National Anthem (VIDEO)

A school district in Florida is telling students that they need to have parental permission to sit or kneel during the national anthem at football games. The announcement by Orange County Public Schools comes after reports of students around the district kneeling at football games, echoing the same protests of many NFL players including Colin Kaepernick. […]

Black Teen Beaten, Tasered By Police Received Jury Award Of $18 For His Pain And Suffering (VIDEO)

Black Teen Beaten, Tasered By Police Received Jury Award Of $18 For His Pain And Suffering (VIDEO)

In July 2012, 17 year-old DeShawn Franklin awoke at 2:30 a.m. to find three police officers in his room. In his half-asleep confusion, he fought off his ‘attackers’ until he realized who they were. He was punched six times, tasered, and handcuffed. The officers did not have permission to enter the South Bend, Ind. home, nor […]

WOW! Military Vets Respond To Kaepernick Uproar (TWEETS)

WOW! Military Vets Respond To Kaepernick Uproar (TWEETS)

The entire conservative universe is rising up in outrage against NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Their heads are exploding at the idea of an American citizen exercising his First Amendment right to free speech. In case you missed it, Kaepernick decided to remain seated during the playing of the National Anthem prior to a pre-season football […]

The Real Purpose Of The Second Amendment: To Protect Slavery

The Real Purpose Of The Second Amendment: To Protect Slavery

Anytime there is a sudden loss of life due to gun violence in this country, the debate over sensible gun control begins again, usually in vain. Those in favor of more controls on who can purchase and own a gun rightly note that we require drivers to get a driver’s license and purchase insurance, yet […]

Groundbreaking New Law Passed By Obama Will Protect The Most Helpless (VIDEO)

Groundbreaking New Law Passed By Obama Will Protect The Most Helpless (VIDEO)

A groundbreaking new law was just passed and signed by President Barack Obama in June, to update the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) began efforts a few years back to overhaul the old act, but passed away in 2013 before completing his work. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) was […]

‘Divided’ SCOTUS Unites Over Drunk Driving Case

‘Divided’ SCOTUS Unites Over Drunk Driving Case

The most well-publicized Supreme Court cases usually involve tough questions and split courts, with the justices split between the “conservative” and “liberal” judicial points of view. Sometimes, they are all on the same page. On Wednesday the Court took on the issue of whether police must get a warrant before forcing a driver to submit […]

You’ll Never Guess the Law That’s Already Been Passed in 3 States

You’ll Never Guess the Law That’s Already Been Passed in 3 States

West Virginia, a state with a far from progressive reputation, now has something in common with the pioneering states of Oregon and California: automatic voter registration. In late March, a bill was passed that automatically registers West Virginia citizens to vote when they make contact with the Department of Motor Vehicles, unless they choose to […]

WATCH: Right Wing Lawyer Says There’s No Need To Replace Scalia; Too Many Justices On Court

WATCH: Right Wing Lawyer Says There’s No Need To Replace Scalia; Too Many Justices On Court

First we had Republicans saying there was no need for President Obama to nominate a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia because they didn’t trust a lame duck President to make a good appointment. Then we had the GOP saying the President just wanted to pack the high court with a progressive […]

NYPD: Want A Receipt With Your 4th Amendment Violation Today?

NYPD: Want A Receipt With Your 4th Amendment Violation Today?

  Starting September 21, 2015, NYPD officers will begin issuing “receipts” to anyone they detain but do not arrest. The receipts will offer an explanation for the detainment along with the officer’s badge number. The receipts will also have contact information for the civilian review board in case the citizen wants to file a complaint. […]

Real Life Superhero Congressman John Lewis Went To Comic-Con — And It Was Fabulous

Real Life Superhero Congressman John Lewis Went To Comic-Con — And It Was Fabulous

Iconic Civil Rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) isn’t your stereotypical superhero, but he is indeed a real life superhero and he wowed young comics fans at the San Diego Comic-Con in July. Lewis visited Comic Con to promote March, a graphic novel trilogy that he co-wrote in the hopes of inspiring new generations to pursue activism […]

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