freedom of speech

Trumpkin Calls Bill de Blasio An ‘Accessory To Murder’ For Opposing Trump (TWEETS)

Trumpkin Calls Bill de Blasio An ‘Accessory To Murder’ For Opposing Trump (TWEETS)

As most of us know by now, a certain element of Donald Trump’s base thinks that daring to speak out against the Donald is nothing short of treasonous. For the last two years, reporters and others who have even mildly criticized Trump on Twitter have found themselves brutally harassed and threatened by pro-Trump diehards. The […]

5 Things You Should Know About Religion And Freedom Of Speech

5 Things You Should Know About Religion And Freedom Of Speech

Hello, dear readers, your friendly liberal lawyer is back with another guide to the oft-misunderstood first amendment. This week we’ll look at religious free speech, specifically, what clergy can and cannot say and what lines they must not cross. 1. The Basics As you may remember from my first freedom of speech piece, the first […]

7 Things You Probably Don’t Know About ‘Free Speech’

7 Things You Probably Don’t Know About ‘Free Speech’

In the digital age, everyone has the ability to have an opinion. Freedom of Speech is one of the most important pillars of the collection of rights we have as American citizens. Our first President George Washington declared that “if freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep […]

Texas A&M Cancels Neo-Nazi’s White Power Party (VIDEO)

Texas A&M Cancels Neo-Nazi’s White Power Party (VIDEO)

Yesterday Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas officially canceled a planned white nationalist rally on their campus, citing concern for student safety. University leaders announced Monday that there were “concerns about the safety of its students, faculty, staff and the public,” which led them to cancel the September 11th event. The rally was organized by […]

Trump Really Could Rewrite The 1st Amendment – With A Lesson From Russia (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Trump Really Could Rewrite The 1st Amendment – With A Lesson From Russia (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Donald Trump’s anti-media Twitter rants and repeated promises to “open up libel laws” are cause for concern. Trump wants jail time and loss of citizenship for flag burning. He wants to “close up the internet” for our own protection. He called those who value First Amendment freedoms “foolish people.” Trump’s “running war with the media” […]

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 […]

Trump Flips Stance On Flag Burning In A Very Short Time Period (VIDEO)

Trump Flips Stance On Flag Burning In A Very Short Time Period (VIDEO)

Don’t be fooled, just last year in an interview with David Letterman, President-elect Donald Trump agreed 100% with Letterman that burning the flag was a form of “expression.” Recently Trump came out with a Twitter post that stated that he believed anyone that burned the flag should face losing their citizenship or face jail time, […]

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. […]

Jesse Ventura BODYSLAMS Kaepernick Haters (VIDEO)

Jesse Ventura BODYSLAMS Kaepernick Haters (VIDEO)

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura is a man of many talents. He’s been a wrestler, a public speaker, and a politician. He also served his country as a Navy SEAL in his younger years. Ventura is also a man of many opinions. This past week, he added his voice to the many veterans showing support for football player […]

6 Things YOU Can Do To HELP Our Troops Instead Of B*tching About Kaepernick (TWEETS)

6 Things YOU Can Do To HELP Our Troops Instead Of B*tching About Kaepernick (TWEETS)

By now, most Americans know about Colin Kaepernick bending a knee during the pre-game national anthem. His protest of racial injustice has been imitated, modified, and vilified. Some of our nation’s citizens have considered this peaceful protest to be an affront on the military. Somehow, not standing during the anthem is perceived as robbing the […]

Your Favorite Social Media Is Finally Taking Harassment Seriously (VIDEO)

Your Favorite Social Media Is Finally Taking Harassment Seriously (VIDEO)

It is known that Twitter is used as a vehicle to harass and bully, with many people going as far as committing suicide because of online harassment. Twitter has recently taken complaints seriously with the service suspending more than 235,000 accounts over the past 6 months. In the recent months, online personalities and celebrities have […]

JUST IN: WNBA Attempts Damage Control After Levying Hypocritical Fines (VIDEO)

JUST IN: WNBA Attempts Damage Control After Levying Hypocritical Fines (VIDEO)

The WNBA has chosen to lift all fines previously put on players who wore black warm-up shirts supporting both civilians and police officers involved in recent shootings. The three teams penalized were the Indiana Fever, New York Liberty, and Phoenix Mercury, who were each fined $5,000, in addition to the $500 fined to each individual player […]

Violence Against Black Women: Death Threats, Trump Bullies

Violence Against Black Women: Death Threats, Trump Bullies

Heather Smith, of New Jersey, received  gruesome death threats in her Facebook inbox this past Tuesday. The man  responsible has not been named. He hasn’t been charged with a crime. His Facebook post shows he resides in Cypress, Texas and is a 24-year-old white male. Smith shared with Click2Houston that she doesn’t know who the man […]

Ben Carson Wants To Use The Department of Education To Violate Your First Amendment Rights

Ben Carson Wants To Use The Department of Education To Violate Your First Amendment Rights

The more I hear from Ben Carson, the more terrified I become of the harm he would cause as our President. I try to give everyone a fair chance, but when you say things like Muslims should not be President, or that the Holocaust would not have happened if there had been more guns, I have a […]

SC High School Suspends Girl For Wearing Shirt Saying, ‘Nobody Knows I’m A Lesbian’

SC High School Suspends Girl For Wearing Shirt Saying, ‘Nobody Knows I’m A Lesbian’

Briana Popour is an openly gay student at Chesnee High School, and she was recently presented with an ultimatum by school administrators: Change your T-shirt or be suspended from school. The shirt in question said, “Nobody knows I’m a lesbian,” and Popour says she wears it for the benefit of other gay students at the […]

Pennsylvania Student: School Nurse Refused To See Me Because I Didn’t Recite Pledge Of Allegiance

Pennsylvania Student: School Nurse Refused To See Me Because I Didn’t Recite Pledge Of Allegiance

An eighth-grader in Carlisle, Pennsylvania says that she went to see the school nurse two weeks ago–only to have the nurse turn her away because because she refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Now the American Humanist Association is on the case. The girl, a student at Wilson Middle School, happened to be in […]