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In the wake of allegations that the Internal Revenue Service has been extensively used as a weapon by the Obama Administration against political foes, many have reflected on the frightening notion that the IRS will soon be in charge of your health care and what serv
Federal Government's Latest First Amendment Assault Targets College Campuses
Adding to this week's Scandalpalooza is a lesser known, but incredibly disturbing tidbit. According to Legal Insurrection, the federal government mandated speech codes on all college campuses. Free speech issues on college campuses usually center around student groups' rights to protest, but this latest first amendment assault creates such a subjective vacuum, it renders every college student a potential criminal:
Obama and Religious Freedom Day; A Hypocritical Head-Scratcher
“I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 16, 2013, as Religious Freedom Day.”
Ah, the hypocrisy of the left. Rarely is it on such display as in questions of the First Amendment. The left delights in the right to say anything they like, however inflammatory and to publish what they like, no matter the consequences. All of this under the rights protected by the First Amendment. However, when the tables are turned, they are the first to cry foul.
When Nancy Pelosi announced that the Obamacare bill would have to be passed in order to see what was in it, the American people knew (or should have known) that this was not a piece of legislation which had been fully considered. Now that it is law, this is becoming increasingly evident on at least one front; the response to litigation against it. A look at decisions made regarding lawsuits filed against Obamacare show that the judicial system was not prepared for such arguments. Take, for example, the cases of Hobby Lobby and Domino’s Farms.
When a government oversteps its limitations, citizens will sometimes grumble or gripe. When it’s the American government overstepping the bounds of the Constitution, Americans band together and take it a little more seriously.
In 1953, a tradition began in Santa Monica, California. Nativity scenes were displayed in Palisades Park at Christmas time, earning Santa Monica the nickname “City of the Christmas Story.” Now, after a bitter dispute over free speech, that nickname has come to an end.
On The Necessity Of Independent Citizen Journalists
Like many cities across the nation, Philadelphia faces a budget crisis due to massive overspending by lawmakers on wasteful projects. In order to make up for their $179 million shortfall, Philadelphia’s government has proposed everything from steep soda taxes to property tax increases.
DISCLOSE Act Passes: Time to Turn Up the Heat on the Senate
We just received word that regretfully the DISCLOSE Act passed. To see who did what, go to the roll call votes here. As was noted yesterday, to cover the butts of any uncertain legislators, Reid has promised the Senate will take this up. The DISCLOSE Act action center has been updated so that you can immediately turn your ire on the other chamber.