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Gathering Storms And Threats to Liberty

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 18, 2017 at 7:40pm 8/18/2017 at 7:40pm
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We’re living in a very dangerous time.

Several things are coming together that pose a serious threat to the liberty of anyone who is right-of-center.

While there are many factors at work, I’ve been focused in recent days on three: (1) Antifa becoming a part of the anti-Trump Resistance; (2) politically-motivated denial of...

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Palin v. NY Times – Sure looks like a case of “reckless disregard” for the truth

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:04am 8/18/2017 at 10:04am

As detailed extensively in prior posts, Sarah Palin has sued the NY Times for defamation based on an Editorial regarding the 2011 shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Recent developments have revealed that James Bennet, Editorial Page Editor, was the primary author of the Editorial, working off a draft prepared by a...

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Can NY Times really win Sarah Palin case by proving Editorial Author didn’t read the NY Times?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 14, 2017 at 9:00pm 8/14/2017 at 9:00pm

As detailed extensively in prior posts, Sarah Palin has sued the NY Times for defamation based on an Editorial regarding the 2011 shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.

I discussed the suit and the motion to dismiss filed by The Times in a prior post, NY Times defense: Palin Crosshairs Editorial Wasn’t Actually About...

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Court: VA Politician Who Blocked Constituent on Social Media Violated First Amendment

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 10:00am 8/1/2017 at 10:00am
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U.S. District Judge James Cacheris in Alexandria, VA, ruled that politicians who block followers on social media violates free speech.

From The Wall Street Journal:

A federal court in Virginia ruled that a local politician violated the free-speech rights of a constituent she banned from her Facebook page, in a case the judge...

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Brett Kimberlin lawsuit against Patrick Frey (Patterico) thrown out

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 24, 2017 at 8:15pm 7/24/2017 at 8:15pm

We have written several times about lawsuits commenced in Maryland federal court by Brett Kimberlin against numerous conservative bloggers, including our Editor Emeritus Mandy Nagy (“Liberty Chick”) based on her writing about Kimberlin when she was

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Sarah Palin’s case against The New York Times

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 10:00am 7/4/2017 at 10:00am

It appears that President Donald Trump isn’t the only major political figure battling the media.

However, instead of using Twitter, former Governor of Alaska and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is using the legal system.

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Howard Dean: “Hate Speech Is Not Protected By the First Amendment”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8:00pm 4/22/2017 at 8:00pm
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One of the fondest dreams of the radical (and not-so radical) left is to undermine the First Amendment and ultimately to control speech.  Democrats have advocated the DOJ’s investigation and even prosecution of climate “skeptics,” condemned “hate” speech formally in the House, supported the criminalization and ban of “hate” speech, and...

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Is it any wonder people shout back at the liberal media?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 5:00pm 11/5/2016 at 5:00pm

In case you missed it, the liberal media is really upset that the people they have been pissing on for years are pissing back. But it shouldn’t be a surprise.

There are countless stories of liberal media enemies-of-the-week, innocent citizens who make one errant comment or tweet and...

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Fighting Fire with Fire : GOP AG’s warning to “AG’s United for Clean Power”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 3:00pm 6/19/2016 at 3:00pm

I have been following the antics of 17 state attorney generals who formed (AGs United for Clean Power), which intends to promote the progressive climate change agenda by targeting the fossil fuel industry using racketeering statutes.

Recently, thirteen Republican members of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee Republicans sent letters to 17 state attorneys...

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#FreeRebelPundit – arrested while filming leftist riot DePaul U. appearance (Audio added)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11:00pm 5/24/2016 at 11:00pm
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Breitbart author/media personality Milo appeared at DePaul University tonight, and was met with a stage takeover and threats of violence.

Breitbart News has the details:

Milo Yiannopoulos’ event at DePaul University had to be cut short Tuesday night after protesters stormed the stage, blew whistles, grabbed the microphone out of the interviewer’s hand, and...

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Disney, Marvel Threaten Boycott If GA Gov Signs Religious Freedom Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8:30pm 3/23/2016 at 8:30pm

Walt Disney and Marvel, a Disney subsidiary, are threatening to boycott Georgia if Governor Nathan Deal signs into law a religious freedom bill that recently passed the Georgia state legislature.

The bill, HB 575, had already undergone significant revisions in response to pressure from SJWs.  The bill was initially designed to protect...

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Let #BlackLivesMatter protest at Mall of America (UPDATE)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 21, 2015 at 9:31pm 12/21/2015 at 9:31pm
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The Mall of America has gone to court seeking an injunction against Black Lives Matter protesters disrupting shopping at the mall on Christmas Eve day.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports on the hearing held in court today:

With a planned demonstration by Black Lives Matter at the Mall of America less than two...

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Quebec Bill Targets People Who “Write Against the Islamic Religion”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 17, 2015 at 8:30am 8/17/2015 at 8:30am

International support for blasphemy laws has been growing in recent years with Muslims pushing for them in Europe and Obama seemingly advocating for them at the U. N. In Quebec, a bill has been introduced that will target those who “write against the Islamic religion.”

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Watch People Struggle to Name First Amendment Rights

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 3, 2015 at 8:30am 8/3/2015 at 8:30am

Dan Joseph of MRCTV has released a new video which is as maddening as it is humorous. Joseph interviews a bunch of people and asks them to list the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment and almost everyone struggles to name them.

Here’s the best part, he’s interviewing people who have just...

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American Flag burning protest didn’t go as planned

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 3, 2015 at 1:00pm 7/3/2015 at 1:00pm
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We wrote the other day of the “Burn the American Flags” Event to be held on July 1, 2015, in Brooklyn, NY, by a group called DisarmNYPD.

The event got a lot of attention from the media, as this image posted by the group behind the protest shows:

But there were counter-protesters —...

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“Burn the American Flags” Event

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 10:02am 7/1/2015 at 10:02am
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A group called Disarm NYPD plans to celebrate the 4th of July with an July 1 event featuring the burning of American flags.

It started as an event to burn the Confederate Flag. But other groups around the country turned such events into burning both the Confederate and American flags, so the...

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Texas Legislature Drops “Cop Watcher” Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 11:00am 4/12/2015 at 11:00am

It’s proof that public pressure works.

After weeks under fire, Texas state representative Jason Villalba (R-114) has pulled his controversial “cop watcher” bill. As it was originally filed, the bill would have placed limits on how citizen journalists are allowed to document police activity. However, soon after the bill was referred to...

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