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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wd352pOtoY
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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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“We have a different hate campaign each week.”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 3, 2015 at 10:00am 4/3/2015 at 10:00am

Ann Coulter appeared on the O’Reilly Factor last night and addressed the story of the Indiana pizza place which was forced to shut down because of threats.

She pointed out that the left has adopted a regular cycle of outrage which usually turns out to be false. She also urged Republicans and...

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Religious Freedom Worth $100K+ to Conservative Donors

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 1:15pm 4/2/2015 at 1:15pm

Yesterday, we told you about a small Indiana pizza joint that has been forced to close down after its proprietors committed the unpardonable sin of coming forward in support of Indiana’s new RFRA law. An irresponsible “news hit” led to a landslide of boycott threats, liberal thinkpieces, and threats against the...

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Arkansas Governor calls for changes to #RFRA

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 1:10pm 4/1/2015 at 1:10pm

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson may have called for changes to his state’s recently-passed religious freedom legislation, but he certainly isn’t giving activists and the press a free pass to paint Arkansas’ RFRA with the wrong brush.

“This is a bill that in ordinary times would not be controversial, but these...

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CT Governor Bans State Paid Travel To Indiana, Ignores CT’s RFRA

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:20pm 3/31/2015 at 6:20pm

On March 26th, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The uproar would lead one to think such a law was brand new and have never been codified in law before. That would be wrong of course, 19 other states and the federal government have...

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Texas “Cop Watcher” bill walked back, sponsor under fire

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 23, 2015 at 9:13pm 3/23/2015 at 9:13pm

Earlier this month I wrote a lengthy but necessary breakdown of Texas’ “Cop Watcher” bill. Sponsored by Dallas-area House representative Jason Villalba, HB 2918 as filed would have changed the way activists and citizen journalists are allowed to interact with police officers.

Almost immediately after the bill was filed, Villalba came...

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New questions about Texas’ scandalous “Cop Watcher” bill

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 8:25pm 3/15/2015 at 8:25pm

The Texas legislature has a reputation for creating headlines, and HB 2918, authored by Dallas-area state Representative Jason Villalba (R-HD 114), might just be the “lege” scandal that we’ve all been waiting for.

Texans don’t like it when you mess with their right to hold government accountable—especially when it comes to police...

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Federal Judge orders Wisconsin not to enforce “anti-coordination” campaign laws

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:43pm 10/14/2014 at 7:43pm

In a somewhat stunning development, the same federal judge who issued an injunction against the infamous “John Doe” investigation, only later to be overturned by the appeals court, has just ordered the State of Wisconsin, in another lawsuit, to stop enforcing anti-coordination campaign finance laws.

The full decision will be embedded soon....

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Twitter sues to permit more disclosure of government snooping

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 3:30pm 10/7/2014 at 3:30pm

Turns out Twitter is also fed up with this administration’s war on transparency.

Last month, Twitter released a report detailing how they’d been banned from reporting the extent of government surveillance on the platform. In that report Twitter explained:

“…if...

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