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Federal "Hate Speech" Ban on Horizon

The US government is inching closer to banning so-called hate speech.  The Washington Free Beacon reports, the National Science Foundation (NSF), a federal agency, will spend nearly $1 million in taxpayer money to create an internet database targeting “false and misleading ideas,” “suspicious memes,” and “hate speech” on Twitter.   813 more words

Editorials

Looking at the Bill of Rights – Part Two – First Amendment - Speech and Press

I put both of these issues of speech and press together because in my mind they involve words or ideas being expressed.  In our modern-day this would probably include video. 1,147 more words

Philosophy

Expensive Speech (Draft 1)

Expensive Speech

Off to jail with you –
We have permission
from our allies:

We gave them a Naval base
and they gave us

permission to torture you; 167 more words

Douglas Gilbert

Fran Lebowitz – a true New Yorker talking through the cheers and boos

Fran Lebowitz is a comic writer who has a difficult time writing. So instead, she speaks.

She’s the quintessential New Yorker. She loves her town. She celebrates it and it celebrates her. 604 more words

Culture

Without morals

If you want an example of what a world where morality is replaced by official forms, you only have to see what has happened in Rotherham… 604 more words

Politics