Tag Archives: Free speech

We need a true defender of the First Amendment, and it isn’t the ACLU

I have a confession to make, which is sure to set the teeth gnashing of my conservative brethren. I was once a proverbial “card carrying member” of the American Civil Liberties Union. Not something you hear a lot of Republicans admit, I grant you. I was supportive of the ACLU because, despite taking a number […]

The future of freedom of speech

Recently, I have come to believe that the issue of free expression on college campuses, and specifically how it is today restricted, is the biggest threat to the future of the American republic that we face. Never was this more apparent to me than when I read the findings of a new study conducted by […]

Shutting down free speech

As Maine’s legislative leaders bring us to the brink of a government shutdown, it is worth diverting our attention to some other places in the country that are shutting things down. One such place is Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington, where an increasingly aggressive group of student “protesters” have been on a mission to […]