Archive | Censorship

Freedom Is Not Free

As long as millions of Americans vote on the basis of who gives them free stuff, look for their freedom — and all our freedom — to be eroded away, bit by bit.

FCC “Study” vs. the First Amendment

ending federal bureaucrats to meddle in newsroom affairs by conducting an alleged “study” will chill news coverage and make government-licensed broadcast media think twice about airing stories that place the Obama administration in a bad light.

“Studied” Censorship

The nation must be made “safe” from provocative words. It won’t be called “censorship.” It will be called the enforcement of “responsible speech.”

Freedom of Speech vs. Embarrassing The Government

A federal employee decides to write a book on his knowledge of a known government scandal. After signing a book contract with a major publisher, the book deal is subsequently forbidden—by the government. Does this sound like a George Orwell novel? Or an Ayn Rand work of fiction? No. It’s really happening. Not in a […]

Censorship by Fear

if one remains silent for fear of retaliation or retribution, one can’t claim that one is being “censored,” can one?

Kill Bill Killian’s Assault on Freedom of Speech

As I noted in my last column, “The Stinking Badges of Our Federales” (June 2nd), the Department of Justice is again on the attack against freedom of speech. The occasion for this guerilla attack is a talk to be given by United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee Bill Killian during an event […]

From Licensing to Censorship

Every day, millions of Americans dispense advice to friends, relatives, and complete strangers through blogs, websites, and a variety of online publications. And each time they do so, many of these Americans could be risking substantial fines and perhaps even imprisonment. As an example, three years ago Steve Cooksey was rushed to the hospital in […]

September 11th, 2012

It’s much like the alignment of the planets to produce some catastrophic force, or the convergence of two storm systems: The U.S. remembers 9/11. On 9/11/2012, Muslim mobs assault the U.S. embassy in Cairo, hauling down the U.S. flag and raising the black flag of jihad. In Benghazi, Libya, hours later, another mob launches a […]

Regulation of Property Leads to Censorship

Is there a correlation between the establishment of a welfare state and a trend towards censorship? Do growing restrictions of freedom of speech (e.g., the notion of “hate speech”) occur inevitably with the congealing of a welfare state or an increasing regulation and expropriation of property? Must the expropriation of private property (including money) ultimately […]

Department of Justice Sputters on Censorship

I emailed this letter to Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, at the Department of Justice: 27 July 2012 Thomas Perez Assistant Attorney General Civil Rights Division Department of Justice Washington, DC Mr. Perez: Your astoundingly evasive and nearly comical response to Representative Trent Franks’s direct, simple question today, during a session of […]

From Licensing to Censorship

Every day, millions of Americans dispense advice to friends, relatives, and complete strangers through blogs, websites, and a variety of online publications. And each time they do so, many of these Americans could be risking substantial fines and perhaps even imprisonment. As an example, three years ago Steve Cooksey was rushed to the hospital in […]

The Leftist-Islamic Alliance Against Freedom of Speech

Robert Spencer, a tireless defender of freedom and the freedom of speech against Islam, was attacked recently in the New York Daily News and charged with having “inspired” Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik to go on his killing spree in July 2011. The writer, Nathan Lean, in his July 9th column, “Expose the Islamophobia industry,” […]

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