Government Subsidies Will Erode The Freedom of The Press

Government Subsidies Will Erode The Freedom of The Press

Newspapers around the world are losing revenues, both subscription and advertising. As Terence Corcoran of the National Post reports, newspaper revenues in Canada declined 35 per cent ($1 billion) from 2012 to 2014, with a significant further decrease expected also in...
Criticizing Islam and Free Speech

Criticizing Islam and Free Speech

The day after a horrific shooting spree by what appears to be a radicalized Muslim man and his partner in San Bernardino, California, Attorney General Loretta Lynch pledged to a Muslim advocacy and lobbying group that she would take aggressive action against anyone...
Leftists Encourage Censorship in America

Leftists Encourage Censorship in America

Support for the idea that it’s good to hear all opinions, even offensive ones, is thin. A plurality of Americans now support laws against “hate speech.”                 Conservatives once wanted to ban Playboy magazine, violent rap lyrics and...
Hush Rap

Hush Rap

Is it possible to separate your feelings about someone’s music, art or ideas from your respect for their individual right to practice or otherwise engage in these things? To healthy and reasonable people, the answer is yes. If you’re the mayor of Chicago — not so...
Assault on Free Speech in Texas

Assault on Free Speech in Texas

Pictured above the winning cartoon by artist Bosch Fawstin, author of the Pigman graphic novels. — Ed Today, a free speech event in Texas was attacked by two gunmen, who were shot and killed by police when the attackers opened fire and injured security guard...
“Provocation” IS Freedom of Speech

“Provocation” IS Freedom of Speech

In the aftermath of the Garland, Texas, shootings at The Muhammad Art Exhibit & Contest, Pamela Geller, contest organizer and president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an anti-Islamic organization, was interviewed by CNN. In the interview, Geller’s...
Hatred of Mohammad … Or Love of Liberty?

Hatred of Mohammad … Or Love of Liberty?

HuffingtonPost.com reports: Two men were shot dead after opening fire outside an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in Garland, Texas on Sunday. The two men fired towards the Curtis Culwell Center and hit security guard Bruce Joiner, who was shot in the...
‘Sensitivity’ Versus Freedom of Speech

‘Sensitivity’ Versus Freedom of Speech

Recently my MBA business ethics class discussed the case of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as well as the case of the Danish Mohammed cartoons published in 2006. Somebody also brought up Sony and its movie The Interview. We had just covered the virtue of...
An Open Letter to Clemson Students

An Open Letter to Clemson Students

We pledge to all Clemson students-present and future-that we support and will defend your freedom of thought, conscience, inquiry, speech, expression, and communication. It is our moral obligation as faculty to defend our students’ basic rights to free speech and...

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