Free Speech

Senator Rand Paul vs. YouTube’s COVID-19 “Misinformation Policy”

YouTube bans any video that contradicts pronouncements of the World Health Organization.

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Defending The Freedom of Speech and Association Requires Bravery

To truly support free speech, one has to accept that some people will say and publish things he finds deeply offensive. Similarly, to be for freedom of association, one has to accept that some people will associate in ways that he finds deeply offensive, such as associating or not associating on the basis of race, sex or religion.

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...

Flag Burning and Freedom

“We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration, for in doing so we dilute the freedom that this cherished emblem represents.”

Hatred of Mohammad … Or Love of Liberty?

Freedom of speech; separation of church and state. These are principles to cherish, not to denigrate. The true “haters” out there are the ones who shout the label of “hater” at anyone who dares to take a moment to stand up for them.

What’s The True Test of One’s Commitment to Free Speech and Association?

Permitting discriminatory practices in publicly owned facilities — such as libraries, parks and beaches — should not be permitted. That is because they are publicly financed by taxpayers and everyone should have a right to equal access. Denying freedom of association in private clubs, private businesses and private schools violates a human right.

‘Sensitivity’ Versus Freedom of Speech

Businesses should not self-censor and appease those who bully them. They should uphold the right to free speech and liberty—and pressure governments everywhere to do their job of protecting business and the rest of us against the initiators of physical force.

Offensive Speech

It’s fine if the NBA — or any private group — wants to censor speech on its own property. But it’s important that government not have the power to silence us.

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.