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The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is one of ten basic protections enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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College Conservatives Battle with the Suppression of Free Speech: 5 Outrageous Censorship Incidents

In a time when censorship is all the rage, one organization is doing its part to attempt to combat censorship on college campuses and provide a way for intellectual diversity to thrive. The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) endeavors to facilitate a vibrant community for students, faculty, and alumni to learn foundational American principles and offer an intellectual community in which ...

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Jewish Conservative, Laura Loomer, Suing CAIR and Twitter

A new disturbing censorship trend is emerging through social media and other large platforms’ banning of conservative users. Conservative activist and avid free speech supporter, Laura Loomer, has filed a lawsuit against Twitter and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) after she was banned from the social media platform in 2018. Unfortunately, her banning was not an isolated incident; as ...

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2nd Becomes the ‘It Depends’ Amendment

Dick’s and Dunkleberger’s have decided the 2nd Amendment contains a hitherto unknown age restriction on the sale of rifles. In the future only customers over the age of 21 will be able to buy a scary–looking long gun in those stores. Walmart, L.L. Bean and Florida also are banking on age discrimination as a civil rights violation understanding judges will ...

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What is The First Amendment?

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is one of ten basic protections enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Full Text of the First Amendment Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people ...

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Free speech is a right – even if you are a Conservative

America’s schools foster intolerance.  They’ve become places where students are taught not to seek out the truth or the thoughts and opinions of others who disagree with them. Rather, our schools – particularly our colleges and universities – have become hotbeds of “hard left fascism,” as Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass put it in an opinion article last spring. The ...

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Your right to petition and how to use it

The Right to Petition. The First Amendment gives the people the right “… to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” “Redress” means remedy. This right is not limited to citizens as are some other rights, e.g., the Privileges and Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment relates to citizens. The Right to Petition belongs to all people in the ...

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A complete misunderstanding of the first amendment

First Amendment on Newseum

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has become so institutionally, socially and legally misunderstood that it has become a cudgel against the freedoms that its authors intended to protect. The first amendment was cited by the courts as they pulled the ten commandments from government buildings, banned prayer at high school games, and sought to force a baker to ...

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ACLU Demands Investigation of Police at Phoenix Trump Rally

You could tell how disappointed that the left, their media mouthpieces and all haters were after the police in Phoenix stymied ANTIFA goons and activists who wanted to provoke violence during President Trump’s speech on Tuesday. Unlike Charlottesville where an incompetent mayor and a political hack governor were unable to keep the peace when radical leftists invaded the city to incite ...

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Free Speech Under Assault as Company Pulls Hosting from Controversial Website

The war on the First Amendment continues to rage on as the events in Charlottesville this weekend have given a green light to those who want to censor every viewpoint that they don’t agree with and economic terrorism is the left’s weapon of choice. Hosting company GoDaddy has given the heave ho to the white nationalist website the Daily Stormer ...

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Milo and Coulter take free speech fight to Berkeley

Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopolous

Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter are planning separate efforts to take free speech to U.C. Berkeley students and faculty whether they want it or not. Milo released an online statement Friday announcing a multi-day event called “Milo’s Free Speech Week” which will feature some events at Berkeley “in the name of free expression and the First Amendment” to be held ...

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The Liberal Press Advocates For And Defends Liberal Candidates. Is This In Keeping with their Constitutional Protection?

Not long ago Donald Trump was asked why he didn’t defend Obama’s noble character when someone in Trump’s audience stated that Obama was really a Muslim. First of all, neither Trump nor any Republican should ever even consider defending Obama about anything. However, the fact is that when a Democrat makes a derogatory statement about a Republican the press reverses ...

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Dexter, ignorance of basic rights and the slide into serfdom

My son and I were binge-watching “Dexter” on Netflix the other night. In one episode, the police department set up random roadblocks to DNA test everyone that that came through to hopefully find suspects from old cases. They called it a DNA sweep. I was so proud when my son said “They can’t do that. The fourth amendment says so!” I ...

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Gay Group Attacks First Amendment

NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — Bill Donohue comments on the Human Rights Campaign: The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is ill-named: it is a gay rights group that often disrespects the human rights of those with whom it disagrees. Its latest burst of intolerance occurred yesterday when it attacked David Tyree, the New York Giants’ hero in the ...

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Air Force Academy Called Out for Violating Constitutional Rights

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — The Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition comprised of 24 groups led by the Family Research Council and including legal groups such as Alliance Defending Freedom, Liberty Counsel, The Liberty Institute, and Thomas More Law Center, has announced that they stand ready to offer assistance to any Air Force Academy cadet who faces repercussions for ...

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