free speech
Oct 2017

“my generation is a generation that’s never not had freedom of speech or democracy. So we don’t know what the f**k we’re losing.”

“The school has continuously taken the side of racist groups like the College Republicans by defending their harmful speech as ‘free speech’ and ‘free assembly’.”

“I believe the Mayor was purposefully lying and if he wasn’t lying, he was grotesquely incompetent.”

“Fascist regimes rose to power by attacking free speech…”

A storm of a different kind

“They are killing us! This is ethnic cleansing!”

Free speech.

“The entire situation was bizarrely theatrical.”

“That is not what we do in an open democracy.”

“Perhaps the most important thing we can do as a university is to teach students how to engage and listen to those with whom they differ.”

“This is about liberals use of the concept of free speech…”

Sep 2017

“…a few days before the event AU administrators told YAL that the space was no longer available”

“Undoubtedly, left-wing ‘antifa’ groups have contributed to the security risks…”

A “public forum” for all?

Trump: C’mon, let’s boycott the NFL

Allahpundit Sep 24, 2017 2:01 PM

“League should back U.S.”

“Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said Friday she assumes the ‘Free Speech Week’ at the University of California at Berkeley has been canceled…”

“the right response is not the heckler’s veto, or what some call platform denial.”

“It’s the most narrow-minded, close-minded worldview you can imagine.”

Paperwork, disinformation and confusion

“…I don’t think I’m that threatening.”

“it is a perfect exhibition of a much broader phenomenon”

Firestorm alert: Steve Bannon headed to Berkeley

Jazz Shaw Sep 13, 2017 5:41 PM

Katy bar the door

“Freedom of speech is good, but it all depends on what you’re speaking about.”

Words are “powerful weapons”

Does SAG-AFTRA really want to go there?

“…the balcony overlooking Zellerbach’s main floor will be closed due to safety concerns.”

Aug 2017

Cheap shots.

“I’m not going to be like ‘I’m sorry the words free speech triggered you so badly.'”

“Don’t do that. Think for yourself.”

“[T]here is a line between freedom of speech and then posing a risk to public safety.”

Should free speech be protected on social media?

John Sexton Aug 28, 2017 7:21 PM

“This is a really terrible time to be a free speech advocate.”

“The First Amendment is being rendered meaningless by the same kinds of mobs it was implemented to hold at bay.”

“Boston shortchanged itself…it gamed the First Amendment.”

“Liberalism is founded on the belief that we should tolerate one another’s error…”

“It’s not the right to speech and assembly that should be restricted; it’s the right to carry guns…”

“American liberals were forced to sidestep First Amendment absolutism to combat a political foe”

Don’t let this one go off the rails, please

Actress: ACLU “the NRA of free speech”

Ed Morrissey Aug 17, 2017 5:21 PM

NYT columnist: ACLU needs social-justice definition of free speech.

Boston approves permit for ‘Free Speech’ rally

John Sexton Aug 16, 2017 5:01 PM

“We’re trying to get people to stop fighting and start listening.”

Berkeley announces “free speech year”

Jazz Shaw Aug 16, 2017 2:31 PM

This is gonna be totally awesome