free speech
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

The on again, off again Boston Free Speech rally

Jazz Shaw Aug 15, 2017 2:31 PM

Will they stay or will they go?

“If the criterion for censorship is that nobody’s feelings can be hurt, we are finished as a free society.”

“antifascists have granted themselves the authority to decide which Americans may publicly assemble and which may not.”

“…they will be placed in a limited state.”

Jul 2017

Report: Steve Bannon wants Facebook, Google regulations

Taylor Millard Jul 29, 2017 2:31 PM

How “freedom-oriented.” Not.

“they conclude that physical violence is sometimes justified in order to stop such verbal violence.”

“I am known as a frequent critic of Christianity and have never been de-platformed for that.”

“Conservatives reported greater reluctance to discuss racial, political, and gender issues compared to liberals.”

“The blockade breached institutional values of freedom of expression and assembly.”

“…it seems that speech — at least certain types of speech — can be a form of violence.”

Or maybe you’re just enjoying the lawsuit

“Whose speech do I want protected, and at what social cost?”

It’s come to this

President Trump sued for blocking people on Twitter

John Sexton Jul 11, 2017 3:01 PM

“The White House acts unlawfully when it excludes people from this forum simply because they’ve disagreed with the president.”

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Spending the legacy of freedom

John Sexton Jul 03, 2017 7:31 PM

“when I came to Holland and here in America, often I think ‘But this is paradise.'”

“Did you ever ask yourself what would Jesus do in this particular situation?”

Jun 2017

“UCPD would select a ‘securable’ venue on campus, and ‘strongly encouraged’ BCR and BridgeCal not to publicly disclose the location of the event”

“…liberal professors play far less of a role in these incidents than a group we might refer to as the ‘radical left.'”

DoJ forfeits game to the Redskins™

Ed Morrissey Jun 30, 2017 12:41 PM

Off the hook.

“Almost all controversial speech harms people, upsets or offends them…”

LA Times: The case for restricting ‘hate-speech’

John Sexton Jun 22, 2017 3:21 PM

“You can ask a hundred people what hate speech is and you get a thousand different answers”

“No matter how radical, offensive, biased, prejudiced, fascist the program is?”

Some things require a sledgehammer, not a scalpel

Dear directors: just let Shakespeare be Shakespeare

Taylor Millard Jun 13, 2017 10:01 PM

Trying to be “hip” doesn’t always work.

“We have notified them of our decision to end our sponsorship…”

“The bats must be put away immediately…”

May 2017

“The constitution doesn’t protect hate speech” (Um… have you read it?)

“…he invites other ideas into the classroom that you wouldn’t able to hear in any other class.”