Category Archives: freedom of speech issues

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley battle “hate” at the expense of the First Amendment

When I saw this story in the Oregonian, I thought the journalist had taken some liberties with the story. He wrote: Noting a recent spate of anti-Semitic “hate incidents” in the Portland area, Democratic U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff … Continue reading

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Religion versus ideology

In a recent op-ed piece on Massachusetts Live, Joseph Levine writes: States that violate rights can be legitimately targeted by boycotts and sanctions, while ethnic/religious identities cannot. That was the principle underlying the BDS movement against apartheid South Africa, is … Continue reading

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Desperate for victimhood

People are so desperate to consider themselves victims that one man’s letter to the editor, criticizing mature women for wearing yoga pants, motivated hundreds of women to participate in a rally for their right to wear yoga pants. Check out … Continue reading

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MSN lying by omission?

I don’t claim to know the motivations of the Munich mass-murderer Ali Sonboly. People from Muslim countries can be deranged, depressed or at their breaking point just like the rest of us. But this much is clear: The media is … Continue reading

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Another Portland Confederate flag walk

I know a lot of y’all are tired of reading about the Confederate flag; after all, it means little in its own right. But Media-Government-Corp suddenly gave the Rebel flag a lot of new power by trying to ban it. … Continue reading

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My Portland Confederate flag walk

I just got back from walking all over downtown Portland with my full-sized Confederate battle flag. I started at Pioneer Courthouse Square, where a couple of Hispanic men asked me what flag I was holding. I told them it represents … Continue reading

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I’ve dusted off my old Confederate hat

No, I didn’t fight in the War Between the States; I’m not that old. But I did purchase a nice hat, while visiting the South, that features the battle flag. I wore it for a while, until the novelty wore … Continue reading

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