Intellectually, I understand the Supreme Court's 7-2 decision that the First Amendment protects the most violent of video games. Experientially, I don't.
Before, people like me could almost always blame liberal "activist" justices, but this time seven justices, including conservatives Antonin Scalia, John Roberts and Samuel Alito, signed on to the constitutional madness.
Yet, in one of the first tests of the authenticity of that commitment, the Republicans appear poised to pull a "Pelosi." They don't seem to appreciate that they too can be subjected to the wrath of the voters if they engage in similar behavior.
On Thursday, May 19 Senate Republicans refused to vote for cloture in sufficient numbers to allow the Senate to move to the consideration of the nomination of Berkeley Law School Professor Goodwin Liu's nomination to became a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
"To everything there is a season," says Ecclesiastes 3:1, and the time for Republican senators to fight on judicial nominations is now!
Some ideas should be suffocated with silence rather than given the compliment of censorship. Attempts to outlaw them only give those who express them the notoriety they seek.
In America, it's easy to take freedom speech for granted. After all, for citizens of the United States, free speech is a birthright, an ideal deeply woven into the fabric of society and culture.
You know the Westboro folks. They’re the media darlings from Topeka, Kansas, who have picketed nearly 600 funerals.
The Alinskyite left is not content with cramming its legislative agenda down the American people's throats. Next stop: the Supreme Court.
Fred Phelps, the deranged pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church -- which is more like a family entourage of psychos -- has devised a scheme for getting attention: He desecrates military funerals.
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