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exactly. If ANYONE is endangering free speech, it's TRUMP, where the "media is the enemy of the people," remember????????!!!!!

Why do some have such a problem with a full thought.

 

It is the BIASED press that is the enemy of the people. If we are to assume that it is important for the citizens to know the events of the day, they do not get it from a biased media.

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First Amendment

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition.  It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices.  It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely.  It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.   


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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.

 

 

https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/first_amendment

 

 

 


Very informative.  Something everyone should know and pay attention to....including Donald John Trump and those who desperately resist admitting what they bought and now own.

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First Amendment

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition.  It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices.  It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely.  It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.   


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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.

 

 

https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/first_amendment

 

 

 

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exactly. If ANYONE is endangering free speech, it's TRUMP, where the "media is the enemy of the people," remember????????!!!!!
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It's fascinating to watch so-called conservatives pick up on offenses, of which they themselves are exceedingly guilty, and attribute the same offense to stereotypical groups of their creation.   

 

This time the equivalency between pro-nazi far right radicals of 1933 and far left 'radicals' of today is overtly implied, when doctrine espoused by the two is quite different.  Not true in other words.

 

According to Wikipedia....The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal was formerly known as the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.  It is described as an American conservative entity.  It is a project of the John Locke Foundation[also founded by Art Pope].  It has been criticized for advocating increased teaching loads for faculty, cutting funding for public education facilities.  "Jedediah Purdy, a professor of law at Duke University, wrote a piece in the New Yorker describing the Martin Center as staging "staging a two-pronged attack on public higher education as currently practised" through its proposals to raise tuition in the UNC system and and shift public funding to support students attending private colleges and to return to a great books curriculum."  The piece was entitled "A Political Crackdown at University of North Carolina".

 

Free speech is something that is absolutely essential to a democracy.  With freedom comes associated responsibility.  Guaranty of freedom to peddle propaganda that is untrue may be necessary to ensure freedom to make sure the real Truth remains available. 

 

Today the Free Press is clearly under attack by the big honcho and his sycophants.  Just as it was in 1933 by another big honcho.  Separate events, different times and players. It could be equivalent, but it's not.  Stifling truth is never acceptable....no matter who does it. 

 

This particular POTUS together with his sycophants are attempting to do just that. This is just one more distraction......another look, look, see, see so beloved by propagandists.

 

In the end, it is your choice whether or not to go along with the implications contained in this one's post[s].  From all indications to date it won't stop soon.

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After months of clashes with angry students, the university decided that the young professor it hired had to go.

 

From the day of his first class on campus, protesters had disrupted his lectures. Police had to clear angry students out of the room each day. Officials feared for the professor’s safety and appealed to students to respect his freedom to teach, but the students responded with a manifesto declaring that the offending professor must be dismissed and “a new university of a political nature built up.” They said they were entitled to the teachers they wanted, not someone like him.

 

Some of the faculty defended the professor and complained about students who cared more about politics than learning. Many others, however, said that life at the university would be much easier if, in the future, the administration would more carefully evaluate the views and identity of prospective faculty members before hiring. Better to screen out anyone who would upset student sensibilities than continue to have turmoil on campus.

 

The administration finally caved in to the pressure, first suspending the professor’s class and then terminating his employment. The students had won; the university was cleansed and the administration had been taught a lesson.

 

All of that sounds like a story from some American campus in the 21st century, but in fact, it is a description of the clashes between pro-Nazi students and the University of Breslau in 1933 following the appointment of a Jew, Ernst Cohn, to teach law. It is disquieting that more than 80 years later, we find exactly the same ideas about education and the same eagerness to resort to disruption among some American students as among young enthusiasts for National Socialism back then.

 

READ MORE:  https://www.jamesgmartin.center/2018/05/princeton-prof-thinks-free-speech-is-in-serious-trouble/

 

 

 

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