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Thought For the Day: Better A Thousand Fold Abuse of Free Speech Than Denial of Free Speech. The Abuse Dies In A Day, But the Denial Slays the Life of the People

“Better a thousand fold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people.” – Charles Bradlaugh (1833-1891)

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On the Influence of Mass and Social Media

Mass Media Shaping of Culture and Perceptions of Self, Others and the World:             Where once Gutenberg’s printing press led the way in shaping the world, the driving technology in the modern world is mass media in its many and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Restriction of Free Thought and Free Speech Is the Most Dangerous of All Subversions. It Is the One Un-American Act That Could Easily Defeat Us

“Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.” – Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

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The Chicago Seven and Liberty

The Chicago Seven and Libertyby Michael DoyleThe American soul was in desperate measurePoisoned and depleted of blood and lost treasureFor the sake of a war that people didn’t understandOur republic’s principles died for in a foreign landThe Vietnam draft and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: I’ve Got A Right To Say and Believe Anything I Please, But, I Haven’t A Right To Press It On Anybody Else

“I believe there is a limit beyond which free speech cannot go, but it’s a limit that’s very seldom mentioned. It’s the point where free speech begins to collide with the right to privacy. I don’t think there are any … Continue reading

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Cancel Culture Must End

I was so heartened to see 100 voices from the Left have finally seen the light so much so that they themselves are now beginning to say what I have said for over 15 years now.  This whole cancel culture … Continue reading

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First Principles: Whoever Would Overthrow A Nation’s Liberty Must Begin By Subduing Free Speech

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” –  Benjamin Franklin    

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Time Well Spent

In this age of global interconnection, we face a modern paradox.  At the same time that we are more connected than ever, we are also increasingly polarized and alienated from one another.  What might have been and can still be … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Curtailing Free Speech Strikes Twice At Intellectual Freedom

“To curtail free expression strikes twice at intellectual freedom, for whoever deprives another of the right to state unpopular views necessarily deprives others of the right to listen to those views.” – C. Van Woodward (1908-1999)      

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Points of Consideration

Tonight on election eve, it seems we have some things to think about in the US.  This is how my side sees it.  It wouldn’t be my side if I didn’t tend to agree, ya know? Points of Consideration by … Continue reading

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