|The New Voting System that Gave Democrats a
GOP House Seat is Dangerous. Here’s Why
sole congressional seat, which had been in GOP hands for 49 years, was
recently captured by Democrat Mary Peltola. The victory has been touted
by liberals as either vindication of their agenda or as portending the
end of the career of Sarah Palin, Peltola’s most high-profile opponent.
Yet the result, which took weeks to finalize, was easily explainable:
It was a function of Alaska’s new ranked-choice voting (RCV) and
Top-four Primary (TFP) system -- a system electoral engineers would
like to institute nationwide.
|To Deal with Leftists, Imagine You're Confronting Satan
means nothing to leftists. The ends justify the means and they will
literally say or do anything to achieve their aims. They'll use
violence – Antifa, BLM, rioting and attacking Trump supporters – and
intimidation while calling conservatives fascists and blaming them for
the unrest. They'll rail against "racism" one moment and then excoriate
a race (whites) the next.
|The Power of Being "Offended" in Order to
Shut Down Political Debate
are increasingly claiming to be offended whenever those on the right
disagree with their left-wing positions. It doesn't matter what the
issue is; the left will divert a legitimate political debate into an
accusation that the right disagrees with them because they are full of
hate towards them. This puts the right on the defensive, and removes
the real debate from discussion.
|Who is 'The Press' in the First
What does "the press" mean in the First
Amendment's guarantee "Congress shall make no law...abridging the
freedom of...the press"? The Mainstream Media or collection
of reputable Internet, print, TV, and radio journalists,
right? Bloggers, too, if you're feeling generous?
Silence Free Speech
What would happen if a powerful union sued a
think tank for accurately quoting the union's president in a letter to
its supporters? Anyone who went to law school will recognize that as
the kind of far-fetched hypothetical that law professors dream up in
order to spark classroom discussion. But this is no hypothetical.
A good argument, as much as good meal, is one of
the joys of living. The Intellectual Virtues are meant to give you
control of arguments, not to be used as a prudish rule book that strips
color from your conversations.
The insistence on civility in the form of our
debates has the perverse effect of cannibalizing our principles, the
very essence of a civil society. That is why civility cannot be the
governing principle of citizenship or leadership.
Today and During the Civil Rights Movement
violence is just as punishable as pro-life violence; but pro-life
speech must be just as protected as pro-civil-rights speech.
|Must a Civil Society be a Censored Society?
Hate-speech laws may
be tempting in the battle against bigotry, but they run afoul of
individual liberty and First Amendment protections.
Out of Control
When propaganda is
the goal, truth and rational thought are the first casualties.
Rights' Trump Free Speech in Canada
Are human rights compatible
with freedom of the press and other forms of expression?
Hostile Environment for Free Speech
In America, we're
free to express all sorts of opinions, good, bad, and ugly. Some people
may be offended, and quite rightly so. But the government has no
business outlawing such expression.
Restrains HUD's Thought Police
The federal antidiscrimination
juggernaut stumbled recently, tripped up by an impediment called the
Importance of Talk Radio
"What has happened
recently, and what has so unnerved the liberals, is that talk radio has
"gone national." Instead of local talk show hosts commiserating with
conservative insomniacs during the wee hours, Rush Limbaugh (and
others) are proclaiming well-informed conservative views in an
entertaining format in broad daylight to tens of millions of people."
Dehumanization of Dissent
"What is taking place is
something far more serious than the emergence of some new tolerance.
Beliefs and values integral to our Judeo-Christian ethic and Western
civilization are not only being displaced but adjudged to have been
medieval and wicked."