Tag Archives: First Amendment

Stochastic Terrorism

Something changed in 2016. Before that, the vitriol [George Soros] faced was largely confined to the extremist fringes, among white supremacists and nationalists who sought to undermine the very foundations of democracy. But with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, things got … Continue reading

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Trump’s political advertising

President Trump on Monday released a triumphant campaign advertisement declaring his first 100 days in office a success, and branding news media that have reported otherwise as “FAKE NEWS.”–NY Times This is astonishing–I don’t remember a politician trying to substitute … Continue reading

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What’s Extreme

Forty-eight members of the Democratic caucus attempted to do something never previously done: Amend the Bill of Rights. They tried to radically shrink First Amendment protection of political speech. They evidently think extremism in defense of the political class’s convenience … Continue reading

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Does the Bill of Rights apply to the states? Probably.

Does the Bill of Rights apply to the states? Probably, but only when the Supreme Court says it does. Before 1920, mostly it didn’t. It all depends on the Fourteenth Amendment which reads in part: “… nor shall any state deprive any … Continue reading

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Constitutional Amendment

Let it be, let it be Let it be, let it be Whisper words of wisdom, let it be Paul McCartney, John Lennon. Copyright: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC   Should the NYS or the Federal Constitution be amended? The idea has merit … Continue reading

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WRITE ON: Protest and the First Amendment

Michael J. Fitzgerald of  Valois and Watkins Glen, New York wrote the following article for his ‘Write On’ column which appears in The Finger Lakes Times  every Friday. This article was published on Friday, August 9, 2013. It was posted here with … Continue reading

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