Tag: 1st Amendment

Raising The Standard

“God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.”  Daniel Webster Loving, guarding, and defending liberty is the full-time responsibility of every American.   Unfortunately, not every American loves freedom enough to…

Journalism Is Not a Crime

The First Amendment took a major beating in a California courtroom last week. On Friday, 11/15/19, a jury in San Francisco’s U.S. District Court found David Daleiden and his team guilty of trespassing, fraud, and other infractions. Daleiden and his…

The Throne and the Pulpit

There was a time in America when we had pastors and preachers in the similitude of Old Testament prophets. They were men who helped forge a land of freedom. Furthermore, they helped insure that in the United States there was…

Silencing the Lambs

“Civil societies are necessarily tolerant to a degree, and intolerant to a degree; they punish what they cannot afford to tolerate and tolerate what they cannot afford to punish.” Oliver O’Donovan The mark of a good citizen at one time…

Censorship Crusade Continues

Throughout our history, free speech has been cherished in the United States of America. Thankfully, we have the First Amendment which mandates that “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.” It not only protects this right, but also…

There is No Wall Of Separation

“. . .One needs to protect the church from the state because the latter will utilize its enormous powers to do what the state has always done – either subvert the religion or destroy it.  If we continue our slide…

The Left Goes After Religious Liberty

“The freedom to worship is one of our nation’s most fundamental rights.  That First Amendment guarantee should never be used to undermine other Americans’ civil rights or subject them to discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, or…

Manipulating The Media

Two beliefs safely inhabit the canon of contemporary thinking about journalism. The first is that the internet is the most powerful force disrupting the news media. The second is that the internet and the communication and information tools it spawned,…

The American Church Is Clinically Dead

“Christians must vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics.  God cannot sustain this free and blessed country, which we love and pray for, unless the Church will take right ground.  Politics are a part of religion in…

The Age of Mass Delusion

Political Propaganda is the management of collective attitudes by the manipulation of the masses toward a certain cause, position or political agenda. Or as Adolf Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf, “the art of propaganda consists in putting a matter so…

Free Speech

“Liberal censorship” is technically an oxymoron. But today liberal censorship is a common reality. Where once free speech reigned on college campuses and in other secular institutions (or at least it was so thought), today you have the totalitarianism of…

Use It or Lose It

The MRC study confirms what we knew to be true already: There is a war against conservative and religious speech… For many years I’ve said that, when it comes to America, I’m more concerned with the absence of light than…

Left Going After the First Amendment

That story about California’s proposed legislation to ban “fake news”–by which they mean any reportage or commentary that they, the exalted rulers, don’t like–has inspired some gloomy thoughts among my friends. Because the leftid Bad Guys are acting like they…