The Supreme Court issued two religious liberty decisions today, one concerning whether religious organizations are required to provide contraceptive coverage in their insurance plans under Obamacare, and one concerning the extent to which religious organizations are immune from liability in employment discrimination cases. And as usual, the media understands neither.
Category: First Amendment
It’s Not 1984 in America. It’s Fahrenheit 451.
What we’re seeing in today’s culture war is not government oppressing us and attacking free speech. We’re doing it to ourselves. That’s arguably much worse. “Every record has been destroyed or falsified. Every book re-written, every picture has been repainted. Every statue and street building has been renamed. Every date has been altered and the […]
“Danger” is the new “I’m Offended,” and it’s a Deliberate Attack on Free Speech
Free speech does not protect speech that carries an impermissible risk of public danger, such as shouting “fire” in a crowded theatre. So now the Left shouts “danger” to silence their opponents, even where none exists, simply because it’s more effective than merely being “offended.” There’s a phenomenon in linguistics known as the “euphemism […]
Free Speech on College Campuses, and Jexodus
Jordan Rickards: 00:03 Okay. Welcome to the conservative opinion.com video podcast. Our guest today is the lovely Justine Murray and her resume is a little bit longer than most, so indulge me here for a moment while I read through this whole thing. Uh, Justine was the director of communications and was recently promoted […]
Free speech is not absolutely good, but it’s absolutely better than the alternative
The Internet is full these days of videos of college students at question-and-answer sessions engaging conservative guest speakers, who have the advantage of actually being adults, demanding the speakers answer questions about (or rather, answer for) privilege, or patriarchy, or whatever else is singularly to blame this week for all the world’s ills. One […]
The Hobby Lobby Decision Was Too Close For Comfort
It’s always great to win and to have our fundamental rights re-affirmed. But keep in mind that the Hobby Lobby decision was only 5-4, meaning we were only one vote away from having the First Amendment line-item vetoed by the Supreme Court, and losing our right to religious freedom. There is nothing complicated about […]