“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 […]