Category Archives: Freedom of Speech

LGBT Rights and the First Amendment

From Muhammad Ibn Abdullah to Joel Osteen the world seems awash with false prophets. This is why it is so important to be able to say whatever we want, to believe whatever we want about God, or not to believe, to publish whatever we want to publish, to associate with those whom we wish, and to shun those with whom we do not. Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech: An Educational Video

Nine years ago and after amost fifty thousand views,  comments keep coming in on this video, more pertinent today than ever. When the Islamic extremists burned down the Danish embassy in 2006 because of a cartoon, I expected the American … Continue reading

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A New Name for the Redskins

Certainly appropriate for the city where in they are based. Go Traitors! Go away, please…

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On Argument and Why Men Should Never Show Their Legs in Public

“He that complies against his will, is of his own opinion still”1 Argument is an intrinsic part of our interaction with other creatures. The first recorded argument is found in the book of Genesis, Chapter 3: 1 Now the serpent … Continue reading

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Do Social Media Networking Sites Compromise Personal and Professional Security?

“You’re nobody, till somebody loves you. You’re nobody, till somebody cares” (Cavanaugh, 1944). The first email was sent in 1971 (Tiedje, C., 2011). Next, along came the bulletin board systems complete with the familiar screeching sound of the modem, which … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Procedure the Cornerstone of Liberty

Originally Published in the St Augustine Town Crier The word comes from the Old French, eleventh century “parlement” translated as “talking” and the suffix “ary”, again from the French “of or belonging to.” The word parliamentary means a way of … Continue reading

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Ramp Up the Rhetoric!

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer Patriots protest! Silence is shameful. Citizens! The country is in crisis and the Congress is culpable. Ramp up the Rhetoric! The recent shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the killing of District Court Judge … Continue reading

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Poem: A Toast to the Constitution

A simple document in seven parts An easy read, including the amendments Compelling words that stir up young men’s hearts To sacrifice their lives for independence And sacrifice they did, that holy number Was yearly multiplied in foreign fields In … Continue reading

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Poem: The Afrocentric Pejorative

Now everybody knows there is a word you cannot say. It is much worse than other words that fill us with dismay. Greater by far than Kike, or Wop, or Dot-Head, or Ofay. Grave consequences loom for those who put … Continue reading

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