Category: Free Speech Under Assault - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Free Speech Under Assault
by | Jul 16, 2022

Language is linked with thought. We talk about the things we think about. Thought is private. Others can only guess what we are thinking until we reveal our thoughts by speaking them or writing them down. Oppressors control speech in…

by | May 21, 2022

Whoever makes the calls in the Biden administration has put the “Ministry of Truth” on hold. The reigning culture, the same class that brought us privatized censorship powerful enough to deplatform a sitting president, wanted to enshrine their right to…

by | Apr 26, 2022

The recent passage of the CROWN Act, Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, was a frivolous embarrassment to the world’s greatest deliberative body. This legislation was redundant since the Civil Rights Act already bans racial discrimination. But…

by | Apr 16, 2022

“Disinvitation season” used to be a season when student activists worked to disinvite usually conservative commencement speakers. Now it’s “cancel culture” — a year-round 24/7 pursuit to muzzle all who fail to embrace ideological purity. The internet enables people with…

by | Apr 15, 2022

In a refreshing religious liberty result from the world of academia, free speech won and preferred pronouns lost. A professor at Shawnee State University, in Portsmouth, Ohio, will be able to honor his conscience as a Christian who believes God…

by | Mar 17, 2022

We’ve all heard stories about university administrators cracking down on free speech. But free expression is suffering even without these enablers, and that should worry us. In a recent New York Times op-ed, University of Virginia senior Emma Camp powerfully…

by | Mar 11, 2021

As a deep believer in 1776, the subject of the ups and downs of British royalty leaves me neutral. They are hard to avoid in the media, but that has always been true. It comes with the territory. In the…

by | Feb 28, 2021

Washington Democratic House members are using the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot and the coronavirus pandemic in a scary effort to censor conservatives — and get Big Media to do their dirty work for them. Remember when the Left believed…

by | Feb 28, 2021

Socrates ran afoul of Athenian democracy, such as it was, and paid for it with his life. His student and admirer Plato learned the lesson and was more politically prudent. He did not lack greatness for that, nor did he…

by | Jan 11, 2021

The Left could have let us rest for a year. They could have celebrated defeating their nightmare bogeyman with their mindless zombie and his token minority “second,” and controlling all three tiers of government. They could have mocked and maligned…

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