NEWS, FACTS, TRUTH, CONSEQUENCES
"The Problem With Making Hate Speech Illegal" –Suzanne Nossel, Foreign Policy
"Protecting Free Speech Rights of White Nationalist Protests Does Not Require Us to Stay Silent"
"The Unfortunate Fallout of Campus Postmodernism" –Michael Shermer, Scientific American
“The country needs help. Send lawyers, press, and bureaucrats” –Renee Loth, Boston Globe
Making Sense Of Charlottesville: A Reader's Guide –WBUR, Boston
“Why free speech is fundamental” –Steven Pinker, Boston Globe
“Since in the age of the internet we are all publishers, each of us bears some private responsibility for the public’s sense of truth.” —Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny
The Trump Administration will continue to abuse its power. We'll continue to resist and exercise our First Amendment rights to protest and free expression. And journalists and reporters will continue to do their jobs.
In 2018 every member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 33 Senators, and 15 Governors are up for re-election. Plus many more on the all-important local levels. Call them. Call them again, and keep calling. Remind them that there will be consequences for their actions and that we are paying attention. FiveThirtyEight has an up-to-date & time tally of Senate & House members' votes with or against the president.
BILL OF RIGHTS
The First Amendment
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
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