Tag Archives: First Amendment

Some Thoughts on Free Speech

My brother†Adam posted something on his blog yesterday that spurred me to write down some thoughts I’ve had about free speech lately.
Adam often comments on the Opinion Talk blog run by our local newspaper, The Fresno Bee. Recently, one of the editors posted a request that people who participate there refrain from using personal attacks […]

What about the Rest of the First Amendment?

Last night, people in Fresno decided to “flex political muscle” by walking through the streets in a throng:
They were marching through the heart of Downtown Fresno to demand immigration reform.
. . . The message; today we march, tomorrow we vote.
Many marchers also came to protest recent raids in Valley communities, like Mendota, where federal agents […]

Right to Protest

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. Pacifists have just as much right to protest as anybody. […]