Browsing All Posts filed under »First Amendment«

ACLU Warns Schools to Say Holiday Parties vs Christmas

December 9, 2010


School superintendents across the state were reminded by the ACLU this week that holiday celebrations focusing primarily on one religious holiday amount to an unconstitutional endorsement of  religion. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) letter, addressed to 137 public shool leaders across the state, stated that it was responding to a number of complaints from families […]


December 6, 2010


Time to take up arms, the government is out of control. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department’s national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country—launching a new partnership between DHS and Walmart to help the American public play […]

CNN Reporter Put On Watch List After Criticizing TSA

December 3, 2010


In light of new reports alleging that the TSA is creating a watch list of individuals who criticized the agency as a form of collective punishment, it’s revealing to note that CNN journalist Drew Griffin was also put on a TSA watch list immediately after he filed reports critical of the organization back in 2008. […]

Julian Assange is teasing Barack Obama over drip, drip Wikileaks releases

November 29, 2010


After all the ballyhoo before the fact, the Wikileaks revelations thus far are pretty underwhelming. Although we’ve been seeing figures like 2.7 million and 251,287 for the number of documents released, so far there have been, er, 220 posted on the Wikileaks site. The rest of the 250,000 have it seems, been given to the […]

It’s Official the FCC Will Vote to Take Over the Internet in December

November 23, 2010


FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski appears to be preparing to dramatically increase the FCC’s regulatory role over the Internet. He is doing so without the necessary Congressional authority – which he himself acknowledges he doesn’t have. And he is doing so by torturing and twisting the regulatory language he is drafting – so as to keep […]

Web Censorship Bill Sails Through Senate Committee

November 19, 2010


Who says Congress never gets anything done?On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that would give the Attorney General the right to shut down websites with a court order if copyright infringement is deemed “central to the activity” of the site — regardless if the website has actually committed a crime. The […]

School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike after Mexican students complain

November 12, 2010


13-year-old Cody Alicea rides with an American flag on the back of his bike. He says he does this to be patriotic and to honor veterans, like his own grandfather, Robert. He’s had the flag on his bike for two months but Monday, was told to take it down. A school official at Denair Middle […]