Censorship – A Sign of Fear and Ignorance

“If a public school were to remove every book because it contains one word deemed objectionable to some parent, then there would be no books at all in our public libraries,”

Peter Scheer – Executive Director

California First Amendment Coalition

There is a dangerous movement sweeping across the country.  It began with pressures …

National Obsession with Political Correctness in Speech

Christine Brennan’s September 12th USAT0day OpEd plea for the Washington Redskins to change their name as, “if only some Native Americans think it’s racist … It’s racist”, is yet another sad example of selective political correctness and displays her lack of appreciation for the very rights which make her profession …

Fundamental Freedoms at Risk

“Freedom of speech means that you shall not do something to people either for the views they have or the views they express or the words they speak or write.”
Justice Hugo Black
We have recently been witness to several news items which do not bode well for the preservation of our …

Truth Under Attack

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”
H.G. Wells
If the preservation of a democracy and scientific progress rely on a knowledgeable and well educated populace, then America may be teetering toward an uncertain future. 
The first warning came with the publication of, “Why Johnny Can’t Read.”  …

The First Amendment Under Siege

“There are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual consent and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
James Madison
In the wake of the recent election night flip-flopping by the television networks over who won the Florida presidential election, there …

The Danger Of Sexual Harassment Laws

“Congress shall make no laws …”
Article 1 – Bill of Rights
Predatory sexual behaviors have been a reality ever since our ancestors diverged from their proconsul forebears.  In its primal form, such conduct was an ancient and instinctive holdover, likely contributing to early human survival for many of the same reasons …

Hatred Must Be Condemned … Whatever Its Source

“I think I know enough of hate”
Robert Frost
Four years ago, Republicans were embarrassed when a Grand Dragon of the Klu Klux Klan won a seat in Louisiana’s state legislature on their ticket.  Despite an attempt to soften his campaign rhetoric during a subsequent run for governor and his party’s all-out …

Ban The Minuteman!

“Much ado about Nothing”
With serious intellectual pursuits falling by the wayside at many colleges, small cadres of self-righteous students fritter time away identifying new social problems in need of an immediate cures.  As with earlier campus protests, demonstrations and the issuance of “demands” are the principal means of drawing attention …

A Nation’s Dream At Risk

“I have a dream …”
Martin Luther King
Thirty-nine years ago this month, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned its 1896 doctrine by declaring, “separate but equal institutions for whites and blacks, had no place in education and were inherently unequal.”  The intervening decades witnessed remarkable progress toward the enfranchisement of America’s minorities, …