Treatment of Assange Compared to That Accorded to Dirty Dossier’s Steele – Ray McGovern

April 13, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The gist of it is that former British MI6 intelligence officer and current mercenary spy-for-hire, Christopher Steele, author of the discredited “Dirty Dossier” about Donald Trump, has been accorded First Amendment rights in a court case in the USA.

You might wonder why this article caused me so much spluttering annoyance over my breakfast? Steele’s treatment is in marked contrast to that accorded to Wikileaks publisher and editor in chief, Julian Assange, and the hypocrisy is breathtaking. Allow me to expound.

Source: Treatment of Assange Compared to That Accorded to Dirty Dossier’s Steele – Ray McGovern

What If G-Men Went After the Washington Post as They’re Going After the Enquirer? – Ira Stoll

December 18, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Imagine that a federal prosecutor had gone after The Washington Post Company back in the 1990s on the theory that the reluctance of its magazine, Newsweek, to publish an article about a sex scandal involving Bill Clinton constituted an illegal campaign contribution to the Clinton campaign.

The ensuing outcry and fear that prosecutors would begin substituting their own news judgment for that of editors wouldn’t have been limited to First Amendment absolutists like Nat Hentoff. It would almost certainly have been widely shared. And justifiably so.

As Newsweek itself eventually found out via Matt Drudge, and as the framers of the First Amendment well understood, free-market competition is better regulation of press behavior than any second-guessing by government lawyers threatening criminal prosecution based on creative theories of campaign finance law.

Source: What If G-Men Went After the Washington Post as They’re Going After the Enquirer?

The Rutherford Institute :: Yes, You Have the Right to Talk Back to the Government, But It Could Get You Killed |

November 28, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

What the architects of the police state want are submissive, compliant, cooperative, obedient, meek citizens who don’t talk back, don’t challenge government authority, don’t speak out against government misconduct, and don’t step out of line.

What the First Amendment protects—and a healthy constitutional republic requires—are citizens who routinely exercise their right to speak truth to power.

It’s not an easy undertaking.

Weaponized by police, prosecutors, courts and legislatures, “disorderly conduct” charges have become a convenient means by which to punish those individuals who refuse to be muzzled.

Source: The Rutherford Institute :: Yes, You Have the Right to Talk Back to the Government, But It Could Get You Killed |

The Rutherford Institute :: You Want to Make America Great Again? Start by Making America Free Again |

October 16, 2018 by · 1 Comment 

Living in a representative republic means that each person has the right to take a stand for what they think is right, whether that means marching outside the halls of government, wearing clothing with provocative statements, or simply holding up a sign.

That’s what the First Amendment is supposed to be about.

Yet through a series of carefully crafted legislative steps and politically expedient court rulings, government officials have managed to disembowel this fundamental freedom, rendering it with little more meaning than the right to file a lawsuit against government officials.

Source: The Rutherford Institute :: You Want to Make America Great Again? Start by Making America Free Again |

Jared Taylor Wins First Round in Anti-Censorship Suit Against Twitter – American Renaissance

June 17, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Yesterday, California Superior Court Judge Harold E. Kahn rejected Twitter’s petition to dismiss the suit Jared Taylor brought against Twitter for banning his Twitter account and that of his organization, American Renaissance. The judge also rejected Twitter’s motion under California’s Anti-SLAPP law to strike the complaint, adding that it was “hard to imagine a clearer public interest lawsuit.”

Judge Kahn described Taylor’s complaint as “very eloquent,” adding that “it goes to the heart of free speech principles that long precede our constitution.”

Source: Jared Taylor Wins First Round in Anti-Censorship Suit Against Twitter – American Renaissance


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