Tag Archives: Free Speech

Liberal-Democracy as Illiberalism — the Subversion of Liberty

The Specter of Soft Totalitarianism By Daniel J. Mahoney Alexis de Tocqueville ends his classic work Democracy in America (published in two volumes in 1835 and 1840) with an evocative description of a new “species of oppression” that he believed … Continue reading

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Easy Targets! and Who is it O.K. to Mock?

Easy Targets By Jay Nordlinger In today’s Impromptus, I discuss a column by Bret Stephens, “possibly the greatest column in the history of columns.” It’s called “Muslims, Mormons and Liberals.” (See Below) You know The Book of Mormon — not the actual book, but … Continue reading

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New Orleans Bans Religious Expression

Bourban Street Blues CHARISMA NEWS STAFF  Religious speech is a criminal offense on New Orleans’ Bourbon Street. At least it will be if Mayor Mitch Landrieu has his way. Last October, Landrieu approved a religious speech ban that prohibits loitering or … Continue reading

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Pulpit Freedom Sunday – Oct 7

Pastors pledge to defy IRS, preach politics from pulpit ahead of election By Cristina Corbin More than 1,000 pastors are planning to challenge the IRS next month by deliberately preaching politics ahead of the presidential election despite a federal ban on … Continue reading

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