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The Social Media Purge: Is the Mises Institute Next?

The state and its cronyist friends have built a world that seeks to silence our perspectives. We must recognize that arguments and content mean nothing if conduits for disseminating them are shut down.   I’ve been saying for years now … Continue reading

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After ‘Terror Watchlist’ Disarmament, ‘Haters’ will be Next in Line

“You all are intolerant. I don’t want to coexist with this hate,” a female SJW (“social justice warrior”) at Portland State University tells members of Students for Trump…“We’re gonna make it against the law for this,” she threatens in response … Continue reading

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Cometh the censor. Sort of.

Why did Google object to the picture? Was it just mindless automated political correctness? The tone of the writing in the email—it is prissy high-school prose—suggests a recent and censorious female graduate of one of our dismalized universities. So maybe … Continue reading

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The Emergence of Orwellian Newspeak and the Death of Free Speech

Orwell was an optimist. jtl, 419 By John Whitehead How do you change the way people think? You start by changing the words they use. In totalitarian regimes – a.k.a. police states – where conformity and compliance are enforced at … Continue reading

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We Must Protect Hate

Supreme Court…ruled…that the government enjoys the same freedom of speech as do persons. This is a novel and dangerous idea. It places government — an artificial creature based on temporary consensus and a monopoly of force — on the same … Continue reading

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NRA: Gun blogs, videos, web forums threatened by new Obama regulation

…that would include blogs and web forums discussing technical details of common guns and ammunition, the type of info gun owners and ammo reloaders trade all the time…Gunsmiths, manufacturers, reloaders, and do-it-yourselfers could all find themselves muzzled under the rule … Continue reading

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How To Spot And Critique Censorship Tropes In The Media’s Coverage Of Free Speech Controversies

American journalists and pundits rely upon vigorous free speech, but are not reliable supporters of it. They both instruct and reflect their fickle audience. … It’s easy to spot overt calls for censorship from the commentariat. I usually make it … Continue reading

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Blurred Lines: When Guns Become Speech

 How can a law designed to prevent guns exports pertain to the sharing of an idea? It can not. However, you can bet your last dollar that the gubment will twist it until it does. — jtl, 419 Anything Peaceful … Continue reading

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Jihadists Discover Texas is Not Paris

Look, soldiers of Allah: Texas is not, I repeat, IS NOT, France. If you expected a similar situation as the Charlie Hebdo massacre, you were sorely mistaken. Texans love guns. Texans love shooting guns. Texans do not care for jihadists. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Borders

Those backward Chinese cretins. WE would never countenance this sort of behavior here in the U.S.A. We have the First Amendment!… That’s not quite right…When you arrive from outside the country at a U.S. airport or land crossing, Department of … Continue reading

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