The university’s student soviet–sorry! should be “student government”–complained about the paper–which had $450 funding from the university–and university officials moved to quash the satire. Now they’ll have to pay The Koala $12,000 in damages and another $150,000 in attorneys’ fees, plus over $600,000 for their own attorneys’ fees. Your tuition (and tax) dollars at work!
The ruling was handed down by the 9th Circuit Court. The original lawsuit was filed by The Koala’s editors five years ago.
So we still have the freedom to make fun of fat-heads and the tyrannical restrictions they try to impose on our First Amendment rights.
Why do we continue to fund these so-called universities? They’re nothing but Far Left indoctrination farms. They do nothing but try to make us less free. Why do we have to pay them to screw up our country?
It’s time to stop the funding. Let them sink or swim in the free market.
This is no time for sitting around waiting for the mythical Righteous Candidate to come along. How can I stress it strongly enough? If the Democrats win this election, America is over. Kaput. Finished.
I say that based on the things I hear them say and the things I see them do. They sponsor and encourage street violence. They never allow themselves to be restrained by law or common decency. Their proposed policies, e.g. the Green New Deal, are suicidally insane.
When they succeed in packing the Supreme Court, as they have said they’re going to do, there will be no law to stop them from doing anything they please. And what pleases them is tyranny.
You see what they do on college campuses. They would like to do the same everywhere else: no more First Amendment. You’ll say what Black Lives Matter tells you to say, or suffer really nasty consequences. Jail time for using the “wrong” pronoun. Jail time for “climate change denial.” But a free pass if you’ve robbed a store or torched somebody’s car. Most of the criminals will be let out of prison. Normal people will be jailed in their place.
Sweetheart deals with Red China will destroy what’s left of our economy. But that’s OK with Dems: people are easier to control when they’re poor and demoralized. As long as John Kerry gets to keep his private jet, who cares what chunks of America get sold off to enemy countries?
If you have to crawl over broken glass to vote for Donald Trump, do it. Apart from the sovereign will of God, this president is all we have standing between us and the destruction of our republic.
By requiring Americans to “take a stand against racism,” the Far Left turns it into a given that America is a racist society. They no longer have to prove it: it just is. They no longer have to win the argument. “Given that America is this evil racist society, what has to be changed about it?” This is an illegitimate and totally dishonest question.
It is not a racist country. And we are damned fools for allowing ourselves to be cowed by a bunch of commies, and not sticking up for our country–and meanwhile half the world is willing to do just about anything they can to come to this racist hell-hole… gimme a break.
These colleges and universities are actively undermining America, and using America’s hard-earned money to do it, and it flaming well has to stop. Or are we just going to wait until they tear down our republic and turn us into Venezuela North?
Take away the money! No more money for these wretched people! Stop the funding!
Late last week I read a news story about some college requiring its students to “align” with Only Black Lives Matter–a blatant and outrageous violation of their First Amendment rights–and an anticipated lawsuit over it. At the time I wasn’t able to cover the story.
Now, less than a week later, all trace of it has vanished from the Internet, and no search yields anything but posts dedicated to cheerleading for the Marxist/racist group that has the whole freakin’ country buffaloed. No one dares criticize BLM! ‘Cause if you do, you’re a racist. Yeahbut, yeahbut! Critical Race Theory sez I’m a racist anyway, no matter what I do, whether I support ’em or not. So why bother?
Shut up, they explained.
Boy, are we an easy touch when it comes to giving up our liberties! As a nation we seem devoid of self-respect. We won’t stick up for ourselves. We sit there like potted plants while leftids abuse and dishonor our country.
One more Democrat government, and America is over.
We all know freedom of speech doesn’t give you the right to yell “Fire!” in a crowded theater; but how did it ever wind up meaning that you have to say certain things, or else? Because some fat-head judge said so!
When did “tolerance” become the official religion of the United States, towering triumphantly over every other consideration?
This budding Stalinist sits on a Select Committee on the Climate Crisis–they presume there is a “climate crisis,” and that anyone who questions it should be silenced–and has told Google (which owns YouTube) to a) remove offending videos, b) ban all forms of “climate misinformation,” c) stop monetizing new videos that don’t follow the party line, and d) “correct the record,” which I interpret as a demand that Google itself do more to preach the End O’ The World.
You won’t believe what happens to our freedoms if Democrats ever again gain control of the federal government.
A doctor sued on the grounds that the “law” violated his religious freedom and First Amendment rights. Ya think? It only says that a doctor who won’t help a patient kill himself must refer the patient to a doctor who will. So they’re telling you what you must say, even when you believe it’s wrong. Is there a First Amendment in the house?
Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy, who enthusiastically signed the bill into “law,” said it was a hard decision for him because he’s “a lifelong, practicing Catholic.” Hey, you need to practice harder, sunshine. He and his attorney general have pledged to fight the restraining order.
After all, assisted suicide, euthanasia, abortion–these are all favorites of the Far Left death cult, most of whose members are Democrats.
After a great deal of low political chicanery in the State House, Murphy and his pals got what they wanted, and New Jersey became the seventh of eight states now permitting doctor-assisted suicide.
Until a judge let the air out of their balloon.
Hopefully the cheap tricks will be undone and the “law” overturned. Meanwhile, thank you, Judge Innes.
For sure, Britain is farther down this road than we are. But Democrats drool with envy when they see some of the speech-restricting laws that Britain’s got. Oh! Wouldn’t it be just so gratifying, to force people to say things they know are total lies, and throw them into prison if they won’t!
Why do police enforce those laws? Beats me. You’d think they’d be ashamed.
Lieu added that “over the long run, it’s better the government does not regulate the content of speech.”
Oh, please. The government doesn’t have to do it, if Google and Facebook do it for them! Let the social media monopolies do the dirty work. They’ve been doing a a fine job of it, so far.
And before we heave a sigh of relief over the First Amendment, just imagine how this would play out with a Supreme Court packed by, say, Hillary Clinton–or any other Democrat. What do you want to bet that those judges, citing “the living Constitution” that has replaced that crummy old original, would quickly discover all sorts of “nuances” that would restrict free speech to the Far Left Crazy, to the exclusion of the rest of us? Free speech for liberals, censorship for everybody else.
Sort of like the way they do it on college campuses, these days.
If we entrust the Democrat Party with any role in governance, we’ll suffer for it. But good.