Had Enough of Mitch McConnell?
Here is the thinking in TEAM MITCH which is trying to get Mitch McConnell re-elected. If you are living in Kentucky, please do what you can to retire Mitch McConnell:
These assaults on free speech aren’t being covered in the mainstream media, and that’s why Leader McConnell felt it was time to send a clear message to Democrats and Republicans alike:
“The First Amendment is something about which there can be no compromise.”
Over the next few weeks, Leader McConnell will be doing all he can to spread the word about the Obama administration’s blatant abuse of power. We cannot sit idly by while the President and his allies use their power to bully political opponents.
Yes, John F. Kennedy is a saint! He is the first white man I remember who fought for the civil rights of my people. He moved me so much, I dedicated my high school yearbook to him. I remember how exciting it was to write to the Whitehouse and ask for his picture. I loved this man so much. When he was assassinated, I could not talk about it for years. It still tugs at my heart.
RICK SANTORUM, President Kennedy set the standard for a Catholic President. He set the bar…and you don’t measure up!
- “Santorum: Separation of Church, State Not Absolute” (goodolewoody.wordpress.com)
- Santorum Criticizes JFK Speech (myfoxphoenix.com)
- Santorum Explains Why JFK’s Speech On Religion & Politics Makes Him Want To ‘Throw Up’ (mediaite.com)
- Rick Santorum Defends Almost Blowing Chunks After Reading JFK Speech (thecrimsoncrow.com)
- Assasinations/ Mysteries (macattack56.wordpress.com)
- Santorum questions separation of church and state – Boston Globe (bostonglobe.com)
“Republican presidential primary hopeful Rick Santorum says he doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state, noting that a speech on the topic by former President John F. Kennedy makes him want to “throw up.”
“I don’t believe that the separation of church and state is absolute,” Santorum said in an interview today on ABC’s “This Week” program. “The First Amendment means the free exercise of religion and that means bringing people and their faith into the public square.” Santorum, 53, made the comments in an interview from Michigan, where he is campaigning ahead of the Republican primary this week. Polls show a close race there against Mitt Romney, who spent his boyhood in the state and where his father, George, was governor and an automobile company chief executive officer.
Santorum said Kennedy’s 1960 speech in Houston about the separation of church and state was an “absolutist doctrine” that he disagrees with.
“To say that people of faith have no role in the public square? What makes me throw up is someone who is now trying to tell people that you will do what the government says,” Santorum said. “That now we’re going to turn around and impose our values from the government on people of faith.”
Santorum said “there are people I disagree with. Come into our town hall meetings and let’s have a discussion. Air your ideas and why you believe what you believe.”
“That’s what America is all about — bringing in that diversity,” the former Pennsylvania senator said. “What we saw in Kennedy’s speech was just the opposite — and that’s what’s so upsetting about it.”
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“The most basic component of freedom of expression is the right of freedom of speech. The right to freedom of speech allows individuals to express themselves without interference or constraint by the government. The Supreme Court requires the government to provide substantial justification for the interference with the right of free speech where it attempts to regulate the content of the speech. A less stringent test is applied for content-neutral legislation. The Supreme Court has also recognized that the government may prohibit some speech that may cause a breach of the peace or cause violence. For more on unprotected and less protected categories of speech see advocacy of illegal action, fighting words, commercial speech and obscenity. The right to free speech includes other mediums of expression that communicate a message. The level of protection speech receives also depends on the forum in which it takes place.”
- Freedom of speech revisited. (bohemian0wildebeest.com)
- Freedom of speech (bell-book-candle.com)
- Freedom of speech (bohemian0wildebeest.com)
- Freedom of Speech: Philosophy for the Philosopher (michellechaplin.com)
- The Roberts Court and Free Speech (jonathanturley.org)
- The Framers and the Difference Between Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press (volokh.com)
- What is Free Speech? (alchemyofscrawl.wordpress.com)
- Censoring web content: HC to hear final arguments (ibnlive.in.com)