Freedom of religion, speech, and press under attack
Wow. Just in the past few days, my news feed had contained all sorts of articles about attacks upon freedom of religion, speech, and the press.
Attacks upon freedom of religion are, of course, nothing new. Freedom of religion is virtually non-existent in the USA today. But freedom of speech and the press are now coming under assault, too.
I predict freedom of speech and the press will go the way of freedom of religion. Meaning: These freedoms will virtually disappear, too.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” (First Amendment)
Religion: Nativity scene in Wadena comes down after complaint http://www.kare11.com/story/news/local/2015/11/11/debate-over-holiday-display-in-wadena/75557170/ via @kare11
Speech: Mizzou student government VP is ‘tired of hearing’ about First Amendment protections https://shar.es/15EPSI via @collegefix
Speech: Missouri Police Solicit Reports on ‘Hurtful’ Speech, Startling Scholars http://t.usnews.com/Zf2bxd?src=usn_tw via @usnews
Press: State’s Attorney: Hate Crime Charges Will Be Filed Against Man Accused of Distributing KKK Flyers – http://bit.ly/1RRUgBN
Press: Professor weighs in on Mizzou protest incident https://youtu.be/G9iFUi6v27w