Tag Archives: Freedom of Speech

Discussing Public Policy and Understanding Important Issues Facing the Nation

In this time, news stations like Fox News has injected a hyper partisan political climate that has caused a deterioration of civil discourse on the many important issues facing this nation. The sort of intellectual debate on ideas that are … Continue reading

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Protecting the Freedom of Speech of Those We Disagree With

In the past few months, one of the things that has given me hope during the first few weeks of the Trump administration is the passion of people who are engaging in protests and political rallies. There is a renewed … Continue reading

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The Freedom of Speech and Respecting Differences of Opinion

One of the things that I think is bad about the political climate of today is a lack of respect for differences of opinion among the various sides. Especially with the Tea Party and many of its supporters, I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Muriel Rukeyser and the Freedom To Speak Your Mind

One of my heroes is Muriel Rukeyser. Muriel Rukeyser was a poet who was involved in many left wing causes from the 1930s to the 1970s. In spite of her championing of many left wing causes, Muriel was often criticized … Continue reading

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Jasper and the Tea Partier

Over the past three months, someone close to me had to go to the hospital and it was a hectic time. During the interval, I had time to reflect on our relationship and I appreciate the many talks we used … Continue reading

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