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The Most Important Freedom, At Least For Now

I would someday be interested in an informed discussion on whether some of our constitutionally-protected rights are more important than others, or should be. For example, if you had to give up one enumerated freedom, which would you choose? (If we’re going with the original Constitution and Bill of Rights, I would give up the[…]

As I Said Before… (Thanksgiving)

Last year’s post on Thanksgiving was pretty darn good, if I do say so myself. I must have had a pile of free time to think it through like that and get it published in time. I remembered it a few days ago and thought: “Hey, I should add to it this year!” But then[…]

UPDATED: Changed Air Force Rule Violates First Amendment & Article 6

UPDATE, 2014.09.19: The U.S. Air Force airmen mentioned below was eventually allowed to reenlist, according to later stories. “We take any instance in which airmen report concerns regarding religious freedom seriously,” Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said. “We are making the appropriate adjustments to ensure our airmen’s rights are protected.” It was[…]

U.S. Sends Mixed Message On Press Freedom

Categories: Government, InTheNews
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Published on: 2014.04.27

Newspaper clipping, Jan. 17, 1991 (Copyright © 2012 by Wil C. Fry.) Two days ago, the U.S. State Department launched (screenshot, in case the page is removed) its third annual “Free the Press” campaign, which aims to: “…profile journalists or media outlets that are censored, attacked, threatened, or otherwise oppressed because of their reporting. The[…]

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