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Censoring Language as Offensive Violates the Constitution

American Thinker
By Michael Bargo, Jr. | 3 November 2016
 
The concept that language and actions should be censored or banned outright by public schools and public spaces because some persons may be offended violates the U.S. Constitution in many ways.

One, the most obvious one, is that it allows a tiny group of people to say they are offended and thereby censor the language of others. The First Amendment does not say that the freedom of speech can be infringed by somebody claiming to be offended by the exercise of someone else’s speech. This standard of personal feeling is not written anywhere into any right protected by the Constitution. Feelings are not relevant — they simply are not mentioned as variables that influence legislation. If they were, people should have the power to shut down government regulations because they were offended by them. But, curiously, those who promote using the concept of personal offense never speak of limiting government, only limiting the people.

Evidence of this is that we are told no matter how many people are offended by government mandates or Supreme Court decisions, such as same-sex marriage, the fact that people are offended doesn’t have any standing when standing in the way of the rights of others being expanded. The people can’t influence government on the basis of being personally offended, only government bureaucrats can use this strategy.

This leads into the second important Constitutional issue regarding the offensive language standard: the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment says that no state can pass a law that denies anyone equal protection. This means that a tiny group of people cannot have a right to censor language as offensive, and no one else. So far no one has explained, in constitutional terms; why one person, who claims to be offended, has the right to shut down the speech, clothing, or legal actions of everyone else.
 
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Heartwarming stories to start your week

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Groomsmen adopt malnourished dog and ALL her puppies after finding them cowering in a hole in the woods during Bachelor party

A group of groomsmen adopted a malnourished dog and her litter of puppies after finding them in a hole in the woods during one of the group’s Bachelor parties.
The men from Vicksburg, Michigan, had traveled to Tennessee to celebrate Mitchel Craddock’s forthcoming wedding when the dog appeared at the door of the log cabin they had rented.
They followed her into the woods where they found her seven puppies hiding in a hole, covered in dirt and fleas.
Now all of the dogs live with the men in a five-mile radius.


‘I’ll look after you now’: Caring chimp adopts ‘ugly’ kitten found in Russian zoo after staff refuse to take it home because of its ‘strange-looking’ tail

As the age-old adage goes, a dog is a man’s best friend.
And perhaps the felines of the world have now found their soulmates too, if this tender moment between a kitten and a chimpanzee is anything to go by.
Captured on camera at the Irkutsk city zoo in south-eastern Russia, Lea the young chimp plays with Bobby, an unwanted kitten she took in after it was found in the zoo.
The one-and-a-half-month-old kitten was found in one of the zoo’s enclosures.
Employees at the zoo kept the kitten, but decided to put it in quarantine so as not to endanger the other animals.
Lea the chimpanzee, who is five years old, spotted the tiny kitten while she was walking around the zoo with one of her keepers.

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Is that a cat fish? Little feline is spotted swimming a mile out at sea – and she’s doing the doggy paddle!

Curiosity almost killed this cat as it got itself into difficulty swimming a mile out from the shore.
Environmental workers clearing rubbish out at sea could not believe their eyes when they saw the animal swimming way off the coast.
The marine moggy, spotted off Turkey’s biggest city of Istanbul, appeared to have been swimming for a long time in the Golden Horn, the inlet that links the Bosphorus with the city.
A rescue mission was launched to catch the cat, which was visibly tiring and under attack from seagulls.

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What a Dumbo! Adorable newborn elephant takes a tumble down a hill as he tries to keep up with his herd – who rush to help him back to his feet

A safari guide captured the adorable moment a newborn elephant managed to stand alone for the first time – only to topple over and roll down a hill.
The elephant – thought to be just one hour old – was exploring its new surroundings at the Djuma Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
In a particularly heartwarming moment, the elder members of the herd are visibly concerned as they race to the calf’s aid, scooping him up with their trunks.

 

Chechnya sends in the ‘fun police’: Authorities to attend Islamic weddings to prevent guests enjoying themselves by dancing, getting drunk or firing guns

Daily Mail
By Sarah Dean and Sarah Barns For Mail Online | Published: 04:12 EST, 28 October 2016 | Updated: 05:13 EST, 28 October 2016
 
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Chechnya’s security forces have appointed an official ‘wedding police’ to crackdown on fun at marriage parties in the strict republic within Russia.

Law-enforcement officials will attend weddings to monitor guests’ behaviour, including ensuring no guns are fired, men and women keep at a distance on the dancefloor and the bride doesn’t cut the cake or dance, in keeping with cultural and Islamic traditions.

‘We will set up special working groups, whose representatives will be present at weddings in public places, and check that the demands of a traditional wedding are met,’ a Chechen Ministry of Culture representative told Russian state news agency Tass.

‘If they see clothes that do not match our mentality, or incorrect dance movements, they will intervene.’

The ‘wedding police’ announcement comes after new guidelines were issued last year by the Department of Culture in Grozny, the capital city, to safeguard the ‘spiritual and moral development’ of young people.

In recent years, young people have become increasingly liberal with their behaviour at weddings, neglecting more conservative Chechen traditions, according to Madina Shagidaeva, a member of the city’s culture department.
 
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‘I don’t want to see immoral behaviour,’ Shagidaeva said. ‘I want to see a dress code.’
 
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Federal Judge Asks Why Obama Administration Isn’t Admitting Christian Syrian Refugees

The Daily Signal
Hans von Spakovsky / @HvonSpakovsky / October 27, 2016

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In an otherwise unremarkable opinion over the federal Freedom of Information Act, a federal appellate court judge has issued a sharp rejoinder to the Obama administration over an issue that has been discussed in the news—the almost complete lack of Syrian Christian refugees being brought over to the U.S.

The Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center, a progressive liberal advocacy organization “dedicated to ensuring human rights protections” for immigrants and asylum seekers—including apparently terrorists—filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security.

The lawsuit claimed that DHS was refusing to release the identity of Tier III terrorist organizations, unlike the identities of what are defined as Tier I and Tier II terrorist groups that are publicly identified.

Tier III terrorist organizations “tend to be groups about which the U.S. government does not have good intelligence, making it essential that [DHS] be able to obtain information about them during screening interviews that are as focused and complete as possible.”

The government argued that Tier III terrorist organizations are exempt from disclosure under FOIA because it would disclose “techniques and procedures for law enforcement investigations.”
 
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You demean yourself and your nation by voting a suspected felon into the White House

The Blaze
By Matt Walsh | 28 October 2016

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FBI Director James Comey informed Congress Friday that “additional investigative steps” will be taken in the Hillary Clinton email scandal. We all thought the investigation was closed based on the fact that the FBI already announced its decision to not prosecute her. Now they say the investigation wasn’t closed, leading me to wonder how they managed to exonerate Clinton before even completing the investigation into her crimes.

Of course, the answer to that question is that Comey and the FBI screwed up by not bringing charges, they know they screwed up, they know they’ve destroyed their reputation, and now they’re trying to salvage whatever bit of credibility they can. It’s probably too late for that, but if their attempt at covering their own butts leads to the destruction of Clinton’s political ambitions, I’m all for it.

It’s worth noting, by the way, that the new pieces of evidence linking to the email investigation were discovered on Anthony Weiner’s phone. You may remember that Weiner got into some hot water for sexting minors a while back, which led to an FBI subpoena on his devices. Weiner is married to Huma Abedin, Clinton’s top aide, and that’s probably how it all links back to Clinton. And if this new-but-not-new investigation ultimately dismantles the whole Clinton Machine (a dream, perhaps), we all should really pause for a moment and appreciate the poetic justice in the fact that a pervert named Weiner proved to be the Clintons’ final undoing. We know this obviously isn’t the first time a Weiner has landed the Clintons in hot water, but will it be the last? We can hope, if only for the delicious irony of it (among several other compelling reasons).
 
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Reality check: Hillary hates America, Americans

WND
By Joseph Farah | 28 October 2016

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There have been a lot of “firsts” in the 2016 presidential campaign.

But we need to be sure we don’t have one more – the election of president whose own staff recognizes that she hates America and Americans.

It’s astonishing, really, that we are the brink of that strong possibility, according to the polls.

I’ve known Hillary Clinton hates America and average Americans for a long, long time – longer than I care to remember, quite frankly. I’ve been involved in covering her and her nefarious husband since the early 1990s.

I won’t bore you with the long-forgotten details of that era, except to say that the Clinton White House maintained files on its “enemies,” kept an actual “enemies list” in partnership with the Democratic National Committee, spread poison about its “enemies,” like me, to the press, made successful “suggestions” for political audits of its “enemies” to the IRS and instigated massive black ops efforts against those “enemies.”

Most Americans are unaware of these facts because, even then, the so-called (and misnamed) “mainstream media” covered them up as they are still covering them up. (By the way, when this era began, I was part of the so-called “mainstream media” and had been for the previous 20 years.)

But I digress.

I’ve known Hillary Clinton hates America and Americans because of her actions, because of her rhetoric, because of her radical history and because I know the “type” – having been a part of the hateful left-wing radical cesspool that fostered her hate.

However, thanks to the 2016 presidential campaign and WikiLeaks emails, we now know that even Hillary Clinton’s top aides agree that Hillary hates America and Americans – especially “average Americans.”

That deliciously and brutally honest email came from John Podesta, her campaign manager, in a moment of candor to another member of her campaign team. It said: “I know she has begun to hate everyday Americans.”
 
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Watch! Democrats’ black ops exposed

WND
By Bob Unruh | 17 October 2016
 
Editor’s Note: Be aware of offensive language throughout video and in quotes from video.

A Democratic operative has been captured on video revealing his agents and cohorts are “starting anarchy” by creating “conflict engagement … in the lines at Trump rallies.”

The stunning statements from Scott Foval, the national field director at Americans United for Change, were captured by James O’Keefe of Project Veritas, who earlier captured comments from Democrats about how common voter fraud is.

He also got Bob Creamer, founder and partner of Democracy Partners, admitting, “I’m not suggesting we wait around, we need to start this s— right away.”

Added Foval, “It doesn’t matter what the friggin legal and ethics people say, we need to win this m—–f—–.”

And Creamer confirmed, “The campaign is fully in it.”
 
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The Zo Loft : The Hillary Dump by AlfonZo Rachel

Published on Oct 19, 2016

Looks like the Hillary Campaign couldn’t handle how full of crap it is and dumped it in the streets of Lawrenceville, GA Thanks for sharing! http://www.AlfonZoRachel.com