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ND Democrats To Business Community: Shut Up

ND Democrats To Business Community: Shut Up

A group of Democrat lawmakers have introduced an amendment to the state constitution which erase free speech rights for people acting through corporations. Introducing HCR 3050 in the #NDLeg today: http://t.co/MG5cpiQ7IM because corporations are not people my friends. #NDpol — Rep. Ben Hanson (@BenjaminWHanson) March 9, 2015 Here’s the text of the proposed amendment which

When Journalists Only Care About The Free Speech Rights Of Other Journalists

I’m not sure there’s a bill before the Legislature this session that I dislike more than HB1471. The bill was introduced by Rep. Alex Looysen (R-Jamestown) and has the backing of all manner of organizations including the North Dakota Newspaper Association. Ostensibly it would protect the free speech rights of student journalists. I’m skeptical. Protecting free

Minnesota City Councilman Says YouTube Mockery A "Slap In The Face Of Democracy"

Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks Like a lot of local governments do these days, the Thief River Falls City Council broadcasts their meetings on television. And, as also happens a lot, someone has been using clips from those broadcasts to make YouTube videos critical of the council. One city councilman, who apparently

George Sinner Apparently Wants A Government Truth Commission

Today Democrat George Sinner’s campaign proposed “Truth In Politics” legislation which would essentially have the government regulate political speech to decide what is and is not true. Because that’s not Orwellian at all, right? A government truth commission? “People deserve to know exactly who they are voting for,” Sinner said in a press release. “That

North Dakota Parents Upset Their Kid Was Forced To Stand For The Pledge Of Allegiance

According to the Minot Daily News, parents of a 6-year-old at Edwin Loe Elementary School in Newtown, North Dakota, on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation are upset that their child isn’t being allowed to sit during the Pledge of Allegiance: “It’s pretty much an ongoing thing,” said Jesse Adams, who said his son was allowed

Matt Evans: How Not To Protest

“The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Looting, rioting, intimidation, impeding the public. What

Why Does Heidi Heitkamp Hate Free Speech?

S.J. Res. 19 is a “A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections,” according to Congress.gov. What it does is create specific authorization in the Constitution allowing for Congress to regulate and limit political speech in the form of spending. Among