Inside the First Amendment

“To bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance”

Washington

In a series of letters written in 1790, George Washington reassured Quakers, Catholics, Baptists and Jews that they would be safe under a government committed to religious freedom.
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You Think Bombs Will Deter, Discourage and Destroy Freedom? Think Again.

Pipe Bomb, Time Warner, CNN

If you think this latest round of attacks, as dangerous and sad and reprehensible as it is, will quiet a free people, guess again.
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We Should Protest Proposed Restrictions on White House Protests

White House

The National Park Service has proposed new regulations and is considering new fees that thousands fear will dissuade most demonstrators from protesting at the White House.
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The Whereabouts of Missing Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Should Concern Us All

Jamal Khashoggi, free press

Where is Jamal Khashoggi? In the name of press freedom and what it means to us as citizens of the United States, we not only expect an answer, we demand it.
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Corrections Should Be Seen As Good Things, Not Weapons For Critics

Newspapers, IFA

To err is human — but, it would seem, corrections are not seen by many as divine.
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Can social media be “fixed”?

Executives from Twitter, Facebook and Google testified before Congress. Again.
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Can Brennan make a First Amendment case? Yes, to ‘us’

Speech Religion Newseum

Our freedom of speech is most protected when we chose to speak out on matters of public concern.
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‘Enemies of the people?’ Simply, plainly — ‘no.’

IFA, camera, journalist, journalism

Most journalists put their personal preferences aside in doing their job, looking for a good story regardless of political implications.
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Trump’s Heightened Attacks on the Media are an Affront to the First Amendment

Free Press, Journalist, Journalism

Yesterday, David Kaye, UN special rapporteur and IACHR special rapporteur, Edison Lanza, issued a joint statement.
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