Source: The Telegraph
quote: In June 2010, the Supreme Court ruled against free speech in a case challenging the legitimacy of the material support statute. In Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, the government accused HLP, a non-profit organization that advocates for human rights and peaceful resolution of armed conflicts by consulting with local groups around the world (and which has consultative status with the United Nations), of material support for terrorism. As the Center for Constitutional Rights explains,The decision marks the first time that the Supreme Court has held that the First Amendment permits Congress to make pure speech advocating lawful, nonviolent activity-human rights advocacy and peacemaking-a crime. Doing so can land a citizen in prison for 15 years, all in the name of “fighting terrorism.”The Court's ruling leaves it unclear whether publishing an op-ed or submitting an amicus brief in court arguing that a group does not belong on the list is a criminal act is prohibited. What is clear is that the Court's decision is likely to cast a broad chill over political speech and the activities of humanitarian groups and journalists.
quote: Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law:
quote: In the eeriest parallel to my experiences in martial law Poland, on two consecutive evenings the police inexplicably deemed assemblies of people peacefully gathered in a large, grassy University of Pittsburgh plaza to be “unlawful” and ordered everyone to disperse immediately. Police used an “LRAD” (first-ever civilian use of a military sonic weapon that can cause permanent hearing loss), shot pepper spray into dormitory stairwells, and fired rubber bullets and beanbags at fleeing students and curiosity seekers.
quote: First you claim that no other country has free speech as a right.
quote: America is turning into a police state, and you have the gall to declare it more free than the rest of the world?
quote: quote:First you claim that no other country has free speech as a right.I never said that.
quote: Only in America is the freedom of speech an inalienable right to all humans
quote: And where in the hell exactly did I say in America that Government couldn't infringe on our freedom of speech?
quote: Thus NO Government body could strip them from us.