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  • Our Constitutional Principles – America’s Greatest Export image

    Our Constitutional Principles – America’s Greatest Export

    The U.S. Constitution is one of history’s greatest documents and the First Amendment’s admonition that “no law” shall be created “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or …

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    When Speech is Compelled

    As the country celebrates one of our most fundamental freedoms during Free Speech Week, it is important to keep in mind that the freedom of speech also means the freedom …

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    Michigan Leads on Giving Choice to Public Employees

    For far too long, supporting workers has been interpreted as synonymous with supporting labor unions. Labor unions are happy to keep this conflation alive, but the changing nature of …

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    Campus Protests Highlight Need to Protect Free Speech

    Students at Yale and the University of Missouri have been exercising their First Amendment free speech right to protest—well—the right of others to exercise their right to free speech. Textbook …

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    What State Legislatures are Doing to Protect Academic Freedom

    Given recent campus protests, it is worth noting the efforts state legislatures are making to increase academic freedom at public universities. Virginia led this movement with its ban on free …

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    How a University is Forcing Teachers to become Liberal Activists

    To pass, these future educators must act like liberal social activists. This blatant violation of freedom of conscience flies in the face of academic freedom. While it is entirely appropriate for teachers to educate students regarding social issues, it is inappropriate for teachers to use their classes to forcefully recruit students for progressive causes.

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    ALEC Applauds Acceptance Letter by University of Chicago Dean of Students

    Many universities surrender to student demands to be protected from “offensive” speech. The University of Chicago provides a refreshing contrast to these institutions.

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    New York Tries to Regulate Home Sharing by Regulating Speech

    Update: This article was originally published on June 23, 2016. Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill regulating short term rentals by banning the advertising …

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    Free Market Groups Speak Out to Defend Free Speech

    The delicate balance of our democracy is preserved when all groups are free to speak in the public square, and ALL Americans should be concerned when agents of the government use their official offices to marginalize political foes...We hear you. Your threat is clear: There is a heavy and inconvenient cost to disagreeing with you. Calls for debate will be met with political retribution. That’s called tyranny. And, we reject it.

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    The Intersection of Climate Policy and the First Amendment

    One of the greatest risks to free speech today is the recent phenomenon of state attorneys general attempting to intimidate and silence groups that dare espouse “unacceptable” positions on matters …

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    Disappointing Friedrichs Decision Underscores Need for States to Act

    Although the Supreme Court decision is a tremendous disappointment, it underscores the need to affirmatively protect these rights at the state level. States can prevent public sector unions from compelling workers to fund their political positions.