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Protests, Incitement, and You: A Primer

Since I’m not an attorney, my opinion about Trump not suffering a loss of “free speech” even when protested, is unqualified. Here’s a more qualified explanation of what is and isn’t covered by the First Amendment, for the enlightenment of general readers.

The Hipcrime Vocab

First, a disclaimer. Although your Mulligan is an attorney licensed to practice in the district courts of the United States, nothing in here should be taken as legal advise, and is presented for educational purposes only.

Second, we need to talk about candidate speeches and protests. Candidates from all sides of the aisle have seen their political rallies interrupted this election season. Some of these candidates have reacted better than others.

So what are the legalities of this situation? Have a primer.

THE FIRST AMENDMENT

Very few people actually understand what the First Amendment and “free speech” or “free expression” mean. The first, and most important, lesson here is that the First Amendment only applies to government action. That is, no private entity, be it corporation or person, can violate your free speech rights. If your neighbor kicks you out of his backyard barbecue because your speech offends him…

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Four Reasons–From A Christian Perspective–Why Kim Davis Is 100% Wrong

Source: Four Reasons–From A Christian Perspective–Why Kim Davis Is 100% Wrong

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Get Used To It

This one’s from three years ago. Sometimes I can see into the future 😀

Invisible Mikey

There’s more than one way to learn acceptance and understanding, but the fastest way I know is to make friends with people who are different than you are.

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Kill Tech

I don’t write about political topics in this space because I don’t think I have much to add to the discussion that isn’t already being better written by others.  I’m making an exception because I think this topic is as much historical-cultural as it is political. Continue reading

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