Headlines from the Ongoing Battle for American Civil Rights – 7/26

“Everyone” supports free speech. So does the left, until you support something that they find is “inflammatory.” We wouldn’t want to offend them. And speaking favorably about traditional families can get you in some really hot water, apparently:

Speech police, riding high in Oakland (George S. Will)

Some politicians will go to extraordinary lengths to restrict speech they find “hateful.” Fortunately, the latest attempts on the Hill have been delayed:

Senate delays important hate-crimes vote (CitizenLink.org)

In the “you have got to be kidding me” department, should want of speech supersede justice?:

Md. judge dismisses sex-abuse charges for want of translator (Washington Post)

This one should be so obvious that it is amazing it was even a question. But such is to be expected in the anti-Christian times we are living:

Third-grader has right to read Bible at school (CitizenLink.org)

One of the worst decisions handed down by the Supreme Court in recent years was the Kelo v. New London decision, which helped undermine property rights for the poor and disfavored by distorting the language of the Fifth Amendment. Now, it is clear that the warnings of then-Justice O’Conner and Justice Thomas are coming to fruition:

Two years after Kelo decision, justices’ warnings coming true (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)

The blight of eminent domain (Steven Greenhut/The Freeman)

A bit tongue in cheek, but this one does speak for itself, doesn’t it?:

Tiny brain no problem for tax official (Spiegel Online)

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