Posts Tagged ‘ The Volokh Conspiracy ’

Inherit The Wind (Rally for Free Speech This Tuesday)

Inherit The Wind (Rally for Free Speech This Tuesday)

Prosecutors in Tennessee are once again in the news.  Unlike the Scopes Monkey Trial, however, in this case they’re seeking to impose real penalties for uttering blasphemous thoughts. Even as the perpetrators and organizers of the Benghazi attack remain free, the first man in American history to be jailed for blaspheming the man Muslims...
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Repeal The Safe Act

Repeal The Safe Act

As we explained in our last activism update, the forces intent upon diminishing our rights have been emboldened by a recent series of horrific events. Most prominently, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Rather than be cowed by rapacious politicians, we should resist this encroachment upon our fundamental liberties. To that end, I’m urging...
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Waxing Crescent

A realistic exploration of the lengths to which Islam has encroached upon cultural norms and expectations in Europe was aired by the Christian Broadcasting Network last year. The incompatibility of Islamic dogma with freedom-as it’s commonly understood in the West-has been explored by writers like Mark Steyn and Christopher Caldwell many times over. The...
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Embrace Debate

Due to events beyond our control, the focus of American Rattlesnake has expanded recently to include discussion of news and information updates closer to home. We’ll continue to explore the complex, vitally important issues that comprise the national immigration debate using this platform. However, for those of you who are looking for more extensive coverage...
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The Politics Of Liberty

The Politics Of Liberty

The disembodied, suspended rock face you see above is probably the only redeeming feature of Work in Progress, the dreadful night club where  Libertyfest was held. Thankfully, the day overshadowed the venue. Mike Salvi, the Master of Ceremonies, did a capable job overseeing the proceedings, despite the unusual nature of the event and sporadic disruptions, gently...
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Libertyfest

Libertyfest

As someone who had never attended Liberty Fest-this was its third iteration, as the banner onto which the shadow of radio and television personality Lionel is projected indicates-I didn’t come into the event with any preconceived ideas or expectations. Even though I had been to events organized around similar principles, an eight hour-long seminar/concert/bull session...
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Act Against The ATT

In a little over a week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will convene with other opponents of individual liberties under the umbrella of the Global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Although billed as a multinational effort to curb the proliferation of weapons used in conflicts like the insurrection in Syria or the turmoil in the...
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Fragging Americans

Fragging Americans

Today the great state of South Carolina joined a growing list of states that are on the receiving end of Justice Department lawsuits. Even as the Obama administration systematically dismantles whatever superficial immigration enforcement measures still exist, including the deportation of violent criminals, Barack Obama’s chief crony at the Department of Justice, Eric Holder, exacts revenge upon...
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Occupy Wall Street (Part IV)

Occupy Wall Street (Part IV)

This will be my fourth photo essay documenting the encampment at Zuccotti Park. After embedding themselves within this section of lower Manhattan for well over a month, the protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street has developed into a small, albeit extremely controversial, community. While I was walking around the park I did notice...
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Immigration Issues in Academe

Immigration Issues in Academe

The image you see above is a flow chart describing the process by which the bodies of illegal aliens, or in the parlance of the presenter, “undocumented border crossers,” found in the United States are identified and returned to their families. Or, in the case of those whose identities can not be verified, disposed...
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