“Calls for economic boycotts are clearly speech, not the suppression of speech. Consumers have long tied politics to purchasing, and advocating business boycotts is undoubtedly protected speech,” Timothy Zick, a professor of government and citizenship at the College of William … Continue reading Doxxed? Canceled? Free Speech?
Now the signatories are being beaten up by the non-signatories The non-signatories claim that the signatories are Of course White and privileged and above the fray With all the accouterments of Those with power So have no business Claiming that canceling is wrong Which is the craft … Continue reading There is chicanery afoot
Pride: a deadly sin on one hand, blatant and overt—an “I’m better than you” belief and action. It is pride as we know it; pride in its most recognizable form—in a word, “puffery.” On the other, there is a healthy side … Continue reading It is OK to be a Patriot!
We’ve protested on street corners, in drive alongs, in newspapers, at city council meetings and in social media. The causes vary and, we believe, all are for improving community and national justice. The first amendment to our United States Constitution provides us … Continue reading Protest Patriots
“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.” First Inauguration speech by Bill Clinton Protests are rolling across our country, roiling the American spirit. It is appropriate to promote justice where injustice has pervaded … Continue reading Protests are Patriotic
Afraid of being canceled! …The free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted. …censoriousness is also spreading more widely in our culture: an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming … Continue reading Fear
In comparison to deaths by other ravages against the human body, coronavirus is increasing rapidly. The question—are deaths increasing at the same rate? So far, the death rate caused by the coronavirus appears to be dropping. The next few days … Continue reading Deaths caused by the Big C
I wear a mask and social distance when in a group of people such as going to the store or a restaurant. A week ago we “dined” at Charlie’s Chilli in Newport Beach—bicycling the Back Bay. Yesterday we sat on a … Continue reading Big C getting us down
Fireworks, hotdogs, barbeques, family, sodas, picnics, sand and ants I wrote a poem that starts out with these words, then delves into the sacrifice of our military in Iraq. That was nearly 20 years ago. Iraq is far from our minds today … Continue reading Fourth Celebration
Tell your City Council Member NO on Independent Civilian Oversight Ordinance Proposal This Proposed Ordinance was specifically designed to provide the strongest possible oversight allowed under state law. Section (d) granted the Oversight Commission “the power to subpoena and require attendance of witnesses and the production of books and papers pertinent to its investigations and to administer oaths.” Section (e) provided for the hiring of independent contractors to conduct the investigations for the Oversight Commission. This would not only be less expensive than hiring permanent city employees, but it would also be more effective, as non-city employees would have a greater degree of … Continue reading NO on Independent Civilian Oversight Ordinance Proposal