Free Speech

Free speech week: Let’s have a dialogue!

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Lawmaker proposing media permits to show how unfair gun permits are

A lawmaker in Indiana is proposing that the media be required to apply for a ‘journalism license.’ Indiana State Rep. Jim Lucas (R) proposed that journalists should meet the same requirements as gun owners, who have concealed carry permits, and drafted a bill that would mandate a license to practice it. “If you’re OK licensing […]

Students aren’t sure if First Amendment protects hate speech: Poll

A majority of students on college campuses do not know that the First Amendment protects hate speech, according to a new report published by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). Only 46 percent of students are aware that the First Amendment protects hate speech, FIRE reports. 48 percent believe that hate speech should […]

UF President “shocked” to learn that he must uphold the First Amendment [VIDEO]

After flip-flopping on whether or not white nationalist Richard Spencer can speak at the University of Florida, University President Kent Fuchs has now told students that he is “shocked” that he must uphold the First Amendment. Originally, Fuchs stood by free speech, citing a university regulation which states that non-university groups, organizations, and persons may […]

VIDEO: Angry liberal steals student’s MAGA hat, threatens his life

A nine-minute video that is now going viral shows a leftist student stealing another student’s Make America Great Again hat and verbally accosting the College Republican student in the Student Life Office at the University of California-Riverside. The video starts off with Matthew Vitale, the External Vice President of the UC-Riverside College Republicans, saying, “You […]

University bans football players from kneeling during the anthem

Colorado Christian Univesity announced on Tuesday that it’s banning its student-athletes from participating in kneeling protests during the national anthem. A spokesperson from the private, interdenominational Christian liberal arts university told TMZ Sports that “all athletes must stand for the National Anthem and prayer before a game or sporting event.” According to the Division II school […]

Alan Dershowitz: “I’m going to sue Berkeley if they don’t allow me to speak” [VIDEO]

On Thursday morning, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz told Fox News that he would sue the University of California, Berkeley if they restrict his First Amendment right to free speech. “I’m going to sue Berkeley if they don’t allow me to speak,” Dershowitz said. Dershowitz told Fox News that he had been invited to speak […]

Words are not violence — and violence is not debate

Steadfast believers in the marketplace of ideas and a classically liberal education have warned of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and snowflake culture to no avail. Many called these first amendment enthusiastic “alarmist” or “free speech fundamentalists” and questioned what harm could come from creating a culture of mental comfortability and safety. Recently, however, the consequences […]

Sessions condemns college censorship, defends Trump’s right to free speech [VIDEO]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions railed against college censorship of speech and defended President Donald Trump’s right to speak during a talk at the Georgetown University Law Center on Tuesday morning. Sessions, who was met with massive protests outside the venue, declared that speech, expression, and thought were “under attack” on campuses throughout the country. “The […]

Donald Trump got people to care about the NFL again

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump did the unthinkable: unite rivals across the sports world against him and got people to care about the NFL again. On Friday in a campaign rally for Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) in Huntsville, Alabama, Trump addressed the ongoing protests where some NFL players take a knee during the national […]

Milo presser: Blame UC Berkeley “bureaucratic dirty dealing” for Free Speech Week cancelations

Milo Yiannopoulos held an “emergency press conference” today in an undisclosed location instead of the previously announced, open-to-press announcement which was scheduled to take place.   According to Yiannopoulos, the public location booked for the presser broke their contract with Milo Inc. and refused to allow them on the premises, telling the police they were […]

The conservative Fyre Fest? Maybe, except the UC Berkeley administration and Antifa sabotaged it

Red Alert Politics broke the story last night that the Berkeley Free Speech Week is essentially canceled. But what exactly does canceled mean? Milo Yiannopoulos assures the show will go on. Like the over-promised and shockingly under-delivered Fyre Fest, people can show up — but if the accommodations aren’t there, it’s essentially a non-event. In […]

Red Alert contributor Ariana Rowlands will speak at Free Speech Week

Red Alert Politics contributor Ariana Rowlands is scheduled to speak at UC Berkeley’s Free Speech Week, hosted by the Berkeley Patriots and MILO Inc. The event is scheduled to take place September 24th through the 27th and has been dubbed the right-wing Woodstock. Rowlands is the only student speaking at the event. Other keynotes include […]

Middlebury caves to ‘heckler’s veto,’ will cancel speakers over threats

While some universities are attempting to promote free speech with controversial speakers, Middlebury College is moving in the opposite direction, regressing to a new policy that silences speech. According to the new policy posted on Middlebury’s website, an event that receives an imminent or credible threat will be canceled rather than going through with added […]

Study exposes college students don’t understand the First Amendment

As college students continue to debate over free speech, a new study finds that a majority of them don’t believe or don’t know if the First Amendment protects hate speech. In the study conducted by the Brookings Institution, 60 percent of students across all party affiliations don’t believe or don’t know if hate speech is […]

Ben Shapiro aftermath: Free speech now costs $600,000

After weeks of anticipation and lead up to an event some have heralded as “the free speech moment of the 21st century,” conservative commentator Ben Shapiro successfully spoke at UC Berkeley without extreme rioting or violence. The cost, however, was approximately $600,000 in security fees. Concrete barriers lined the campus. Police were dressed in riot […]

U.S. News ranks UC Berkeley #1 public school after their shutdown of free speech

On Monday, UC Berkeley was named the number one public school in the U.S News & World Report’s esteemed national rankings of colleges and universities. The controversial school, which has been the home of the free speech debate, nabbed the number one spot in a tie with another UC school, the University of California Los […]

‘Uncle Steve’ Bannon to speak at Milo’s ‘Free Speech Week’ at UC-Berkeley

Following his exit from the White House, former Chief Strategist and current Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Steve Bannon will visit the University of California – Berkeley during its scheduled “Free Speech Week.” According to a press release, Bannon will attend the four-day speech event hosted by former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. Not only is […]

Americans oppose ‘Antifa’ groups and want free speech protected, poll shows

According to a new poll released on Wednesday, 63 percent of people oppose anti-fascist or ‘Antifa’ groups. Following the deadly riots in Charlottesville, Virginia between white supremacist groups and Antifa counter protestors, McLaughlin and Associates conducted a public opinion poll to evaluate American attitudes on free speech and Antifa groups. The results revealed that Americans disapprove […]

Pelosi calls group run by Asian “white supremacist,” San Francisco shuts down rally

The city of San Francisco claims it’s a city of love and tolerance, but has no tolerance for speech they don’t like or disagree with. On Saturday, the conservative advocacy group, Patriot Prayer, was scheduled to host a rally to promote free speech at Crissy Field, but were shut out by police after they walled […]