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PUBLIC MARKS with tags opinion & politics

January 2006

UNC Should Pay Closer Attention to the First Amendment

by jasontromm
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson wrote in the landmark case of West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943) that “if there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. If there are any circumstances which permit an exception, they do not now occur to us.” His words were a ringing affirmation of the freedoms of conscience and expression that are central to American liberty.

Cretino-Leftism

by mikepower
Throughout the twentieth century, segments of the Left made common cause with a range of totalitarian tyrannies. The relevant tyrannies include Stalin’s Russia, Mao’s China, Ho Chi Minh’s Vietnam, Castro’s Cuba, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, Milosevic’s

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Kerry Says Republicans Distorted His Record

by lewismoten
Back and forth ... back and forth. Bush and Kerry keep going at it. All of this "junk" keeps getting in the way of what is going on.

January 2005

GREENIE WATCH

by mikepower
Most Greenie causes are, however, at best red-herrings and are more motivated by a hatred of people than anything else.