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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

Posts Tagged ‘first amendment’

Problems with Anti-Bullying Legislation

Problems with Anti-Bullying Legislation

WILLIAM CREELEY, THE FIRE In an opinion piece published in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, Nick Gillespie discusses what he perceives to be the problems presented by the national focus on bullying. Among other observations, Gillespie, editor in chief of Reason.com, points out FIRE's concerns about the federal Tyler Clementi Higher Education [...]

Vanderbilt Drives Out the Catholics–Who’s Next?

Vanderbilt Drives Out the Catholics–Who’s Next?

FIRST AMENDMENT, THE FIRE When Vanderbilt University introduced its new "nondiscrimination policy" for registered student organizations back in January of this year, the Vandy administration was met with an irate group of students from religious student organizations that would be negatively affected by the new rule. As these [...]

University of Cincinnati Needs to Learn to Read

University of Cincinnati Needs to Learn to Read

ACADEMIC FREEDOM, FIRE Citybeat.com, a Cincinnati news and opinion website, features a story on FIRE's list of the 12 Worst Colleges for Free Speech, the University of Cincinnati's placement on that list, and the ongoing federal civil rights lawsuit filed last month against UC for its free speech policies and practices. Unfortunately, when [...]

Syracuse Press Takes Note of University’s Return to ‘Worst Colleges’ List

Syracuse Press Takes Note of University’s Return to ‘Worst Colleges’ List

ACADEMIC FREEDOM, FIRE For the second straight year, Syracuse University has made FIRE's list of the "Worst Colleges for Free Speech," unveiled yesterday on TheHuffingtonPost. Already, The Post-Standard, a local newspaper, has taken note of the university's dishonor. Syracuse's road to the "Worst Colleges" list was aided this year by its [...]

‘Streisand Effect’ at Work: GSU Hazing Story Disappears

‘Streisand Effect’ at Work: GSU Hazing Story Disappears

Liberty Alerts, TheFIRE.org Remember the lesson Popehat gave Peace College on the "Streisand Effect" a couple of weeks ago? If not, here's a quick recap: An attorney hired by the college tried to intimidate outside critics of the college into silence by sending them an ominous letter asking them to "desist" from their attacks on the university [...]

Western Kentucky Removes Restrictions on Social Media, but Policy Remains a ‘Red Light’

Western Kentucky Removes Restrictions on Social Media, but Policy Remains a ‘Red Light’

Liberty Alerts, TheFIRE.org Western Kentucky University (WKU) has revised a "red light" policy in its Student Handbook regulating student use of social media, according to the WKU student newspaper the College Heights Herald. The move is a boon for WKU students' free speech rights, who will now enjoy greater freedoms when using Facebook, [...]

4th District Court: Can Entrepreneur Display Mural of Dogs?

4th District Court: Can Entrepreneur Display Mural of Dogs?

FIRST AMENDMENT, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Arlington, Va.—An important free speech fight will take place Wednesday, March 21 in federal court in Richmond that could decide whether the government may use its power to harass, fine and even shut down a small business that dares to display art without the government’s permission. Entrepreneur [...]

The End of the Beginning in Wisconsin

The End of the Beginning in Wisconsin

First Amendment, Institute for Justice Yesterday the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a very anticlimactic decision in a challenge to one of the most speech-squelching laws in the country.  The court split 3-3 over whether Government Accountability Rule 1.28 violates the First Amendment and the Wisconsin Constitution by requiring everyone to [...]

Obamacare Sparks Rallies for Religious Freedom Nationwide

Obamacare Sparks Rallies for Religious Freedom Nationwide

Religious Freedom, Liberty Counsel Washington, DC – People are gathering in over 100 cities across the nation this Friday, March 23, to take a stand for their constitutional rights and freedoms. After President Obama stated last month that all religious institutions will be forced to include contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs in their [...]

Catholic Bishops Declare Obama’s Mandate: ‘Unjust and Illegal’

Catholic Bishops Declare Obama’s Mandate: ‘Unjust and Illegal’

CNSNEWS.COM STAFF The leadership of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops this week issued a statement reiterating the conviction of the Catholic Church in the United States that President Barack Obama's mandate that all insurance plans--including those that are purchased by and provided by Catholics and Catholic institutions--must provide [...]

Defending Tea Party from IRS Assault

Defending Tea Party from IRS Assault

JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ It is outrageous. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is demanding information from Tea Party groups nationwide - information that is clearly beyond the scope of legitimate inquiries - information that violates the First Amendment. As we have already told you this week, we've been contacted by dozens of Tea Party groups [...]

IRS Accused of Intimidation Campaign Against Tea Party Groups

IRS Accused of Intimidation Campaign Against Tea Party Groups

SUSAN JONES, CNSNEWS.COM A conservative civil liberties group accuses the Internal Revenue Service of attempting to "intimidate and silence" a number of tea party groups that have applied for tax-exempt status. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) says IRS requests for information about the groups included "probing questions" that [...]

Sen. Hatch: Religious Freedom, Not Birth Control, Is The Real Issue

Sen. Hatch: Religious Freedom, Not Birth Control, Is The Real Issue

MATT COVER, CNSNEWS.COM Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said that religious freedom, not the cost of contraceptives, was the real issue behind the controversy surrounding activist Sandra Fluke, who testified before a Democrat House panel that birth control can cost more than $3,000 for a woman in law school. Fluke, a 30-year-old student at [...]

Pa. Court: Judge Uses Sharia Law to Free Muslim Assailant

Pa. Court: Judge Uses Sharia Law to Free Muslim Assailant

BY SELWYN DUKE In a shocking case out of Pennsylvania, an American judge has thrown out an assault charge against a Muslim immigrant based on Sharia law. The assault victim was the head of the Pennsylvania chapter of American Atheists, Ernest Perce V, who was marching in a Halloween parade as “Zombie Mohammed” next to a fellow atheist [...]

Cardinal Dolan: We Will Not Run From This Fight

Cardinal Dolan: We Will Not Run From This Fight

TERRENCE P. JEFFREY, CNSNEWS.COM Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, sent a letter on Friday to all the Catholic bishops of the United States reasserting the conviction of the Catholic Church that it will not yield to the Obama administration’s command—issued in the form [...]

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