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A Naughty Word That Rhymes With “Witch”

The late comedian George Carlin is rolling over in his grave . . . with laughter. In 1973, a New York radio station was sued for indecency after it aired Carlin’s infamous stand-up routine containing the “seven dirty words”. And today? Well, a Massachusetts state representative introduced legislation that would criminalize use of the word “bitch.” Really. Democrat Rep. Daniel...

New Poll: Majority of Millennials Support Jail Time for Offensive Speech

Campaign for Free Speech launched to fight concerning trends around First Amendment WASHINGTON, DC – New polling shows that Americans are increasingly hostile toward free speech, a free press, and the First Amendment. According to the survey, 61 percent of Americans agree that free speech should be restricted, and 51 percent believe that the First Amendment, ratified in 1791, should be...

Regulating Social Media: Careful What You Wish For

Should we fully entrust the government to unilaterally determine what we can and cannot read online? The flood of complaints about bias and censorship on social media websites has been relentless of late, and coming from across the political spectrum.  It has spawned numerous calls for platforms to be reined in by the federal government, whether through judicial edict, executive...

Majority of Americans Want to Scrap First Amendment, Polling Finds

New Campaign For Free Speech polling results demonstrate just how vulnerable free speech protections are in the United States. CFS polling results show: 51% of Americans think the First Amendment is outdated and should be rewritten. The First Amendment protects your right to free speech, free assembly, and freedom of religion, among other things. 48% believe “hate speech” should be illegal. (“Hate...