All Posts Tagged With: "First Amendment"

Christmas Greetings

Yes, we’ve been out of pocket for a few weeks now.  After returning from family matters, work (yes, I have a real job) was a bit overwhelming for many reasons.  At any rate, we hope that the new year will provide us both more opportutnity to share daily thoughts and to begin expanding the focus of The Conservative Reader to more principled discussions.

Tonight and tomorrow many of us will be visiting our local churches to share in celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Our family will be worshiping this evening.

Three things to share today.

The First Amendment

Thank God for the freedom in our society, as declared by the wisdom of the founders of our country, to worship …


Online Rules Of Discourse: Could We?

About four months ago (I know, I’m a little behind catching up with some general topics), DavidL at BitsBlog shared an item from Edward Wasserman at the Miami Herald.  Wasserman’s thought was that there is a need for rules to constrain course, offensive, and threatening language on the internet, or at least the news and blogosphere.

David’s response to Ed’s commentary was not unexpected, nor inappropriate.  I agree that those who wish to maintain open content and uncensored invectives is a right that should be available to those who wish to interact in that manner.  And David is correct, if you don’t like it, don’t read it.

That doesn’t change the fact that some of us see a need for rules that exist within a …


Lieberman and YouTube

Wow!  I totally missed the Lieberman confrontation with YouTube (owned by Google) until it was mentioned in an email exchange I had today.

From CNN:

In a Monday [May 19, 2008] letter to Eric Schmidt, chief executive officer of Google, Lieberman asked that YouTube “implement its own policy against this offensive material,” by removing the videos. Lieberman, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, also wants YouTube staffers to have a system that will prevent the video from reappearing.

I am a bit amazed, as I did not think he would advocate this kind of censorship.  If I understand his position, I think he’s wrong.  I like Lieberman mostly because of his willingness to stand up to his party and


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