# Free speech
Appeals Court Rules Mask Mandate Not a Violation Of Cafe's Free Speech Rights
A photo of Helbachs café in Middleton, WisconsinDaily Coffee News. A federal appeals court has ruled that Dane County (Wisconsin) health officials did not violate free speech protections when citing an area café for advertising itself as a "mask-free zone" during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Opinion: Free Speech, Self Perception, And Intent, Or An Utter Illusion!
Speech is our ability to express our thought to others. It is how we feel about our surroundings and perceive other people's self-expression. It is our discourse to a group audience.
First Amendment Protected!
Columbia Residents Reflect on the Impact of a 2002 Historic Supreme Court Ruling as 20th Anniversary Nears. While Jehovah’s Witnesses have chosen to temporarily suspend their door-to-door ministry due to the pandemic, their activity was almost permanently banned by one U.S. village in the late 1990s — that is until the United States Supreme Court stepped in with a historic 8-1 decision on June 17, 2002, declaring the local ordinance unconstitutional.
Protecting Free Speech!
Corvallis Residents Reflect on the Impact of a 2002 Historic Supreme Court Ruling.Courtesy of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Public Information. While Jehovah’s Witnesses have chosen to temporarily suspend their door-to-door ministry due to the pandemic, their activity was almost permanently banned by one U.S. village in the late 1990s — that is until the United States Supreme Court stepped in with a historic 8-1 decision on June 17, 2002, declaring the local ordinance unconstitutional.
Protecting Free Speech!
Hawaii County Residents Reflect on the Impact of A 2002 Historic Supreme Court Ruling as 20th Anniversary Nears. Jehovah's Witnesses engage in door-to-door ministry- Public information Desk (Region 13)
Are Words Violence?
This is a timely and important question. I've thought about words as violence ever since reading article version of The Coddling of the American Mind a few years ago. Since then I've dug deeper into, books, and op-eds, and linguistic theory. There seems to be no satisfying conclusion to this problem, because it's a problem of words. And language is inherently contextual. It is less solid and more liquid. It is beautiful, but taking any word out of context immediately removes some of its meaning. When I first thought about the question, "are words violence?" my reaction was no. The definition of violence is: "behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something." Another, less commonly used definition is "strength of emotion or an unpleasant or destructive natural force."
Opinion: Tucker Carlson Slipped Up on Hate Speech
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Florida passes new law banning protests in residential areas
Florida's governor Ron DeSantis just signed a new law that would make protesting outside of specific people's homes or in residential areas a criminal offense. Karoline Grabowska/Pexels (Canva Pro license)
Opinion: DeSantis' Stop Woke Won't Stop Woke
Photo by Brian Wangenheim on UnsplashPhoto by Brian Wangenheim on Unsplash. Conversations between the Left and Right are a little strained, if you haven't noticed. The Left is still seething at Trump’s ridicule. The Right continues to roll its eyes at "liberal" media.
Soon, It's Possible We May Have to Pay for Twitter
You might be surprised at what others said when I polled them across social media. An external photo of the author's phone.Photo by Author Kurt Dillon. First, I have to start by saying that I’ve been fascinated with this pending acquisition since I first heard rumors of it.
MSNBC's Ari Melber Worries That Elon Musk Could Ban One Party's Candidate From Twitter
MSNBC's Ari Melber Worries That Elon Musk Could Ban One Party's Candidate From Twitter via MSNBC/YT
Dallas May Soon Fine People for Panhandling
Dallas City Council is considering fining those who are caught panhandling on the streets.RK/Unsplash. The city of Dallas is considering fining people for standing or walking in city streets asking for money or food. According to Dallas News, the City Council is set to consider a proposal next week that would ban pedestrians from being on traffic medians that are less than 6 feet wide, in a road without medians or other areas of the streets including bike lanes.
The Implications of the Gibson Bakery Defeat over Oberlin College
On March 31, an appeals court upheld a ruling that awarded more than $30 million to a bakery in Oberlin, Ohio. The Bakery had accused Oberlin College of damaging its business and libeling it with false accusations of racism.