August 22, 2014

Maggie Gallagher: The Chilling of Our First Amendment Rights

Maggie Gallagher

I am out of town all week attending a conference in Bozeman, Montana. That's the reason updates have been infrequent. Source: National Review Online | Maggie Gallagher The First Amendment is more than a legal guarantee. It is a culture — a key American value — which holds that in a decent and free society, law-abiding citizens should not face reprisals for speaking up with civility for the moral good as they see it. Sen. Chuck Grassley’s remarkable opening statement in today’s Senate hearing on a bill to repeal DOMA called attention to a very serious and growing intolerance directed at Americans who believe marriage is the union of husband and wife: The minority very much hoped to call a witness today at this hearing to testify in support of DOMA. I am sure she would have done an excellent job. She declined, however, citing as one reason the threats and intimidation that have been leveled against not only her but her family as a result of her public … [Read more...]