Sweet Land of Liberty

Sweet Land of Liberty by Nat Hentoff

April 16, 2014

Speech on Public College Campuses Liberated in One State

On April 4, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law a bill unanimously passed by the House of Delegates and the Senate, which turns outdoor areas on the state's public college and university campuses into what the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, calls "public forums." ... continue

April 09, 2014

Former Inmates Learning to Avoid Going Back to Their Cells

At last, more emphasis -- particularly from Attorney General Eric Holder -- is being placed on how to reduce the large numbers of inmates in our overflowing prisons. Once released, these people are often re-arrested, and then locked up as criminals again. In a lead editorial last month, The New York... continue

April 02, 2014

Hey, Eric Holder Discovers True Justice!

Ever since Eric Holder became our chief law enforcement officer, I have described him as being Barack Obama's faithful vassal, who supports the president's defiling of the Constitution. But recently, there has been a valuable exception: Holder's call for reforming America's prison system, a topic I... continue

March 26, 2014

Let's Fight Back vs. Government Throttling of Constitution

In 1975, Frank Church, a Democratic senator from Idaho, told the American people that a government intelligence agency most of them had never heard of -- the National Security Agency -- "had the capability to secretly monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn't matter. There would... continue

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