State House Proselytism

FrontPage Mag | Janet Levy | Feb. 1, 2008

The cultural traditions and values of American society originate from the Judeo-Christian heritage of our Founding Fathers. They pledged allegiance to “one nation under God,” with the Creator as the source of our inalienable civil rights and liberties. In that spirit, Congressional invocations by clergy are a time-honored ritual from the birth of the American republic to the present. Public recognition and celebrations of the role of religion in helping establish our precious freedoms have also long been part of American public life. But now, those traditions are under attack from militant Islamists who have, under the guise of political and religious acceptance, steadily advanced their own messages with the goal of undermining our status as a nation of free individuals and the intent of the Founders to insure liberty and justice for all. [Read more...]

DePaul’s “1984” Moment

FrontPage Mag | Nicholas G. Hahn III | Jan. 24, 2008

If you were to tour DePaul University’s campus asking students about free speech, you would notice the hesitation in their answers. For the past couple of years, the DePaul administration has earned a reputation as a foe of controversial ideas, especially those that offend or challenge the status quo. This has tarnished DePaul’s academic standing as a quality institution. To remedy this problem, President Rev. Dennis Holtschneider created a Free Speech and Expression Task Force and charged it with creating a policy for free speech that would hopefully rebuff any claims that DePaul isn’t a friend of the free marketplace of ideas. [Read more...]

In the Name of Education

FrontPage Mag | Jamie Glazov | Jan. 21, 2008

We are being bombarded by so many ideologies that it is almost impossible to keep up with them. Some of the underlying and unspoken goals of those ideologies are to attack the pillars of Western culture, namely Christianity. My task in those books is to expose them for what they are. I also want to give reasoned responses to them because they are irrational, unnecessary, and ultimately detrimental to Western societies. [Read more...]

Unlawful Speech Codes Thrive at Schools Nationwide

FIRE.org | Dec. 6, 2007

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) released its 2007 report on campus speech codes, revealing that American colleges and universities are teeming with restrictions on students’ freedom of expression.

For the report, Spotlight on Speech Codes 2007: The State of Free Speech on Our Nation’s Campuses, FIRE reviewed policies at 346 American colleges and universities and found that 75 percent of schools surveyed maintain policies that clearly restrict speech that—outside the borders of campus—is protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. [Read more...]

Santa Von Clausewitz

American Thinker | Patrick Albanese | Dec. 8, 2007

Carl Von Clausewitz is often quoted as saying, “War is the continuation of politics by other means”. I am not nearly so frequently quoted as saying, “The war on Christmas is the continuation of political correctness by a bunch of meanies”. [Read more...]

Noose Outcry: A New Entry in the Campus Hall of Shame

FrontPage Magazine | Katherine Kersten | Nov. 23, 2007

Does anyone still wonder why college culture is the laughingstock of the larger community? Our campuses seem to lurch from one politically correct knee-slapper to the next. Does anyone crack a book at these places anymore?

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