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Forum explores freedom of speech – two ASI candidates weigh in

The relationship between diversity and the First Amendment was examined last Thursday in “The Religious and Cultural Context Freedom of Speech” forum. “Freedom of speech is the basis for a democratic and free society,” said Veena Howard, a Fresno State ...

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Preserving free speech at Fresno State

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI), the Academic Senate and the Office of the Provost co-sponsored a forum in the North Gym on Monday in hopes of informing students about the First Amendment and its responsibilities. The First Amendment Free Speech Forum ...

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‘Religious freedom’ laws help justify discrimination

The country is in an uproar over what’s happening in Indiana and Arkansas. The Supreme Court of the United States is getting ready to hear a case on same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, legislators are waging a war on equal rights to ...

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Proposed Jesus statue on campus illogical

Jesus of Nazareth may be joining Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez in Fresno State’s Peace Garden if a resolution that will come before Associated Students Inc. at its next meeting is adopted. According to the author of ...

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Speakers test limit of free speech

The Free Speech Area provides a place for the public to spread its message. The campus controls reservations of the platform, but the speakers are responsible for the reaction they receive from passersby.

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The state of free speech

I may not like what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. This saying is often attributed to Voltaire, but it has developed into an axiom of democracy. Freedom of speech is now one of the pillars of democratic government.

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Notes & Asides, 9-7-11

In a recent blog post, I wrote, “The First Amendment’s Establishment Clause only prevents the federal government from establishing a state religion and from prohibiting a person from practicing their religion. By my reading, the First Amendment does not preclude prayer in public schools.” Commenter joshua4234 disagreed:

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Whose country is this?

Last Wednesday was Cinco de Mayo, a holiday celebrated in remembrance of the Mexican Militia’s victory over the French army at the city of Puebla, back in 1862.

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What’s in a name?

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution may be the most famous and oft-cited modification to our country’s establishing document that exists.

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