Powerful Pennsylvania Republicans Being Primaried

Powerful Pennsylvania Republicans Being Primaried — Powerful Pennsylvania incumbents have Republican Primary challengers, May 17, and we are pushing for the challengers.

Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler is facing Anne Weston, a chiropractic assistant from Quarryville, in the 100th Legislative District; John Lawrence, who is seeking his seventh term in the 13th Legislative District is facing Carmela Ciliberti, an attorney and regulatory compliance manager; and Senate Republican Caucus Secretary Ryan Aument is facing Mike Miller, a business owner and investment advisor, in the 36th Senatorial District.

The incumbents mouth the “conservative” platitudes they’ve been mouthing since starting their long careers but are far more interested in their power, per diems and pay than having what they claim to be their wants turn into reality.

Ms. Ciliberti boldly calls out Lawrence for this. (See screen shot.)

And they have been silent regarding the big elephant in the room that is election integrity.

Yes, the Senate attempted to audit the Dominion machines in Fulton County but it has been crickets since the state Supreme Court shot it down last week in a baldly partisan ruling.

“Well I guess that’s it then,” you can almost hear them doofusing.

Free clue: When the other side stops playing by the rules, the rules don’t exist.

Where are the outraged press conferences? Where are the angry speeches on the floors of the House and Senate?

Hey, how can you be angry when you are collecting $95G for what is basically a part-time job? Believe it or not, they have it set up so they don’t have to vote to get a raise.

Where are the brave and wise solons demanding that our voting machines and affiliated software be considered public property, and that certified ballot counting observers never be kept from observing counting?

They certainly aren’t in Harrisburg.

Vote for the new kids.

Carmela Ciliberti’s charges against John Lawrence. Click to expand
Powerful Pennsylvania Republicans Being Primaried

Cancelling Disagreeable Speech Is Anti Speech

Cancelling Disagreeable Speech Is Anti Speech

By Bob Small

Article 1 of the Bill of Rights,  often misquoted, states “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peacefully to assemble”. 

This is not an agreement by the rest of us, though it should be, whether for DT, or GLBT, or RT, etc

On March 10,  there was a to be a bipartisan panel on civil liberties, hosted by the Yale Federalist Society, featuring Monica Miller, of the progressive AHS ( American Humanist Society) , which supports the rights of atheists and  battled with the American Legion, etc.) and Kristen Waggoner of the ADF (Alliance Defending Freedom).  ADF is pro-Life, pro-marriage, pro freedom of religion (at least for Christians) and are seen by some as being anti-GLBT, etc.Though the event did proceed to the end, there were some eventus interruptus.

FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education), which has a Conservative bent, feels that, essentially, the forum was prevented from happening, in it’s intended format.

Cancelling Disagreeable Speech Is Anti Speech

Fire notes that forcing the cancellation of speech you disagree with isn’t free speech.

David Lat, from Original Jurisdiction, has a more nuanced view.  “The protesters were disruptive at the start of the event, both inside the classroom and after they repaired to the hallway . . .they did calm down (eventually) and they did not succeed in canceling the Yale event, which moved forward to completion.” 

He later amends this to indicate there was a level of “disruption”.

Is free speech in American Law Schools a lost Cause?

John Sexton in Hot Air seems to try and take both sides.

Mark Joseph Stern of Slate Magazine feels that the Washington Free Beacon article by Aaron Sibarium regarding Judge Laurence Silberman’s desire for judges to blacklist all participants in the disruption overstates the case.

Lastly, I’ll mention  Angus Johnston of Left Wing Rolling Stone and his 2015 article There’s No College P.C. Crisis: In Defense of Student Protesters

Johnston quotes Frederick Douglas saying “sometimes,  it is not light that is not needed, but fire”.

A couple thoughts on this.  Why would YLS members prevent people from hearing Monica Miller?!  If you use Duck Duck Go and type in free speech at Yale and in defense of Yale student protest,  you will get various opinions. including crooks and liars.com, reason.com, Washington Post, and yale.edu. Lastly thanks to Scott from Vermont for the Fire article which began the search.

Cancelling Disagreeable Speech Is Anti Speech

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