Question of the Day 1: What is happening to free speech in America?
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution states
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Kristen Powers asks this same question in her new book The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech.
- Christianity Today article — Kristen Powers: The Rise of the Intolerant Left
- The American Spectator article – Kristen Powers’ Profile in Courage
- Watch Raymond Arroyo’s interview with Kristen Powers on The World Over (05-21-2015)
Question of the Day 2: What are the limits to free speech?
U.S. Courts Web site sheds some light.
Question of the Day 3: Why was Michael Chang’s powerful video “A Letter From the People of the Cross to ISIS” a violation of YouTube’s terms of service? (and who is flagging the video as a problem?)
- Original video on YouTube (now with “violation of terms of service” outage message)
The Mighty.LA video is now posted elsewhere:
People writing about the video or the YouTube ban:
- One Peter Five article and One Peter Five’s interview with Michael Chang
- National Review article about the video
- Global Christian Support article
Call to Action: Watch the video. Read YouTube’s community guidelines and terms of service, and ask yourself (question of the day 4) if the video violated any policies. If you think YouTube erred in its decision to ban the video, contact them and tell them so.
First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—
and there was no one left to speak for me.