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We were born during the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower. There are some vague memories of the Presidency of John F. Kennedy. We became much more politically astute during the years of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, with Watergate, civil rights marches, riots, and of course, the Vietnam war.
We have always stood for the National Anthem. We have never failed to stand and put our hand over our heart and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. For us, we take great pride in this country and in the American flag, the symbol of this great land. We have talked about what it must be like to stand at the Olympics and having the flag raised while the National Anthem is playing a ...
Over the many years that we have been writing this article, when election time comes we normally have at least one, if not several articles written about how our elections are dependent upon the First Amendment. We usually muse that because of the First Amendment politicians are free to say what they want, whether true or not, and then the electorate has the ability to weigh ...
It is well established that Freedom of Speech and Press are not absolute rights in the United States. For example: yelling fire in a crowded movie theater; obscenity; disseminating military secrets in a time of war; and fighting words have been deemed to not be protected by the First Amendment. As to the later, fighting words, throughout this country we have elevated crimes b ...
We were sitting at a political luncheon a month or so ago, when one of the people at our table started to complain about all the untruths that are disseminated on Fox News. Her position was that before things got on the news, they had to be checked for accuracy and only if they were accurate could they be broadcast to the public.