First Amemdment

    • Free because of a Free Press

      This month’s article may seem somewhat redundant to some of the articles in the past. We will once again trumpet the need for a free and vibrant press and our fears that the current occupant of the White House wishes to do away with an unfettered First Amendment. We fear that our message will run stale, as will the constant need for the national press to point out the faux pa ...

      Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 15 readers -
    • Nothing’s True, Believe Me!

      By now, anybody with eyes, ears and an open mind realizes that the 2016 Presidential Election was greatly influenced by the Russians. No one will ever know whether that influence caused the defeat of Hillary Clinton and the election of Donald Trump. It cannot be known and is subject to conjecture on both sides.

      Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 14 readers -
    • The Liar in Chief

      For the many years that we have been writing this column, we have focused our attention on the First Amendment; whether that be Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Press, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Religion or Freedom of Assembly. Yet, there have been many times in which we have strayed and talked about politics. In this month’s column we are going to try to combine the two.

      Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 10 readers -
  • Not the New Normal

    … or from our leader. Yet the problem arises, how do we keep up with the daily scandal and how do we not forget the previous one because a new, more outrageous one occurs? In just one 10 day news cycle, we as a country were confronted with: The President firing FBI Director James Comey; The justification for the firing was a memo written…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 10 readers -
  • Excluded by Religious Belief

    … that the First Amendment Freedom of Religion, also has been used for cake bakers in Indiana to claim that they have a right to discriminate against gay marriages and therefore, not provide services at weddings. Taken to the extreme, a gay couple could travel through some southern state and run out of gas, as no filling station would be willing…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 9 readers -
  • Trumps FAKE premise

    … Well the day finally came. Donald Trump is now the President of the United States. In contradiction to prevailing wisdom, the sky did not actually fall. However, it does appear to be hanging a little lower than it used to. During these next 4 years, and hopefully not 8, the press and therefore the First Amendment, will come under constant…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 9 readers -
  • Please Stand or Sit or Kneel

    … the National Anthem is playing and how it must feel and the pride one must get. If fact, we wonder if there could be anything in sport that comes close to that moment. But that is us. That is us, even though we have had to experience some antisemitism in our lives from this country. Sometimes this antisemitism is in the form of comments made…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 11 readers -
  • American Press not Trump’s Pravda

    … 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…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 9 readers -
  • Citizens Unite Against Citizens United

    … Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A. - If you listened or watched the Democratic debate in mid-October and contrasted it with the two Republican debates that had already been held, an independent observer would have had to have come to the conclusion that the Republican debates were… The post Citizens Unite Against Citizens United…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 3 readers -
  • Anchorman 3, may the truth be with you

    … to her that those who cherish their Fox News believe that the accounts told by MSNBC and sometimes CNN are as false as she believed the Fox News programs were. We pointed out to her that the First Amendment demands that not only true speech be allowed to be spoken, but false speech equally as well. On a practical note, we also questioned who…

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 8 readers -