The world is a very complicated place, and the freedom of speech is merely an admission of that fact.
Ashley Pierce is a political science freshman and Mustang Daily conservative columnist. Let me first begin by stating what a tragedy and devastation the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was. The fact that innocent and young lives were taken from this country will always be horrific and weigh heavily on Americans’ hearts. As weeks pass, the country’s […]
I went to bed fearing that I’ll wake up with Stop Online Piracy Act firmly in place. It is a frightening new bill that basically allows copyright holders to censor websites. Not just a page, but the whole site. Here’s some boiled-down bits of SOPA, all pulled from a wonderful primer on the subject by […]
A lecture about the way individuals think of freedom was given by a guest speaker in the University Union Jan. 21. Professor John Medearis, a political science teacher from the University of California, Riverside spoke to Cal Poly students about the theory behind what freedom is and how to define it. Medearis made use of […]
The government is supposed to protect our freedoms: “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” But it seems more and more of our politicians are confusing the “pursuit of happiness” with happiness.
I’m willing to guess that the most common way to start a political discussion is with the question “are you a Democrat or a Republican?” From there, the discussion all too often goes downhill.
Memorial Day is a worthy holiday, and one that I believe Americans do well to give pause and reflection to. But this is not a day to celebrate wars or even fallen warriors. It is a day which we must mourn them both.
The strongest defense of free speech, especially unpopular or unusual speech, is the right to property, the right to rent a hall and give a talk, rent a space of airtime on a television or radio show or a segment of a newspaper.