“LGBT citizens deserve the right to express their belief regarding sexual orientation and deserve to be respected for their position without hate and discrimination, but Christians also have the right to express their beliefs as well.”
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“Freedom” is a word on many lips this week, especially “freedom of speech,” “freedom of expression,” and the “freedom of the press,” because of the recent attack on the Charlie Hebdo office, the office of a satirical paper, in Paris. Since the attack, many articles have been written about why satire matters, and why we must defend someone’s right to write things we may actually disagree with.
On Wednesday, the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris was attacked by gunmen and and 12 people were killed. According to President Hollande of France, “This was an assault on the expression of freedom that is the spirit of the republic.”
There is another side of the story that proponents of raising the minimum wage should consider. Who does raising the minimum wage hurt?
As the new year is almost upon us, it seems appropriate to review the events of the last twelve months. 2014 was an eventful year, and the Keating Center covered it for you. Look below for our most popular posts.
What is outside the First Amendment’s protection? If speech creates a disturbance, should it be vetoed?
The Keating Center has long been a champion of liberty, believing, as recently written in the Wall Street Journal- “Where government recedes, private markets heal and begin to thrive.”
There are many issues and difficulties that America, as a nation must work through- our ever-increasing national debt, the tension between the different races and cultures here in our country, and how our healthcare should be structured are just a few of them. But as the year comes to a close, it is important to also recognize what makes America special.
Surprisingly, the majority of colleges in the United States, both public and private, restrict free speech. According to Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky, “the test of a free society is the ability to express opinions in the town square without fear of reprisal.” Most American colleges would not pass that test.
Obamacare has posed a problem for Democrats. A recent speech by Charles Schumer questioning the wisdom of focusing on healthcare reform has created a fissure within the party.