Can Speech Incite Violent Action?

from Ben Shapiro:

When we broaden the definition of incitement, freedom suffers

Over the past week, we’ve heard the media pitching one particular narrative nonstop: the story that President Donald Trump’s rhetoric has resulted in increased violence. We heard it in the aftermath of a spate of attempted bombing attacks against Democratic targets by a Floridian nutjob, and we heard it in the aftermath of a shooting attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue by an outspokenly anti-Trump white supremacist.

Is there truth to the charge?

To determine whether there is, we’ve first got to consider the question more broadly: When is speech related to violence? read more

The Leftist Media Lie about Illegal Immigrant Families – What did We Expect

from Ben Shapiro at the Daily Wire:

But not a word from the media or any democrat at the time!

The Media Are Lying About Trump Separating Illegal Immigrant Families. Here’s The Truth.

Over the weekend, the media went insane over the supposed Trump administration policy of separating illegal immigrant parents from their children. According to the media, Trump could with one quick fix simply prevent the separation of children from their parents; according to the media, all Trump has to do is wave his magic wand, and all will be well.

This is a lie.

More specifically, it’s several lies.

1. Trump Created Separation Of Children From Illegal Immigrant Parents. This is plainly false. In 1997, the federal government made an agreement in a case called Flores not to keep unaccompanied illegal immigrant children in custody beyond 20 days. The settlement said nothing about accompanied illegal immigrant children – children who crossed the border with their parents. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals then ruled that accompanied children also could not be held in custody under the terms of the settlement. This meant that the government either had to release whole families, or that the government had to separate parents from children.

2. Immigrants Seeking Asylum Are Being Punished For Seeking Asylum. This is plainly untrue as well. Immigrants who come to points of entry to seek asylum aren’t actually illegally in the country – they’re not arrested. They’re processed through ICE, and their children stay with them. If, however, illegal immigrants cross the border illegally, the Trump administration now treats them as criminals. If they choose deportation, they aren’t separated from their kids; if they choose to apply for asylum, they stay in the country longer than 20 days, and their kids have to be removed by operation of law.

3. The Trump Facilities Are Awful Thanks To Trump. They may be awful, but they were just as awful under President Obama. These are pictures from Brandon Darby of Breitbart circa 2014:

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Video Podcast – Ben Shapiro Speaks – No One Riots

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Conservative Commentator, author and all around smart guy, Ben Shapiro, was finally given the opportunity to speak on the campus of UC Berkeley a couple of days ago.

The run up to, during and after his speech was an expensive and logistical nightmare. All so one conservative could give one speech on an ultra-liberal college campus.

Shapiro says it cost around $600,000 for police to protect the event. Because of the heavy police presence, it went off with few problems. Think about that. This was a single speech given by a single conservative. It wasn’t a gathering of conservative thinkers – not a round table or conference. It was one guy.

Unlike previous Conservative speakers, Shapiro, and the campus, was afforded the protection necessary for the speech to go off virtually without a hitch. read more

Why Ya Gotta Hate Them Jews

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Obama’s lame-duck, post-election wind-down isn’t exactly that. In fact, it’s just the opposite, and I’m not sure what more he can do to undermine the next president or the nation – but I am sure he and his team of miscreants will think of something.

He’s already rolled out new regulations in an attempt to kill off the coal industry for good. He’s forced States to forever fund Abortion, Inc. – also known as Planned Parenthood. He’s placed areas in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans “permanently” off limits to exploration and drilling and commuted over 1,000 sentences of criminals in federal prisons, of which 342 had life sentences. That will work out well for the communities they end up in.

While taking care of one enemy – the America way – Obama has now set his sights on enemy number two…Israel. I suppose he’s mastered multi-tasking.

As most are aware by now, there was a vote to condemn Israel and ban the nation from building settlements in East Jerusalem. The United States, who is supposed to be Israel’s number one ally, abstained. America could have vetoed the resolution, which would have killed it, but instead, Obama instructed U.N. Ambassador and leftist radical, Samantha Powers, wife of ultra-radical leftist Cass Sunstein, to withhold America’s vote. So rather than a 15-0 predictable vote against Israel – it was only 14-0. read more