CEI Weekly: Government Should Stop Trying to Restrict Speech

Friday, October 19, 2012



Feature: Hans Bader discusses attempts to restrict speech.

FEATURE: Government Should Stop Trying to Restrict Speech


The Obama administration is backing a UN resolution to restrict anti-religious speech. In a Washington Post letter to the editor, CEI Senior Counsel Hans Bader argues that the First Amendment protects speech that discriminates--and that the federal government should stop limiting such speech.  Read his letter here.




Greece's Grim Future Portends Decline

Matt Patterson & Crissy Brown's op-ed in The Washington Times


Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Destabilizing Force

Iain Murray's op-ed in National Review


Republicans Denounce Immigration Regulations Reagan Created

David Bier's op-ed in The Huffington Post


Greece Must Stop Hitting Snooze and Wake Up to Economic Reform

Matthew Melchiorre's op-ed in City AM


Not All Jobs Are Created Equal

Matt Patterson & Crissy Brown's op-ed in American Thinker


Verizon Draws Fire for Monitoring App Usage, Browsing Habits

Ryan Radia's op-ed in CNET


Is U.S. Economic Growth Over?

CEI's citation in Reason


On Tap Today

CEI's citation in Politico


Google Antitrust Case Could Come From FTC by End of 2012

CEI's citation in eWeek








October 18, 2012: The Limits of Free Speech


Free speech is a core value in any free society. But what are its limits? Senior Attorney Hans Baderdiscusses a UN resolution to ban anti-religious speech and a court case involving a professor who sent anti-immigration emails. The best remedy for hateful speech, he argues, is not to silence it with laws and courts. It is to rebut it with speech of one’s own.