Tag: free speech

Senate passes tax bill, Johnson Amendment repeal uncertain

Source: BYU Daily Universe The Senate voted to pass the largest tax overhaul in more than three decades in a 51-47 vote on Dec. 5. However, the Senate bill differed from the version of the bill passed in the House of Representatives in November by excluding new legislation to repeal the Johnson Amendment. The House

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2nd Amendment takes down the 1st, again

By now everyone has heard of the threat made against Anita Sarkeesian, an online gaming critic who was scheduled to speak at Utah State University. According to Utah law, university officials cannot bar attendees from open-carrying weapons into any public venue, in this case, a public university. Fearing for her safety and uncomfortable with the

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First Amendment vs. Second Amendment

The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– If there was ever any question that the Second Amendment has a chilling effect on the First Amendment, consider, briefly, the thought process that went into deciding whether or not to discuss gun policy in this week’s

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The week in letters

From secret communist plots to calling out some of our elected leaders, here are the highlights (for better or worse) in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Weiler should apologize to rally participants Where was Sen. Todd Weiler, who represents one of the districts where some of the major polluters are located? We know that,

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Chick-fil-A; a side order of free speech please

We have been watching with interest a growing controversy. A few weeks ago, as you will recall, the President of Chik-fil-A, Dan Cathy, publicly stated his opposition to same-sex marriage. Since then, nationwide polling has shown that Chick-fil-A’s popularity has taken a 40% dive. It has long been known that Chik-fil-A was a family-owned company

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