IJ Fights to Unleash Free Speech



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Arlington, Va., entrepreneur Kim Houghton, owner of Wag More Dogs canine boarding and grooming facility in Arlington, wasn’t looking for a fight. All she wanted to do was build goodwill with dog owners by creating a fun and whimsical mural on the back wall of her business, which faces the Shirlington Dog Park. Kim spent $4,000 to commission an outdoor mural of cartoon dogs, bones and paw prints to be painted on the back wall of her business. As a long-time user of the park herself, Kim saw the mural as her gift to the community.

But now Arlington County officials are trying to turn Kim’s mural into their government-issued sign. Represented by the Institute for Justice, she has filed a First Amendment lawsuit to defend her rights and the rights of all entrepreneurs to express themselves.

Stock Footage – Malcolm X Giving Speech About Self Defense and Birmingham Church Bombing



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Full Speech: Elder Christofferson on Book of Mormon at Library of Congress



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Since its initial publishing 186 years ago, the Book of Mormon has made an indelible mark not only on the lives of its serious readers but also on American popular culture at large.

The book was added to the list of “Books That Shaped America” in 2013 and since June 2016 has been a part of the “America Reads” exhibit at the Library of Congress. The exhibit’s purpose is to foster new conversations about 65 books the American public says have had “a profound effect on American life.” The exhibit features some of the rarest and most interesting editions in the Library’s collections, including an original copy of the Book of Mormon.
“[The Book of Mormon] has spawned pageants and plays, appeared in films, inspired musical lyrics, and received 4 out of 5 stars on the Apple Store,” Elder D. Todd Christofferson said Wednesday at the exhibit, where he spoke for 20 minutes about the book’s history and impact. “It has been illustrated in comic strips, displayed in paintings, told through historical fiction, and imprinted on clothing. A copy of the Book of Mormon was even checked out to President Abraham Lincoln at the Library of Congress on November 18, 1861.”

The Book of Mormon, a record of ancient-American civilizations, is a foundational scripture for Latter-day Saints, along with the Bible and other books. Mormons believe Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon over the course of about three months from gold plates, then published an initial 5,000 copies in 1830.

“It is a miracle to see that what began with 5,000 copies in a small print shop in Palmyra, New York, in 1830 has resulted in millions of copies available in multiple languages around the globe,” Elder Christofferson said.

In fact, more than 176 million copies of the Book of Mormon have been printed since 1830, and the book has been translated into 110 languages — 89 full translations, with selections of the book in another 21 languages. In addition to this, the Book of Mormon is available on LDS.org and the Church’s mobile applications (as well as some third-party mobile applications).

Elder Christofferson also spoke of the Book of Mormon’s impact on literature, which today includes literary readings of the Book of Mormon in university-level English courses across the country. Such classes allow the Book of Mormon to speak for itself rather than debating historical accuracy or Joseph Smith’s methods of translating the book. “You don’t have to believe in its historic claims to appreciate [the Book of Mormon] as literature,” Elder Christofferson said, quoting scholar David Bokovoy.

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) Attacks Trump Supporters in Church Speech



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In a New Year’s Day address to parishioners at the Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) said the following:

“Americans elected an authoritarian, an anti-immigrant, racist strongman to the nation’s highest office. Donald Trump and his ‘Make America Great Again’ followers who want to return American back to a time where white men and white privilege were unchallenged, and where minorities and women were in their place. These folks now control the highest office of the land. Donald Trump supporters are older, less educated, less prosperous, and they are dying early. Their life spans are decreasing, and many are dying from alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease, or simply a broken heart caused by economic despair.

Much like how Hitler took over the Nazi party, Trump has taken over the Republican party.

Hitler was accepting of violence toward the achievement of political objectives. Trump encouraged violence against protesters at his rallies, and his messaging about Charlottesville, that there were bad people on both sides, sent a powerful message of approval to the far right racists in America.

Americans, particularly black Americans, can’t afford to make that same mistake about the harm that could be done by a man named Hitler or a man named Trump.”

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JFK Speech to Mormons in 1963 (Part I)



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Speech in Salt Lake City at the famous Mormon Tabernacle given by then-President of the United States, John F. Kennedy on September 26, 1963.

I apologize that it is only in audio format. Wish there were video! The picture is of JFK standing next to David O. Mckay, Prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1951 to 1970.

In Part I, JFK says, “Of all the stories of American pioneers and settlers, none is more inspiring than the Mormon trail. The qualities of the founders of this community are the qualities that we seek in America, the qualities which we like to feel this country has, courage, patience, faith, self-reliance, perseverance, and, above all, an unflagging determination to see the right prevail.”

“If our task on occasion seems hopeless, if we despair of ever working our will on the other 94 percent of the world population, then let us remember that the Mormons of a century ago were a persecuted and prosecuted minority, harried from place to place, the victims of violence and occasionally murder, while today, in the short space of 100 years, their faith and works are known and respected the world around, and their voices heard in the highest councils of this country. As the Mormons succeeded, so America can succeed, if we will not give up or turn back.”

The full text can be found at:

Note: In his opening words the President referred to Frank E. Moss, U.S. Senator from Utah; David O. McKay, President of the Mormon Church, and Hugh B. Brown, his First Counselor; Stewart L. Udall, Secretary of the Interior; George Dewey Clyde, Governor of Utah; and Calvin W. Rawlings of Salt Lake City, Democratic National Committeeman for Utah.

Grand Gedeh National Association President, Mr. Tilman Collins Inaugural Speech



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Grand Gedeh National Association President, Mr. Tilman Collins delivers his Inaugural address on Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 at the Liberian Community Center in Des Moines, Iowa; The turnout were around 700 people who came from around the world to be part of this three days extraordinary Ceremony.

What happens when free speech is censored on campus? | Dennis Prager Show



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A Fresno State professor was ordered to pay $17k and undergo free speech training after he attempted to censor speech on campus. Dennis Prager interviews Tyson Langhofer and Bernadette Tasy about what happened.

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50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech



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Fifty years ago on August 28 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous speech at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

A pastor and the figurehead of the civil rights movement in the US, King used the Bible and the US Declaration of Independence to help shape those iconic words.

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,” said King in the most memorable part of the speech.

The US abolished slavery in 1865 after the Civil War. However, the fact remained that in many states black people were still treated as second-class citizens.

Founded in the same year as slavery was abolished, the Ku Klux Klan created a climate of terror for black people. In addition, there was racial segregation in the south.

John W Franklin, with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History & Culture described the segregation in the US capital.

“Right here in Washington there were no restaurants in this part of town where I could have gone or my parents could have gone to eat. None of the hotels in this part of town would have accepted African-Americans as guests. None of the hospitals would have accepted African-Americans as patients. There was a small section of black (Washington) DC where there were banks and stores and only in those stores could African Americans try on clothes,” said Franklin.

Resistance to segregation was mainly organised by Baptist churches. Martin Luther King was the head of the congregation at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

A black woman being arrested in Montgomery for not giving up her seat on the bus for a white passenger, led to a campaign by black people refusing to use the city’s bus service.

That woman was Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King helped organise the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.

King encouraged nonviolent protests such as sit-ins, marches and boycotts of companies that discrimated against black people.

The civil rights leader was jailed during the 1963 campaign in Birmingham, Alabama, where desegregation was being strongly resisted by many white people.

“In May of that year – in Birmingham, Alabama – there had been a children’s campaign where elementary and high school students left class to go demonstrate in the streets,” recalled Franklin.

“This is also the dawn of television, not only in the United States but across the world, and the images that Americans saw, black white, Latino, Asian, and how these children were attacked by fire hoses, adults were attacked by these police dogs, really seared the nation’s conscience,” he explained.

The famous speech, which became a high point for the civil rights movement, came during what was official known as the ‘March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom’.

President John F. Kennedy, who had spoken out in favour of civil rights, was assassinated three months later.

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The US federal government now had the power to end segregation in the southern states and it became easier for black people to vote.

King was shot dead on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 3, 1968.

Johnson announced a national day of mourning three days later on April 7.

A week of race riots in several US cities after King’s death was contrary to the nonviolence he had advocated while he was alive, but many black people felt there was still a long way to go.

Many still do, according to Franklin.

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Justin Bieber LIES @ One Love Manchester? Emotional Speech God is in the midst of Darkness



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Singer Justin Bieber lies to fans @ the One Love Manchester concert! “God is in the midst of darkness. He loves you and is there for you”.

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Elder Oaks Full Speech: “The Boundary Between Church and State”



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Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told a gathering of several hundred lawyers, judges and religious leaders in California on October 20, 2015, that secularists and religionists with opposing views should seek balance and accommodation with each other rather than total victory for one side only.