The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), has released this thoughtful video — The Emperor’s New Clothes — on free speech. “Would you speak up if you saw something completely ridiculous? Or would you keep your doubts to yourself? Democracies need their truth-tellers and free societies require independent thinkers able to question convention, resist conformity, and reach their own conclusions. This video explains why speech suppression can cause problems ranging from the laughable to the downright dangerous.” h/t Instapundit
Constitution Day is a celebration of the US Constitution, observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia. More details here.
In this clip from Star Trek (Omega Glory episode), the Constitution is rediscovered (in a parallel existence) after a long period of misinterpretation, and only Kirk knows its importance…not that such a thing could ever happen. Ahem.
This classic Bugs Bunny/ Daffy Duck cartoon explains the Constitution’s separation of powers and the Bill of Rights, as a conniving Daffy Duck is frustrated by these features when he tries to use government power to outlaw Bugs Bunny.
Per Capital Research, “As 2019’s biggest political documentary at the box office, No Safe Spaces, releases to digital platforms and DVD, the film’s co-stars have announced a historic online free speech event, CancelCon, which will address today’s increasingly hostile environment where cancel culture and the U.S. Constitution clash.” It will be simulcast live on September 17th, Constitution Day, via YouTube, Facebook, and NoSafeSpaces.com.
The Unreported Story Society, founded by award-winning journalists and best-selling authors Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, is working on a new project — Obamagate: The Movie. The film will dramatize the FBI’s illegal surveillance of the Trump campaign, which the media has tried desperately to ignore. The McAleer team previously produced the excellent FBI Lovebirds stage play, which scored very good reviews. These two produce a quality, hard-hitting product, and on a shoe-string budget. You can support this project here.
Andy Ngo has become something of a legend in journalistic terms. He is one of the few legitimate journalists today in a sea of overpaid narrative spinners. He alone has done more to expose Antifa and to document the 2020 Portland riots than entire news networks. In this brief video, he warns what Antifa is really after, and reveals what drives him — despite great personal risk — to take them on.