The First Amendment vs. Clear and Present Dangers

JUSTICE HOLMES' BIG LIE! During World War I, Charles Schenck, a socialist, was arrested for distributing anti-war pamphlets in front of an Army recruitment station. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court in the famous/infamous Schenck v. United States.  Writing for the majority, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes declared Constitutional protections of free speech... Continue Reading →

A Happy? Winter Solstice

LESSONS ON FACING THE DARKNESS TOGETHER There's something special about this time of the year, the coming of the Winter Solstice. Almost all Northern Hemisphere cultures in the world recognize the symbolic import of the longest night of the year, few, however as dramatically as the traditional European cultures who saw this time as a... Continue Reading →

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