Darryl Perry: Against Legislating Morality

Presidential candidate Darryl Perry  posted the following editorial at Free Press Publications on January 10, 2016.

Perry is an author, radio host, and political activist who owns and edits Free Press Publications.  He served as the chairman of the now-defunct Boston Tea Party and is an announced candidate for the 2016 presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party.  The Saturnalian does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the letter below. Continue reading

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The Toxicity of Words

Some argue offensive words like “whore” or “slut” should be banned from usage—not in a legal sense but as a matter of social acceptability.  I believe society need not render more words as so socially unacceptable that their very utterance destroys lives, causing those that speak such words to be shunned or lose their jobs. An example of one such word in existence is “nigger.” The word is so toxic that even words that sound similar (“niggardly”) create controversy.  This, in its most literal sense, limits our freedom of speech.  Such toxicity should not be expanded to other words (context notwithstanding), no matter the outrage they cause. Continue reading

Don Grundmann: Worshipping the Golden Anus

Don Grundmann, the former Chairman of the Constitution Party of California posted the following in the comment section of the IPR article “Darryl W. Perry: Indiana Law has Unintended Consequence.”  It is written in the context of the Indiana Senate Bill 101, which Governor Mike Pence signed into law last week to protect Religious freedom.  The Saturnalian does not necessarily endorse the opinion expressed in this commentary. Continue reading

The Celebration of Submission

In a surreal display Thursday, prominent Internet sites celebrated as the federal government seized control over the last known vehicle for free expression.  Twitter, Reddit, and Buzzfeed all applauded the FCC takeover of the Internet under the guise of “Net Neutrality.”  As these sites ceded freedom for short term convenience, the FCC commenced its crusade against ISPs, opening the door to further Internet regulation—regulation that may not be so benevolent. Continue reading

Pastor Manning Demands the Truth, Calls for Al Sharpton’s Release

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In his December 30 address, African American Pastor James Manning of ATLAH (All The Land Anointed Holy) in Harlem, called on the media to speak the truth on racial issues.  He also asked supporters to boycott MSNBC and its sponsors (listed on the Kelly Truth Squad website), until MSNBC fires talk show host Al Sharpton, whom Manning describes as a “cop killer.” Continue reading