Tag: free speech

  • A Hole in the Wall?: Separation of Church and State in the U.S. Constitution

    In his letter to the Danbury Baptists intended to allay their fears of the Connecticut Congregationalists, President Thomas Jefferson said of the Constitution’s First Amendment that there is “a wall of separation between Church & State” in the United States. Since Jefferson’s statement over 200 years ago, the United States – through state and federal…

  • Have you got the Big Chill?

    Have you got the Big Chill?

    Call it what you want: self-censorship, fear of speaking up, mental paralysis. It all boils down to a self-imposed chilling effect on speech – the Big Chill. And like any other chill, the only solution is a good thaw.