DISCLOSE Act limits freedom of speech

Americans rightly are jealous of their right to freedom of speech; it is a prerequisite of freedom and a bulwark against government tyranny in so many ways. That’s why the First Amendment begins, “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” Most important, the founders had political speech in mind when those [...]

“I can’t rightly say, but it sounds like . . .”

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist In his delightful book, Jayber Crow, author Wendell Berry has one character tell this little tale about another one: “Fraz Berlew was drunk and wandering. He wandered into a saloon down at Hargrave. The saloonkeeper was out and the place was empty. Fraz just helped himself to a considerable portion [...]