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What might Dr. King say to us today?

What might Dr. King say to us today?

By Jan S. Gephardt In the wake of the holiday that honors him, I’ve been wondering “what might Dr. King say to us today?” The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a man whom many of us consider a moral beacon for the ages. His life ended more than fifty years ago, but we value moral beacons because their guidance transcends their own times. We certainly could use a moral beacon right now. We’ve just lived through a year…

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Freedom of Speech Part One: Speech isn’t free when it’s a crime

Freedom of Speech Part One: Speech isn’t free when it’s a crime

By Jan S. Gephardt When it comes to freedom of speech, we have a lot of latitude. We’ve all heard someone say, “It’s a free country! I can say anything I want!” But is that right? Can you literally say anything? Last week I started a series of posts on the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The section of the First Amendment relevant to today’s post says, “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom…

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