Protect Free Speech

American Encore believes nothing is more sacred to our democracy than the protection of free and unfettered speech in all its forms. Our organization proudly stands up for the rights of all Americans to be heard, including all those who wish to speak anonymously. We will fight for the Constitutional right of every American to get involved in the political process and present an idea or a policy that is judged on its merits.

By: Patrick Hedger -Policy Director, American Encore This November, with Governor Jan Brewer up against her term limits, Arizonans will be electing a new governor, and with that, have an important choice to make. Choice defines our democratic government here in the United States, but choice is also...
*American Encore President Sean Noble says that the Democrats’ “Orwellian” proposal “is exactly the kind of egregious power grab that the founding fathers wrote the First Amendment to serve as a protection against.”* Today, we all paused to reflect and remember the tragic events of September 11 th...
Congress has heard the growing discontent of the American people with their job performance, manifesting itself in what is shaping up to be a dismal year for Senate Democratic incumbents. Yet, Senate leadership, instead of listening to the people and doing a better job, has decided to focus their...
Today the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced legislation that would amend the Constitution to give Congress and state governments almost complete control over campaign contributions and independent political expenditures. The bill, Senate Joint Resolution 19, is sponsored by Senator Tom Udall (D-...
Today the Supreme Court ruled in two major cases pertinent to the preservation of First Amendment rights. In Harris v. Quinn , the court ruled that public sector unions may not force those that are not full public employees or members of their union to pay dues, often used for political purposes...
Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) informed the House of Representatives’ Committee on Ways and Means that they had “lost” three years worth of emails from Lois Lerner, the disgraced IRS official at the center of the scandal involving the IRS targeting of conservative and tea party...
Obviously, the order in which the amendments in the Bill of Rights appear does not give any one admendment supremacy over another. That being said, it is safe to assume that since the founding fathers incorporated Freedom of Speech into the First Amendment, they obviously found it of the utmost...
Today the House Committee on Ways and Means announced that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), has claimed to have “lost” three years of emails from disgraced official Lois Lerner due to a computer glitch. Conveniently, the misplaced emails are from the same time period when targeting of...
In Wisconsin, a probe into center right organizations' by liberal prosecutors was stopped by a federal judge. The judge rightly cited the first amendment as a protector of these organizations supposedly corruptive behavior. The Wall Street Journal Reports: “Prosecutors had justified their dawn...

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