Illinois Senate has passed a resolution to label white nationalism and neo-Nazism as threats, with the potential to be catalysts for domestic terrorism. This resolution could have unintended consequences, though. Liz Wolfe, managing editor at Young Voices, joins us to break down the legislation, and how millennials speak about free speech.
Chris Machold has a warning for state implementing laws to protect free speech, handle with care. While these bills have great potential to move the meter towards more speech on campuses, instead of less, they can implemented in a way that backfires. Machold joins the Young Voices Podcast to discuss his piece in TownHall and talk free speech.
Flying Dog Brewery terminated its membership with the Brewers Association over free speech concerns on June 1, marking the first time that a craft beer manufacturer split with the powerful trade group. The move was made in protest of a policy the Brewers Association announced in April aimed at cracking down on “sexually explicit, lewd, or demeaning brand names, language, text, graphics, photos, video, or other images.”
Flying Dog, who produces a popular Belgian IPA called Raging Bitch, is no stranger to censorship challenges. In 2009, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission barred the sale of Raging Bitch in the Wolverine State, claiming that the label is “detrimental to the public health, safety, and welfare.” Oddly enough, the label was designed by renowned artist Ralph Steadman, who is best known for illustrating many of Hunter S. Thompson’s best-known works, including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
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