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Thoughts About Defamation

2016 has seen an allegations-filled news cycle. The general election has especially been a contentious one.  So many accusations were cast out for public consumption that it has been difficult to  determine which ones are true and which ones are … Continue reading

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Exercising Verbal Restraint

The very few times I mention discipline or moral restraint in conversation, the question of freedom of speech springs up in the minds of my friends and family. I am quick to remind them that first and foremost, civil liberties, … Continue reading

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Defamatory Intent

Law school libraries are filled with shelves of books regarding libel and slander.  The two main types of defamation have been debated and studied by legal experts and scholars. I cannot even begin to claim that I know the intricacies … Continue reading

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False Speech

The problems of untruth and the spreading of it by so many people who should know better, keeps coming up in my mind.  Sometimes I feel like the Dutch boy who has to plug leaks in the dike with his … Continue reading

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Mindful Communication

The integrity of mass communication lately is very questionable.  To many people, this is not news.  But to others, this lack might be something they’ve not considered. Just because a person is on teevee, radio, or other mass media outlet … Continue reading

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