Civil Liberties

Civil Liberties

Buglecall supports the protection of our civil liberties under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We have a particular focus on the First Amendment which embodies the liberty of free expression through speech and the media, freedom of religious belief and practice, freedom of political belief,  and the right for peaceful assembly to appeal to the government to modify policies and eradicate injustices.

We support the Second Amendment which protects our right to keep and bear arms and the Fourth Amendment which prevents the government from unreasonable search and seizure of our individual property.

While we acknowledge the equal protection clause under the 14th amendment which provides access to free public elementary and secondary school education for all US citizens and legal residents, we are also proponents of school choice which grants parents the ability to select the best educational option for their children including traditional public, public charter, parochial, private or home school.

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‘Sensitivities that seem out of all proportion with the joke’: ‘The Office’ co-creator blasts cancel culture

British comedian Stephen Merchant, co-creator of “The Office,” has joined the throngs of comedians speaking out against cancel culture. His first observation, made to The Guardian in an interview published Sunday, was that cancel culture is being driven entirely by the left. “Well, it seems to me that there’s always been policing of comedy, of there being guardrails,” he said. “I think the difference is that it used to feel like it was the right that was policing it. It feels like it’s the left that’s doing it now, and it’s allowed the right to become the arbiters of free speech. Which does feel like quite a significant shift.” Indeed. ‘It’s all been preposterous’: Stephen Merchant on fame, standup and the pressures of cancel culture https://t.co/BjhuZFpCsN — Observer Magazine (@ObsMagazine) May 19, 2024 He continued by saying he’s not necessarily against changes in standards but suggesting that maybe the standards have gone too far. “Sensitivities that seem out of all proportion with the joke — I’ve noticed it in standup, how you’re more cautious because you don’t want to spend weeks on Twitter trying to justify a joke you were just experimenting with, because putting out the fires is exhausting,” he said. “But I’m also aware that sensitivities shift over time and that people are allowed to criticize and query things, and we do look back at old comedy and think we wouldn’t do that any more. I have no objection to the sands shifting. I think that makes sense and I’m loth to become a kind of ‘old man of comedy’, railing against the younger generation. But you do feel like there’s a sensitivity to the words before they’ve even heard the joke or the context. And that is inevitably a straitjacket of sorts – it quashes experimentation,” he

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