John Briggs Books

And yours, too!

Mary Dyer & the Celebration of International Religious Freedom Day

Today is International Religious Freedom Day — and the reason it’s today is because on this date in 1659, three Quakers were scheduled to  hang. Their crime? Being a Quaker … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Banned Books and Other Ways to Eliminate Free Speech

As Banned Book Week draws to a close, I’ve reflecting on all the other ways we attempt to limit free speech. We’ve seen banned movies, banned art, blacklists, cancellations, and … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mary Dyer’s Impact on the First Amendment

Sunday, May 25th, was the 227th anniversary of the Constitutional Convention. It’s not one of those anniversaries that’s easy to remember, like the 200th (1987), but it’s worth remembering because … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment