Once upon a time, liberals prided themselves, with considerable reason, as the staunchest defenders of free speech. Union organizers in the 1930s and 1940s made the case that they should have access to employees to speak freely to them, and union leaders like George Meany and Walter Reuther were ardent defenders of the First Amendment.
Today's liberals seem to be taking their marching orders from other quarters. Specifically, from the college and university campuses where administrators, armed with speech codes, have for years been disciplining and subjecting to sensitivity training any students who dare to utter thoughts that liberals find offensive. The campuses that once prided themselves as zones of free expression are now the least free part of our society.
Obama supporters who found the campuses congenial and Mr. Obama himself, who has chosen to live all his adult life in university communities, seem to find it entirely natural to suppress speech they don't like and seem utterly oblivious to claims this violates the letter and spirit of the First Amendment. In this campaign, we have seen the coming of the Obama thugocracy, suppressing free speech, and we may see its flourishing in the four or eight years ahead.
[does her best Palin impression...]
Say it ain't so, Joe!!!!
Does this sound vaguely familiar from an ID/evo standpoint???
Don't question evolution, don't speak of the controversial issues, don't mention ID unless it's brought up with negative connotations. If you do, they'll sue...remember the 4 paragraphs that were going to be read before students in Dover?
Yeah, 4 paragraphs = a million dollar lawsuit.
The college professors I speak with about the issues in this debate are adamant that ID will *never* be taught in universities when discussing origins. Do not question dogmatic authoritarians at our universities. Period.
Going back to the election, all we ever hear about in mainstream media is how horrible those McCain supporters are and how they're "sowing seeds of hatred". Give me a break. Neither side is innocent in that regard...