The Weekly Roundup: the First Amendment is in trouble
- The headlines we wanted to run and the commentary we couldn't.
Monday 28 November
If only there was some way to remove these colleges from the country, instead...
If this were an elaborate conservative conspiracy to reduce federal spending by convincing the recipients of government largesse to disqualify themselves from further subsidies, it would be a darned impressive scheme.
Because not giving aid would be the authoritarian, statist thing to do...
The parasites begin to eat their own.
Regrettably, it’s the university and not the South American country.
Apparently, “hate crime” is now synonymous with “hoax.”
“Hate speech” is, of course, defined as speech with which they disagree.
Tuesday 29 November
Of course, given the fact that they’re upset with him for making fun of them, we suspect it bothers him somewhat less than the presidents expected.
Well, there’s still a backup Castro running the show, so if they feel that strongly, they could always try moving to Cuba...
The white students just naturally assumed that they were speaking for their black classmates when they demanded an end to police protection.
Someone apparently forgot to add the disclaimer informing students that the meaning behind the piece was sufficiently liberal.
This is important for any ideology that engenders such confusion among its adherents.
Gee, what could they possibly have been worried about?
Freedom of speech is the most important right enshrined in the Constitution...unless the speech in question comes from a conservative, in which case...what free speech?
Wednesday 30 November
So now colleges are picking up the slack for kindergarten teachers, too?
“Maybe we’ve made a mistake.”
We would think things like validity would typically be based on statistics. A key statistic to consider here may be Trump’s electoral victory.
Everything these days is dangerous. Everything.
Just imagine how they would feel if anybody tried to ban speech inspired by BC faculty.
“Operation Overlord” it ain’t...
Thursday 1 December
Heaven forbid somebody oppose a murderous political ideology!
Asking an American campus to identify as American is such a tall order.
If “tar and feather” is a “racialized threat,” then why did it happen to so many British tax collectors?
Well, “University of Sanctuary Campus” would keep the same initials.
We’re old enough to remember when nullification was taught as a terrible idea, rooted in a desire to perpetuate the subjugation of minorities.
Come to think of it, not much has changed, really.
It would be one thing if the holiday had anything to do with religion...
Friday 2 December
Vets in the VA system aren’t cared for this well.
Progressives sure are making a lot of progress these days.
There are Jesuit fingerprints all over this one.
Come on, couldn’t they at least send out their varsity team?
They don’t have those warnings plastered all over all their coffee cups and t-shirts down there for nothin’; they really do mean it: “Don’t mess with Texas.”