Saturday, July 04, 2015

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Once upon a time .....

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When there was still time to jail the Clintons


Hate Speech My Ass

    Liberal Culture                   

I HATE YOUR GUTS                      

I don't have to comment on this obscenity, not in this forum.  But it did set me to thinking about how freedom of speech, guaranteed by the First Amendment to our Constitution, has eroded.  The very first time my alarm bell went off, as I remember, was reading about what was happening at U. Wisconsin.


 As Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Under her chancellorship and with her support, the University adopted a broad speech code subjecting students to disciplinary action for communications that were perceived as hate speech. That speech code was later found unconstitutional by a federal judge.

Also while chancellor, Shalala supported passage of a revised faculty speech code broadly restricting "harmful" speech in both "noninstructional" and "instructional" settings. The faculty speech code was abolished ten years later, after a number of professors were investigated for alleged or suspected violations.[Wikipedia]

A 1992 (Liberal) Baltimore Sun editorialDonna Shalala's deadly intentions—sounded the alarm.

WITH the United States about to mainline the addictive narcotic of a government-administered health-care system, we should look at the person who will stick that rusty old needle into the bulging vein of our national body politic. Donna Shalala has been nominated to head the $590 billion-per-year Department of Health and Human Services.

In his best-selling book, "Illiberal Education," Dinesh D'Souza detailed the cult of political correctness Ms. Shalala, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, has fostered. In place of scholarship and teaching, she demanded "a basic transformation of American higher education in the name of multiculturalism and diversity."

As head of HHS, Ms. Shalala will be deeply involved in the divisive issues of race and sex in America. Yet she has revealed: "I would plead guilty to both racism and sexism. The university is institutionally racist. American society is racist and sexist. Covert racism is just as bad today as overt racism was 30 years ago. . .

Soon she could be in a position to impose her own radical ideas on us. Indeed, her very emphasis on "covert racism" -- what people think -- is tinged with Orwellian overtones of a national Thought Police.

Now, the left have successfully insinuated the new crime of hate speech into the culture.  The Washington Post recently printed Eugene Volokh's "No, there’s no “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment." He allows this distinction.
Indeed, threatening to kill someone because he’s black (or white), or intentionally inciting someone to a likely and immediate attack on someone because he’s Muslim (or Christian or Jewish), can be made a crime. But this isn’t because it’s “hate speech”; it’s because it’s illegal to make true threats and incite imminent crimes against anyone and for any reason, for instance because they are police officers or capitalists or just someone who is sleeping with the speaker’s ex-girlfriend.

UC Santa Cruz provides an interactive quiz on differentiating betwixt Hate Crime  & Bias.  Example:

6. During a demonstration protesting Israeli policies towards Palestinians, a large rock is thrown through a glass window of the campus Hillel building.

The answer : Hate Crime

Bullshit!   It's a crime already covered by statute. There can be no reason for creating a parallel crime of hate then to allow a subculture to end run the First Amendment.  End of Story. They should be shot.

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