Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What You Can't Say On Campus

FIRE's Greg Lukianoff speaks about what you can't say on today's college campuses.

I think that people forget that "Freedom of Speech" means you have to permit opinions that you don't agree with.  When you begin to censor any speech, you open the door to all speech being censored.  If you don't agree with something, you don't have to listen to it, but that doesn't mean you have the right to forbid it.
''Life's's even tougher if you're stupid.''  -- John Wayne
"First to go, Last to know, we will defend to the death your right to be misinformed, United States Marine Corps" 
That was a motto on a banner that hung in the Ready Room of HMM-266, The Gryphons, when I was a young Marine, back in the early '80's...and no truer words were ever penned.
I think that's what fundamentally wrong with Political Correctness, when you place limits on speech, you end up twisting the basic fabric of a free society. 

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