Sunday, November 15, 2015

Our Emotionally Safe Colleges

George Will lets higher acadamia have it over its obsession with political correctiness in this Washington Post commentary. As you might expect, I think he's being too nice. Still, it's something that needs to be read. It's about time.

"If you believe, as progressives do, that human nature is not fixed, and hence is not a basis for understanding natural rights. And if you believe, as progressives do, that human beings are soft wax who receive their shape from the society that government shapes. And if you believe, as progressives do, that people receive their rights from the shaping government. And if you believe, as progressives do, that people are the sum of the social promptings they experience. Then it will seem sensible for government, including a university’s administration, to guarantee not freedom of speech but freedom from speech."


At 3:31 PM, Blogger MOLA:42 said...

Thank you Mr. Will for telling me what I am to believe.

I honestly didn't know I believed in any of the stuff he claims I believed.

Could it be Mr. Will is exercising his propensity to make up Straw Men that he can easily bash down?

Perhaps the most Progressive document in the world is the US Constitution... and it is based on the notion of "If Men (people) were Angels then they would not need Government. But Men are not Angels. We will always need Government."

At 9:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree the Constitution cements our right to self govern, as long as we don't hurt others. Local governments were given the power to discipline those who hurt others. Federal Government the power to manage all Foreign issues.
Unfortunately, every single one of these have overstepped their bounds.
A clean swipe of the board, back to the basic outline of the Constitution and the bill of rights that lend examples to what the Constitution means, is what is drastically needed.
When rights become privileges and privileges become rights, we're doomed.
When lawyers create gobblygook to rule by, we're doomed.
We're supposed to be free, not burdened by decipherings that doom us.


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