Honorary degrees or invitations to be a commencement speaker are honors that should only go to honorable people. Other speaking engagements do not need to go to only honorable people. It is appropriate to protest against the views of these other speakers, but not to shout them down or otherwise try to prevent them from speaking or being heard.
The Recent furor really started 7 weeks ago here/BN.
I was pissed.
4/10 http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...hirsi-ali.html (Under fire, Brandeis cancels plan to honor anti-Islam feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali)
And felt finally affirmed a month later by the WSJ "Partisan Politics"
5/11 http://www.debatepolitics.com/us-par...iate-mind.html (The Closing of the Collegiate Mind)
whereupon Jack Hays decided it was gonna be His idea, but in GP.
5/13 http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...en-debate.html (The Illiberal Left Turns Against Free Speech and Open Debate)
5/16 http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...ob-campus.html (The Leftist Mob on Campus)
For good measure/to make sure:
5/20 http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...es-campus.html (The Leftist Offensive Continues on Campus)
Then, I guess Bloomberg (like Brandeis, Massachusetts+Jewish), Couldn't have missed the controversy/point.
Leading to this string on 5/30.
Last edited by mbig; 06-05-14 at 04:01 PM.
I'm personally sick of not being able to dunk a basketball because of racism.
If Condi Rice is not allowed to speak then neither should Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry or Barrack Obama. There shouldn't have one rule for Democrats (in fact there couldn't have been any rules when Robert Byrd spoke) and another for Republicans.Honorary degrees or invitations to be a commencement speaker are honors that should only go to honorable people. Other speaking engagements do not need to go to only honorable people. It is appropriate to protest against the views of these other speakers, but not to shout them down or otherwise try to prevent them from speaking or being heard.
If support of the Iraq War is your personal criteria then you'd find most Americans, at least at the beginning, would fall under that category. Three of the four politicians named were and Barrack Obama, the Taliban's Boy Toy, managed to lose both Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan to the Islamists and almost deliberately lost Egypt.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump