Tag: Martin Luther King

Gather your courage and speak out. It's a sacred freedom

“If liberty means anything at all, it is the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear.” —  George Orwell, “Animal Farm.” Seems that growing segments of Americans, the media, corporations, religions and assorted virtuous institutions no longer agree. Speaking your mind can get you fired. Speaking your mind can gather a crowd... Read more »

Nonviolence does work; rampage, cruelty and destruction do not

The betrayal of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. A popular, but deceitful and dangerous maxim today holds that nonviolence does not work. That’s the latest excuse for the violence that’s racking the country after the peaceful protests flowing from the policeman’s murder of George Floyd turned into brutish, sometimes fatal, assaults. It’s as if the political left has become... Read more »

Sentences I didn't finish reading II

Quoted from the Wall Street Journal’s “Notable & Quotable” From the abstract of a 2018 scholarly paper published in the Journal of Youth Development: Camp staff have hope that summer camp plays a role in helping youth bridge differences. . . . This study draws on prior school research and critical Whiteness studies to examine race-evasiveness among... Read more »
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mike Royko would loathe progressives' assault on free speech

Progressives disingenuously now deploy a “safety” argument to excuse their assault on free speech. A Sacramento Bee editorial, for example, says that “no one has told Ann Coulter to shut up.” The issue, the editorial says is “the escalating violence these past few months [and] how to make sure no one gets hurt or killed in the... Read more »

No "safe spaces" for Trump supporters on campus or elsewhere

For those of you who missed the craziness of the 1960s, come with me as we virtually travel back in time by viewing the nastiness, foul-mouthed and sometimes violent proclivities of the mobs. But these are not the ’60s; today these are Hillary Clinton’s supporters and Trump haters who do not believe that anyone who disagrees... Read more »

Racial pandering on the CTA

Once again, the big, bad, white suburbs are victimizing poor, minority Chicagoans. That’s the underlying logic of a class action suit brought against the state, RTA and Metra by a public interest law firm that hasn’t a clue about the Pandora’s Box that it is opening. According to the suit, filed Wednesday in federal court,... Read more »
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