UChicago Might Be the Only College in America Where Free Speech Has Some Life

Not there aren’t a bunch of professors who would like to enforce conformity. 100 Chicago Professors “Propose To Exclude Viewpoints They Find Objectionable” | Zero Hedge

Even The Wall Street Journal’s op-ed pages have realized that American Universities, and their tenured ivory-tower-protagonists’ “free speech” arguments, have sent the Spinal Tap hypocrisy amplifier to 11..

Anyway, go take a look. Via Midweek Links.


The Tyranny of the Safe-space

The insistence on a safe-space is, at its heart, a demand that everyone do things a certain way. Safe Space | Cornered Cat

Freedom to choose, and deal with the choices of others, and the social mess that can create, or not? Just knowing you own guns is going to make some people nervous. If they know you carry concealed…

Do the people around us have a “right” to feel comfortable with our choices? Do we have a moral obligation to limit our choices to only those that help others feel comfortable? These are some bedrock issues in many ways.

As Kathy Jackson says, it is a long(ish) post, but it is worth your time.

“Show Me Your Papers!” in America

Welcome to the police state. “Show Me Your Papers!” Roundups, Checkpoints and National ID Card

Despite this, the U.S. government has recently introduced measures allowing police and other law enforcement officials to stop individuals (citizens and noncitizens alike), demand they identify themselves, and subject them to patdowns, warrantless searches, and interrogations.

4th Amendment? What Amendment?

So Is It a Tax, Or Protection?

Want good service from Detroit police? Pay an extra $4000 to $6000 up front, and $150 per month. Some Detroit businesses question fairness in Green Light crime fight

Don’t pay? Get to the back of the line.

A customer was destroying a Marathon gas station, so the manager called 911. When time passed he called again to find out why cops didn’t respond.

“The dispatcher said, ‘It’s because you don’t have the Green Light,’ ” Kaid said. “The customer was in here destroying the store, throwing everything off the shelves. He was here for almost an hour before he left. When the police finally came, they told us the Green Light locations get priority.”

It took about an hour for the cops to arrive at the Marathon station. That is a long time.

The Police Chief says they aren’t ignoring businesses who haven’t paid their protection signed up for ‘Green Light.’ And cops would never lie, would they?

Cops would like to force all businesses – or at least those open after 10 PM to sign up. It gives cops unfettered access to the surveillance footage. Welcome to the Panoptican.

The Coming War on Driving

Will it mirror the war on guns? Probably. The War on Driving to Come, by Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review

Will you be allowed to move yourself around? On your own schedule? Or will you only be allowed to travel as the .gov permits. Which will probably be only in car-pools.

Go read the whole thing.

Homeowners Associations: The New Face of Totalitarianism

We Back the BlueHOAs are the worst. It always takes realtors a while to understand I’m serious when I say that I won’t live in one. Liberals Force Neighbors To Remove Pro-Police Yard Signs, Wake To Find Something Even Better

Because signs that say “We Back the Blue” are destroying property values. Or something.

When you live in an HOA, things may be nice on some levels, but you give up a lot of your rights. The First Amendment? Not in my neighborhood!

They are going to contest the issue at the next HOA meeting, but they will lose. Unless they can get a majority of like-minded people elected. And that won’t fix the problem of lost rights. It can just make the board less fascist for a while.

Leftist Students Proclaim “dialogue is violence.”

We will not discuss things in a civil manner. You shall not think for yourself. You shall only think what we tell you to think. Students storm library, shut down College Republicans meeting.

Hardly surprising coming from the University of California, Santa Cruz. (The University at the Beach.)

They were bent out of shape over the fact that a meeting of College Republicans was underway in one of the Library’s meeting rooms.

A College Republicans meeting at the University of California, Santa Cruz was taken over by protesters screaming that the group’s existence is a threat to the safety of students.

Because nothing says violence like a peaceful meeting, and nothing says peace like a bunch of screaming, antifa-friendly radicals. (War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery. Everyday it feels more and more like 1984.) [Hat tip Insty]