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Friday, April 14, 2006

Liberals Hate Freedom of Speech

Update, April 17: Michelle Malkin has posted a photograph showing that the professor indeed took part in the denial of rights by tearing down the display.

People who are usually called "liberals" or "progressives" so often deprive their political or ideological opponents of the right to freedom of speech that it is obvious the so-called liberals and progressives hate the very idea of free speech.

Here is an example:

Damage to Ky. anti-abortion display probed


HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- A university professor is under investigation after some of her students pulled up crosses from an anti-abortion display on campus and dumped them in the trash.

The crosses, put up last week by a student group called Northern Right to Life, were meant to represent a cemetery for aborted fetuses.

Sally Jacobsen, a professor of literature and language at Northern Kentucky University, said nine students in one of her graduate-level classes dismantled the display Wednesday.

"I did, outside of class during the break, invite students to express their freedom of speech rights to destroy the display if they wished to," Jacobsen said. She declined to say if she took part.

The college professor actually claims that destroying the display was an act of free speech, but it is obvious to anyone with even a modicum of intelligence that destroying someone else's display is a denial of free speech.

Does anyone doubt that the professor and her accomplices favor the left end of the political spectrum?

Our country's patriots respect the rights of others to speak freely in debating and discussing issues important to all of us or even to only a few of us.

Those who do not love the ideals which form the basis of our society and country do not respect the rights of others. That is one reason their patriotism is so often doubted.

Patriotism isn't a love of the ground on which we stand. It is a love of the ideals upon which this country's government and society were founded.

That professor and her students are not patriots where this country is concerned. Their love is obviously for tyrannies like the former Bolshevik empire. It must cause them great sorrow to see the end of such tyrannies on this earth, whether it occurs in Russia, eastern Europe, Iraq, or anywhere else.

They know they are losing, and they hate losing as much as, if not more than, they hate the freedoms guaranteed by our country's laws and ideals.


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