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Bad Rules

Kathy119 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 3:45 PM
How is that typical of the military and how is that backwards? Fourth year is fourth in seniority, first year is top of the list. In the military, 2LT is lower than 1LT, PFC is higher than just Pvt. What's your resentment of the military that makes you want to make a snide comment?

We take free speech for granted in America, unlike elsewhere. The furor over that anti-Muslim video is the latest reminder of that.

But freedom of speech is never safe, even here. Many colleges now impose "civility codes." Civility is nice, but enforcing a "civility rule" against offensive speech would put an end to lots of useful provocative speech. As a University of North Carolina student put it, "A picture of Mitt Romney would offend 70 percent of residence hall students."

Taping my Fox Business Network show at UNC, I also learned that the college, to "protect" women, had dropped...