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The Truth in Love Police

Skwach Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 8:26 PM
It's called taking one principle from one issue and applying it to either past issues of the same sort, or different and current issues. It's an academic exercise. My question was the former. If the draft in one war was slavery, why was the draft NOT slavery in a different war? My original question was a similar exercise. If taxation by government is theft, why is obligatory conscription not stealing someone's life?

Liberal academics have been using speech codes for years. They hear an idea they don't like and it makes them angry. But they don't quite know how to defeat the idea on its own merits. So instead of either a) taking the time to cool down and offer a rational response, or b) actually changing their view, they simply give in to the impulse to censor. That is why our campus speech codes really don't reduce so-called hate speech. They simply embolden those who hate speech.

I wish I could say that this childish inclination toward censorship is unique to liberal...