I touch on these other assaults on free speech to provide a context for Hillary Clinton’s foray into the battle to shut people up (a procedure, it is worth noting, that is often a harbinger of a battle to lock people up). The constitutional amendment that Hillary Clinton told the world she would consider would be directed against the Supreme Court decision in the case of Citizens United. “We need to fix our dysfunctional political system,” quoth Hillary, “and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment.”
Free speech for me, not for thee.
[Update a few minutes later]
Women ejected from a conference to protect (beta, or perhaps even omega) men. This whole notion of “safe spaces” is culturally insane. What happens to these delicate flowers when they have to go out in the real world? But these people have to politicize every freaking thing. They are totalitarians.
…we are producing a California that is the polar opposite of Pat Brown’s creation. True, it has some virtues: greener, cleaner, and more “progressive” on social issues. But it’s also becoming increasingly feudal, defined by a super-affluent coastal class and an increasingly impoverished interior. As water prices rise, and farms and lawns are abandoned, there’s little thought about how to create a better future for the bulk of Californians. Like medieval peasants, millions of Californians have been force[d] to submit to the theology of our elected high priest and his acolytes, leaving behind any aspirations that the Golden State can work for them too.
I don’t know what it will take to break the back of this destructive aristocracy.
The country is in serious trouble when only one third of a major political party thinks that having a dictatorial president is a problem. Of course, if that president was George Bush, instead of the Lightworker, they’d probably think differently.
I’m one of those crazy people who think we should actually follow the Constitution. I thought that George W. Bush should have been impeached, or at least censured as a warning shot, for signing the “assault weapons” banMcCain-Feingold. Not for signing it per se — presidents sign unconstitutional laws all the time, sadly, but for doing so while openly admitting that he thought it was unconstitutional. In so doing, he violated his oath of office to defend the Constitution, which is everyone’s responsibility, and it can’t be punted to the Supreme Court.