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Imprimis: The Left's War on Free Speech

Postby The Annoyed Man » Thu May 04, 2017 10:58 am

https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/lefts-war-free-speech/
April 2017 • Volume 46, Number 4 • Kimberley Strassel
Kimberley Strassel
Author, The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech

I like to introduce the topic of free speech with an anecdote about my children. I have three kids, ages twelve, nine, and five. They are your average, normal kids—which means they live to annoy the heck out of each other.

Last fall, sitting around the dinner table, the twelve-year-old was doing a particularly good job at this with his youngest sister. She finally grew so frustrated that she said, “Oliver, you need to stop talking—forever.” This inspired a volley of protests about free speech rights, and ended with them yelling “shut up” at each other. Desperate to stop the fighting and restore order, I asked each of them in turn to tell me what they thought “free speech” meant.

............SNIP..................

It was at this moment that I had one of those sudden insights as a parent. I realized that my oldest was a constitutional conservative, my middle child a libertarian, and my youngest a socialist with totalitarian tendencies.

This article makes the case very clearly for the modern American left as a fundamentally fascist movement.

If you don't already subscribe to "Imprimis", I cannot recommend it highly enough. "Imprimis" is a monthly newsletter which gets snail-mailed to your address of choice, and their description of what they are about is quoted below.
About Imprimis
Imprimis is the free monthly speech digest of Hillsdale College and is dedicated to educating citizens and promoting civil and religious liberty by covering cultural, economic, political, and educational issues. The content of Imprimis is drawn from speeches delivered to Hillsdale College-hosted events. First published in 1972, Imprimis is one of the most widely circulated opinion publications in the nation with over 3.6 million subscribers.

The opinions expressed in Imprimis are not necessarily the views of Hillsdale College.

SUBSCRIBE HERE. It is free of charge, but I would gladly pay for it to support its mission, and I have donated to them in the past.
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Re: Imprimis: The Left's War on Free Speech

Postby treadlightly » Thu May 04, 2017 11:18 am

I'll second all of that. Hillsdale College and Imprimus are refreshing.

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Re: Imprimis: The Left's War on Free Speech

Postby ScottDLS » Thu May 04, 2017 11:24 am

The Annoyed Man wrote:https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/lefts-war-free-speech/
April 2017 • Volume 46, Number 4 • Kimberley Strassel
Kimberley Strassel
Author, The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech

I like to introduce the topic of free speech with an anecdote about my children. I have three kids, ages twelve, nine, and five. They are your average, normal kids—which means they live to annoy the heck out of each other.

Last fall, sitting around the dinner table, the twelve-year-old was doing a particularly good job at this with his youngest sister. She finally grew so frustrated that she said, “Oliver, you need to stop talking—forever.” This inspired a volley of protests about free speech rights, and ended with them yelling “shut up” at each other. Desperate to stop the fighting and restore order, I asked each of them in turn to tell me what they thought “free speech” meant.

............SNIP..................

It was at this moment that I had one of those sudden insights as a parent. I realized that my oldest was a constitutional conservative, my middle child a libertarian, and my youngest a socialist with totalitarian tendencies.

This article makes the case very clearly for the modern American left as a fundamentally fascist movement.

If you don't already subscribe to "Imprimis", I cannot recommend it highly enough. "Imprimis" is a monthly newsletter which gets snail-mailed to your address of choice, and their description of what they are about is quoted below.
About Imprimis
Imprimis is the free monthly speech digest of Hillsdale College and is dedicated to educating citizens and promoting civil and religious liberty by covering cultural, economic, political, and educational issues. The content of Imprimis is drawn from speeches delivered to Hillsdale College-hosted events. First published in 1972, Imprimis is one of the most widely circulated opinion publications in the nation with over 3.6 million subscribers.

The opinions expressed in Imprimis are not necessarily the views of Hillsdale College.

SUBSCRIBE HERE. It is free of charge, but I would gladly pay for it to support its mission, and I have donated to them in the past.


I got a free subscription to Imprimis when I got out of the Navy and moved to Texas in 1991. It was coming to my parents address where I was staying until I got my own place a couple months later. My dad still gets the newsletter and reads it every month. It's one of his go to conservative publications.
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Re: Imprimis: The Left's War on Free Speech

Postby bblhd672 » Thu May 04, 2017 11:27 am

The Annoyed Man wrote:SUBSCRIBE HERE. It is free of charge, but I would gladly pay for it to support its mission, and I have donated to them in the past.


used to get Imprimis in St. Louis, thanks for the reminder I need to subscribe with new address.

Hillsdale also offers some outstanding free online classes on the Constitution and other topics.

I also highly recommend their book "U.S. Constitution: A Reader."
http://bookstore.hillsdale.edu/MerchDetail.aspx?MerchID=646076&num=0&start=&end=&type=2&searchtype=Description&txtSearch=constitution

And TAM - welcome back! Been missing your perspective on things here.
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Re: Imprimis: The Left's War on Free Speech

Postby The Annoyed Man » Thu May 04, 2017 12:09 pm

bblhd672 wrote:And TAM - welcome back! Been missing your perspective on things here.

Thanks.....I've actually been lurking off and on pretty much daily, but not commenting so much. My two grandkids (1 yr boy with a graduate degree in engineering who just started walking, and a 3 yr old girl law student who is "pushing the limits") are administering an old-fashioned butt-whoopin' to me from 8 am to 4:30 pm, M-F, and I just don't have time for much else during the week. And nothing personal, but I love them more than I love you guys, so....... :mrgreen:

By the way, I just ordered that constitutional reader your recommended. :thumbs2:
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Re: Imprimis: The Left's War on Free Speech

Postby mojo84 » Thu May 04, 2017 4:49 pm

Can also be found here. https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu
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Re: Imprimis: The Left's War on Free Speech

Postby Lambda Force » Tue May 16, 2017 10:38 pm

mojo84 wrote:Can also be found here. https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu

Bookmarked. Thanks.
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