Some good may actually be coming of the recent fad among progressives of employing Naziesque mob violence tactics to silence voices they don’t want to hear. A light has been shined on the authoritarian restrictions on free speech that prevail at universities. The attention will not be welcomed by moonbats. Colorado just abolished free speech zones on public college campuses:
The legislation, Colorado Senate Bill 62, prohibits the state’s public universities from establishing unreasonable speech restrictions. The initiative received bipartisan support in the Colorado legislature and still allows public universities to impose “reasonable time, manner, and place” speech policies.
“Once we limit free speech to a zone, we indicate to our students that free speech does not exist anywhere beyond that zone. That is not the message we want to send to future generations about our core values,” Colorado state Sen. Tim Neville, a co-sponsor of the bill said.
To confine free speech to specified zones is to deny that America itself is a free speech zone. That even some Democrats acknowledge this is an encouraging sign.
This is the real free speech zone.
Is this something which is fairly new in the history of our government or was there just nobody paying attention up until now? This past week there was another spill of potentially dangerous waste water from a mine in Colorado. And once again it wasn’t miners or anyone in the private sector messing up the landscape… it was the increasingly inappropriately named Environmental Protection Agency. (Denver Post)
An EPA crew working at the Standard Mine above Crested Butte has triggered a spill of wastewater into a creek.
Crested Butte Mayor Aaron Huckstep and staffers for U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton said Thursday that about 2,000 gallons of wastewater spilled late Wednesday during work at the mine.
EPA officials could not confirm the incident, and National Response Center contractors in Washington D.C. did not yet have a report of the spill. An EPA congressional liaison officer could not be reached, and EPA public information officials said they were working on a statement.
Knowledge Creates Power
Remember when the entire nation was looking for John Doe #2—the suspect that was allegedly with Timothy McVeigh when he rented the Ryder truck used in the Oklahoma City Bombing? But then the FBI deemed John Doe #2 to be a mass hallucination despite dozens of witnesses seeing him (and despite a man being beaten to death for looking like him.)
Well, now we have a mirror image of this case with the Colorado massacre—that is, the complete reverse situation now exists.
By Monte Kuligowski
Ruling that the ObamaCare insurance mandate is unconstitutional is like saying that water is wet. Of course it’s an unconstitutional abuse of federal power. If the feds can force people to buy health insurance, there is virtually no limit to the reach of federal meddling into the affairs of life.
In a sense, it’s fortunate that the unmitigated arrogance of Obama, Reid, and Pelosi — as witnessed in the health care “reform” debacle — is pushing even postmodern constitutional jurisprudence to its very limits.