"Positively Dystopian"


Sigh. I didn't expect to have to explain this.

The only other person I see using "hat tip" (actually, "tip o' the hat") is Gator.
I've used hat tip in a post before, although not for a long time. Its origin is ancient, allegedly from Medieval times, and gave birth to the salute and removing your hat when the Star Spangled Banner is played. It's a courtesy; I see no problem with people using it.

Pertinacious Tom

Importunate Member
Punta Gorda FL
11th Circuit Lets Injunction Stand

In November, Walker issued another injunction, this one blocking a similar section of the law that applies to university professors. He accused the state of essentially arguing that "professors enjoy 'academic freedom' so long as they express only those viewpoints of which the State approves," a position Walker described as "positively dystopian."

"The First Amendment does not permit the State of Florida to muzzle its university professors, impose its own orthodoxy of viewpoints, and cast us all into the dark," he concluded.

It is this November injunction the 11th Circuit just left in place.

"Conservatives who cheer on the Florida law should consider what liberal states—or, for that matter, a Democratic-controlled Congress—could do if allowed to engage in similar regulation," Ilya Somin, a law professor at George Mason University, warns at The Volokh Conspiracy. "The same powers that Florida uses to target 'woke' employer speech can just as easily be used against conservative employers."

Competing attacks on the first amendment from authoritarians on the left and right could well lead to another round of authoritarian chicken, which is kind of like the automobile version except no one involved is afraid of the crash.


Supper Anarchist
? does this mean a conservative will be able to speak on college campus now ?
Biology and geology professors have little use for anti evolution BS and 6000 year old planets. The anti science intellect free party will still face prejudice.

More educated people are often less prejudiced, another problem for the modern American conservative trying to fit in.

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