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The left’s shock troops of tolerance

From WND

Exclusive: Jerry Newcombe notes liberals’ ‘Free speech for me, but not for thee’ principle

By Jerry Newcombe  |   15 March 2016

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There’s an old fable that the pastor Dr. D. James Kennedy used to tell. On Monday morning, the janitor found the preacher’s notes. It said in the margin at one spot – in a handwritten note: “Argument weak – pound pulpit here!”

And so it is that many times weak arguments must be bolstered with emphatic shout downs.

How many times do we read of conservatives speaking at college campuses, only to be shouted down by protesters? In some cases the conservative is not even able to deliver his speech.

If ideas are so good, then they should be allowed to be heard in the marketplace of ideas. While conservatives get accused of censorship, it seems to me that in our day the liberals and what I call “the shock troops of tolerance” are the real censors.

Over the weekend, presidential candidate Donald Trump canceled a rally in Chicago because of a real threat of violence. Feel free to disagree with The Donald. But engage in violence because you disagree with him? That’s beyond the pale.

Writing for the Washington Times (March 13), Kelly Riddell notes, “Moveon.Org is conducting fundraising activities from the Chicago protests against Donald Trump that prompted the Republican presidential front-runner to cancel a rally there Friday, and promises that more disruptions are on the way.”

How long can society remain free with such bare-knuckle tactics – where “might makes right”? Look at what is happening:

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One response to “The left’s shock troops of tolerance

  1. mathesisuniversalis 2016-03-16 at 10:05 am

    Reblogged this on L'horreur islamique à l'âge des ténèbres ن.

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