Tag Archives: Illiberal Reaction

Trump – Equal and Opposite Reactions

So Donald Trump showed up in Chicago last week, where his rally was “shut down” (also this source and this) by the vociferous clamor of protestors.   Is this America or George Orwell’s 1984? Either we all have free speech, … Continue reading

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Women-Only Homeless Shelters: The False Promise of Identity Politics

Today’s case study in illiberal outrage comes from a news story (also this source, and this one) about a small-town homeless shelter in Eastern Kentucky that decided to stop accepting women. Progressives are, of course, disgusted. How could a homeless … Continue reading

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Justice Scalia and Affirmative Action – A Case Study in Illiberal Outrage

When it takes a conservative Supreme Court justice to ask the questions that true liberals ought to be asking themselves, then you know something has gone horribly wrong. Sometimes in life, we let our good intentions get in the way … Continue reading

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Safe Campus Act – The Irony of “Liberals” opposing Due Process

One piece of current legislation going through Congress is the Safe Campus Act (congressional record here). The point of the legislation is to provide meaningful due process protections for both the accused and the accuser. Sexual assault is a serious … Continue reading

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Transgenderism – Violating Privacy Rights is NOT a Liberal Position

It is interesting in this era of gender fluidity, that the traditional liberal ideal of individuality is under siege from the most ironic of directions. Individualism, and the right to one’s own body, self-determination, and privacy stand at the core … Continue reading

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The Laquan McDonald Case is NOT a Liberal Reaction

One of the more interesting recent cases of illiberals at work has been the reaction to the Laquan McDonald police shooting in Chicago. I happen to live in Chicago, and nothing like watching the fury of misguided progressives up close … Continue reading

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