Today’s Intemperate Thoughts

“Any president who doesn’t begin every day on his knees isn’t fit to be commander-in-chief of this nation.” Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz

Hey Ted: but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States. – Article VI, Paragraph 3

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Aye! ht/t The Lonely Libertarian

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The Missouri University Police Department (MUPD) sent an email to students Tuesday morning urging them to call them and report any hurtful speech they encounter on the campus. h/t Son of Liberty

No “safe space” for intellectual diversity……

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Finally, Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps….you don’t look a day over 200.

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6 thoughts on “Today’s Intemperate Thoughts

  1. I am surprised by how little traction this Missouri University thing is getting. The left has been waging lawfare for years. The deprivation of rights under color of law is a felony. This is a chance to give the left a taste of its own medicine.

    Reporting on and penalizing people for political differences, especially when the “crime” requires no proof of guilt, is how state persecution of the Jews in Germany started.

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  2. In Cruz’s defense, that is campaign rhetoric, not a statement of legal/constitutional fact.

    Many presidents, including Lincoln shared that opinion.

    To secularize it, I would say anyone who does not feel humbled by the awesome task of being president doesn’t belong there.

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    • Quite true, but I generally don’t give campaign rhetoric a pass. I don’t typically hypothesize like this, but one could only guess at the outrage were someone to say that a person who believes that a divine rapture and end of times is imminent….is not fit to lead this nation.

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  3. We are doing these students no favors by shielding their minds from unpleasant thoughts and words. It’s a tough and often nuanced world out there and the sooner that they can deal with it the better.

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    • They are shielding themselves. Certainly they were indoctrinated by individual demagogues (today we call them “teachers” and “professors”) but they are seeking the superficial comfort of groupthink and shouting down anyone that speaks the truth, rather than taking into considering the possibility that those dissenters are right.

      It is up to them to be their own “Tenth Man.” Few of them will and most will be in for a rude awakening in the real world.

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