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Category: Free speech

Sunday links

  • To no one’s surprise, Bloomberg’s anti-freedom efforts are top-down, autocratic, and authoritarian. So writes a disgruntled volunteer. Such has always been the case with anti-gun organizations. Bloomberg just makes it personal.
  • You’ve probably seen the story of the Utah nurse arrested for doing her job (and upholding a Supreme Court decision that every cop knows). But she is so good and the thugs so bad that I’d be remiss not to post this. I hope every cop involved gets fired. I hope the nurse gets a bonus.
  • Oh Brad, you are so right. In the tech world “1984” has morphed into 1984.… 15 Comments
  • Friday links

  • This cop just loves him some tasers — as he’s shown again and again. Yeah, and that family loved their young son and brother, too. (I hope they end up owning you, Officer Pig.)
  • Well, guess what? The Evergreen State College suffers “the Mizzou effect” after that flap where racist students tried to force white people off the campus.
  • And it’s too bad that this ringing endorsement of thinking for yourself has to come from professors who were targets of the same kind of vile groupthinking wrath. (H/T PT)… 11 Comments
  • Well, that was quick

    When Internet companies began banning “hate” and bouncing white supremacists from their services, we cried in alarm that what could be done to them could be done to us — to libertarians, to gun-rights activists, to defenders of the Bill of Rights, to anyone whose opinions some Silicon Valley hotshot decided to hate today. But I think we at least expected there’d be a fairly long slippery slope and that we weren’t even actually on the edge of that slope yet. But no. It has already begun. Brad R., who’s been as much on top of this issue as anyone…

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    Sunday-Monday links

    Good advice from Brad R.: how to keep your libertarian website alive in the face of arbitrary decisions by domain registrars, cloud services, Google, and other “providers” who may not like your views. Poll (take it FWIW) says a majority of Americans, and even a plurality of black Americans, don’t want those Confederate statues torn down. Others, OTOH, want to begin with Lincoln, then tear down every monument to anyone who ever owned a slave. Bye-bye Washington and Jefferson. Bye-bye signers of the nation’s founding documents. Welcome to un-personhood. (Going to be quite interesting when that state at the top…

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