State Representative Mary Flowers (D-Chicago) has filed a jaw-dropping bill , HB 80, that doesn’t propose merely “standards” or “guidelines” or even a type of curricula. Oh no, Flowers is going for the whole enchilada. If passed, her bill would mandate the teaching of specific books on race and feminism: 20 non-fiction books and 9 fiction. Every book is written by a leftist. There is not one book in Flowers’ list by either a person of color or a colorless person who criticizes or dissents from leftist assumptions on race or feminism.
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Many years ago, I witnessed what happens when people who prevent others from speaking are not dealt with promptly.
During a “Firing Line” taping with William F. Buckley at Bard College in New York State on the topic of “Resolved: The ACLU is full of baloney” (the short answer is “yes”), two female activists stood up and started chanting “women of color have no voice.”
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The snowflake metaphor for Millennials who quash speech that they don’t like seems particularly inapt. These petulant ruffians are more like jackhammers.
Snowflakes are delicate, complex, singular, ineffably beautiful and naturally occurring. They fall from the sky through no human interventio