Left lacks grace, fosters bullies

When leftist acted as thugs and attacked the Minutemen speaking at Columbia University, I was reminded once again of the lefts aversion to free speech and freedom of assembly.

Democratic socialists mobocrats, thanks for the reminder.

Peggy Noonan

“Why do Americans on the left think only they have the right to dissent? … There’s a pattern here, isn’t there? It is not only about rage and resentment, and how some have come to see them as virtues, as an emblem of rightness.I feel so much, therefore my views are correct and must prevail. … What is most missing from the left in America is an element of grace–of civic grace, democratic grace, the kind that assumes disagreements are part of the fabric, but we can make the fabric hold together. The Democratic Party hasn’t had enough of this kind of thing since Bobby Kennedy died. What also seems missing is the courage to ask a question. Conservatives these days are asking themselves very many questions, but I wonder if the left could tolerate asking itself even a few. Such as: Why are we producing so many adherents who defy the old liberal virtues of free and open inquiry, free and open speech? Why are we producing so many bullies? And dim dullard ones, at that.”

Black Minuteman leader prepares to sue Columbia University

Harassed, taunted with ‘N-word’ during event quashed by protesters

October 13, 2006

An African-American member of the Minuteman Project who was harassed and taunted with the “N-word” during a speech at Columbia University has filed police reports as the first step in a lawsuit against the New York City institution.

As WorldNetDaily reported, angry protesters led by a radical open-borders group hurled racial insults and turned their backs on Marvin Stewart during an Oct. 4 speech hosted by the campus’s Young Republicans Club. Stewart was followed by Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist, who spoke for about seven minutes before the protesters violently stormed the stage, forcing an abrupt end to the event . . . [Click for more]

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