Google has been a symbol of sorts for the American way. We can still innovate. We can still make a profit and call it good. A couple of bright guys can work hard and build a successful company.
That adrenaline isn’t the result of dry, routine training in procedures. It results from a culture of fear and threat perception turned to aggressiveness, and use of firearms as a form of aggressive self-protection. It requires a lot of firm, even obstinate leadership in the other direction to change this culture, to turn police officers into public servants again.
We realize now how completely our relationship with police has flipped. Police used to put themselves in danger to protect us. Now they put us in danger to protect themselves.
Don’t think it can’t happen here. Rather, don’t think it can’t happen twice. I’m not thinking about a second civil …
I wonder what Ms. Nowacki thinks about her own pattern of thought, and of those who agree with her. When did free speech become a pretext for recruiting terrorists and racists?
Government does not undertake its projects in secret for your benefit. It acts in secret for its own benefit, to protect its own power and privileges, and to commit crimes too serious and brazen to commit in the open.
The law does not care to prevent speech merely because it sounds hateful. That is why activists – whether on campus or in the mayor’s office – want to act against disfavored speech outside the law. They cannot shut it down any other way.
Now imagine how their work would proceed if the FAA existed to regulate flight, where Wilbur and Orville had to have their design approved before they could build the airplane, have the plane inspected after they built it, then qualify as licensed pilots before they could fly their invention.
This FBI Director has sought for years to jail me on account of my political activities. If I can oppose …
These are people who seem to have read Kafka in the third grade. They arrest school children if students inadvertently bring something to school that some hidden official decided they shouldn’t have. Because those children threaten everyone.
Good for you, United: you’ve shown the world what the friendly skies are really like. Next time I board one of your flights, I’ll bring a bodyguard.
What is the alternative? To go the way of Middlebury College, an institution that used to stand for academic integrity.