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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Another Loss for Liberals

There has been talk in the news about universities around the country complaining that allowing military recruiters on campus as a condition for receiving federal funding is unconstitutional. The contention of law professors (liberal academics?) was that they disagreed with the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and were therefore having their first amendment rights of free speech violated. Luckily, the supreme court saw straight through this obvious military-hating crap and disagreed with these professors 8-0 (Alito didn't vote).

So illegal abortions in SD, and military recruiters doing their thing in broad daylight on campuses? What is this country coming to?! I would say it's erasing 40 years of wrong-headed ideologies. It's not much, but it's a start. Dean Polsby's comment to PowerLine sums it up nicely.

This is really a stinging rebuke, not only to FAIR but to an entire industry that has become complacent and self-indulgent. Many law professors really do believe, with the late Justice Brennan, that their own strongly-held policy preferences are all encoded somehow in the Constitution. This is a timely reminder that it just isn’t so.

Though he's talking about activist law professors, the quote can easily apply to liberal dogma as well because the lines between the two are quite blurry.