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Political correctness is one of the engines of nannyism. Allowing and even encouraging offensive ideas is vital for the intellectually health of a free society.


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A true fascist is anyone who wants to take away my air conditioning or force me to ride a bike.



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Throughout the Old Testament, God warns his chosen people about the perils of assimilation, shiksappeal and false gods.



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Common Core, the initiative that claims to more accurately measure K-12 student knowledge in English and math, also encourages children to step up their "critical thinking."



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In summation, like your beloved pet rock, Twitter is useful only in your imagination.



The realization that you can't predict the future -- and mold it -- could only come as a shock to an academic.

The realization that you can't predict the future -- and mold it -- could only come as a shock to an academic.



Are you sick and tired of these moralizing moralizers imposing their morality on the rest of us? I know I am.

Are you sick and tired of these moralizing moralizers imposing their morality on the rest of us? I know I am.



Washington has a mysterious power to turn perfectly reasonable, wholesome, well-meaning human beings into equivocating crooked gasbags.

Washington has a mysterious power to turn perfectly reasonable, wholesome, well-meaning human beings into equivocating crooked gasbags.



The Founding Fathers worried that some common impulse of passion might lead many to subvert the rights of the few. It's a rational fear, one that is played out endlessly.

The Founding Fathers worried that some common impulse of passion might lead many to subvert the rights of the few. It's a rational fear, one that is played out endlessly.



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Most nanny-state initiatives begin on a local level.





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Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.

Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.



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Whenever you're aggressive, you're at the edge of mistakes.



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During misfortunes, nothing aggravates our condition more, than to be esteemed deserving of them.




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