February 19, 2009

'Nation of Cowards'

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks.

Well, after that, I wait for Elder to crack down on unnecessary speech codes that stifle legitimate free expression in the academy and workplace. I wait for him to crack down on spurious litigation about 'hostile work environments' and the like. I expect to be waiting a long time.

To be fair, a passage in Obama's Inaugural Address--
We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve...
--speaks to my sense of American exceptionalism: that the US has the opportunity to become the template for an advanced post-tribal society. The opportunity...

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