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Offline kathyp

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bill, ann, and canada
« on: March 24, 2010, 09:44:33 PM »
i was listening to bill O'.  that was an accident, but it turned out to be interesting.  he was talking to a canadian educator about ann coulters adventures on a canadian college campus.  i don't know the whole story, but apparently coulter went to canada to speak at a college campus and was kept from doing it.  the circumstances don't really matter, but what the "educator" said was enlightening.

she said that ann was not welcome on college campus in canada because she comes close to "hate speech".  because canadas schools are publicly funded (government), they could control the kind of speaker allowed.  

i don't care where ann speaks and i don't care what canada does.  i would be interested to know which left wing american speakers have been welcomed into their schools.  i assume that ann was invited, so someone must have wanted to hear what she had to say.

i only note this as a cautionary tale as there is a movement here to make college education free (government run).  government run = government controlled = control of the information.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called the government. They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville