A Forum for Vigorous Debate, Cornerstone of Democracy

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A FORUM FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND VIGOROUS DEBATE, CORNERSTONES OF DEMOCRACY
[For the journal (guidelines, focus, etc.), go to www.theamericandissident.org ].
Encouraged censorship and self-censorship seem to have become popular in America today. Those who censor others, not just self, tend to favor the term "moderate," as opposed to "censor" and "moderation" to "censorship." But that doesn't change what they do. They still act as Little Caesars or Big Brother protectors of the thin-skinned. Democracy, however, demands a tough populace, not so easily offended. On this blog, and to buck the trend of censorship, banning, and ostracizing, comments are NEVER "moderated." Rarely (almost NEVER) do the targets of these blog entries respond in an effort to defend themselves with cogent counter-argumentation. This blog is testimony to how little academics, poets, critics, newspaper editors, cartoonists, political hacks, cultural council apparatchiks, librarians et al appreciate VIGOROUS DEBATE, cornerstone of democracy. Clearly, far too many of them could likely prosper just fine in places like communist China and Cuba or Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Russia.

More P. Maudit cartoons (and essays) at Global Free Press: http://www.globalfreepress.org

Friday, July 26, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Amy Martin


 

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From: todslone@hotmail.com
To: michaelrkingjr@gmail.com; opinionumdbk@gmail.com
CC: jmcshay@umd.edu; bdula@umd.edu; mica-contact@umd.edu; brimhall@umd.edu; amartin5@umd.edu
Subject: Univ. of Maryland's Language Control Campaign
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:22:32 -0400

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To  Mike King, Ed. In Chief, and Maria Romas and Nadav Karasov, Opinion Editors, The Diamondback:  Univ of Maryland’s Independent Student Newspaper: 
Since it is likely those engaged in the multiculti-diversity indoctrination scheme at Univ. of Maryland do not believe in vigorous debate and freedom of speech, democracy’s very cornerstones, I write directly to you, student editors.  Please examine the critical cartoon regarding University of Maryland’s Inclusive Language Campaign posted here:  http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=239569862679528067#editor/target=post;postID=7599339213322549347;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=0;src=link.  In fact, might you be sufficiently independent from the chief indoctrinators to actually publish it in your newspaper?  If so, please let me know.  In fact, why won’t the University of Maryland subscribe to The American Dissident, which offers a point of view contrary to that pushed by its Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy. 
Thank you for your attention.
 

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UNsurprisingly, no response was ever received.