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Weave77


MEMBER SINCE   January 01, 2015

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Comment 18 hours ago

Calpoppy:
I was asked after I had helped do some beta testing for the site. As a beta, I am a natural fit.

Comment 06 Jul 2020

As much we appreciate each of your profile pics, given their rather distracting size in this thread, I must recommend that you either not include them in Part 2 of the Mod Mailbag or edit them to appear slightly smaller.

Comment 06 Jul 2020

How can a charter bus be better sanitized than a charter plane?

It's not. Utilizing one and not the other doesn't make any sense to me either.

Comment 04 Jul 2020

Fun fact- the Cleveland Indians franchise had multiple names before it became known as the Indians.

  • Grand Rapids Rustlers - 1894 to 1900 (the team moved to Cleveland in 1900)
  • Cleveland Lake Shores - 1900 to 1901
  • Cleveland Bluebirds - 1901 to 1902 (often shortened to the Cleveland Blues)
  • Cleveland Broncos - 1902 to 1903
  • Cleveland Napoleons - 1903 to 1915 (named after their new star 2nd baseman, Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie, and usually shortened to the Cleveland Naps)
  • Cleveland Indians - 1915 to Present
Comment 28 Jun 2020

Note how the court specifically says "in schools and classrooms", meaning that out of school expression, especially during summer vacations, might still be a grey area.

And that is the area that I have a concern.

If the student in question had used racist slurs in a school setting, I would have zero problem with him being suspended or expelled for his words. But he didn’t- he did said/wrote them in a completely different setting that had zero association with his school. For a school to punish him in this situation would be a massive overreach of their granted authority, and, in my opinion, would have the potential to weaken 1st Amendment protections for all Americans.

Comment 28 Jun 2020

I posted a similar comment on the Kansas State boycott thread, and I feel that's applicable in this thread as well.

While I empathize with Evan Pryor and his fellow student-athletes in question, their demands are concerning to me.

Regardless of the details of this specific circumstance, it’s an incredibly slippery slope to allow public institutions to restrict the 1st Amendment rights of certain individuals based upon the demands of other individuals. 

Nobody in their right minds would mistake the ACLU for being a racist organization. So why have they, on multiple occasions, defended the KKK in court? Well, here is their statement on the matter:

“Defending the rights of groups that the government tries to censor because of their viewpoints is at the heart of what the First Amendment and the ACLU stand for, even when the viewpoints are not popular. If we don’t protect the free speech rights of all, we risk having the government arbitrarily decide what is, or is not, acceptable speech.”

Remember- once you start limiting free speech, it’s near impossible to put the genie back in the bottle. And all it takes then for any individual to be persecuted by the government (or a government institution) for their speech is a shift in opinion of those in power.

A slippery slope indeed.

Comment 28 Jun 2020

While I empathize with the student-athletes in question, as I believe that Mr. McNeil is indeed a racist individual trying to stir up trouble, their demands are concerning to me.

Regardless of the details of this specific circumstance, it’s an incredibly slippery slope to allow public institutions to arguably restrict 1st Amendment rights of certain individuals based upon the demands of other individuals. 

Nobody in their right minds would mistake the ACLU for being a racist organization. So why have they, on multiple occasions, defended the KKK in court? Well, let me tell you with their own words:

“Defending the rights of groups that the government tries to censor because of their viewpoints is at the heart of what the First Amendment and the ACLU stand for, even when the viewpoints are not popular. If we don’t protect the free speech rights of all, we risk having the government arbitrarily decide what is, or is not, acceptable speech.”

Remember- once you start limiting free speech, it’s near impossible to put the genie back in the bottle. And all it takes then for any individual to be persecuted by the government (or a government institution) for their speech is a shift in opinion of those in power.

A slippery slope indeed.