Friday, March 25, 2005

The hand which guides

Capitol bill aims to control ‘leftist’ profs

But Baxley brushed off Gelber’s concerns. “Freedom is a dangerous thing, and you might be exposed to things you don’t want to hear,” he said. “Being a businessman, I found out you can be sued for anything. Besides, if students are being persecuted and ridiculed for their beliefs, I think they should be given standing to sue.”

During the committee hearing, Baxley cast opposition to his bill as “leftists” struggling against “mainstream society.”

“The critics ridicule me for daring to stand up for students and faculty,” he said, adding that he was called a McCarthyist.

Baxley later said he had a list of students....

Wicked irony (alright, alright, so his list is of those who are allegedly being persecuted, now. A reverse McCarthyism).

As far as I can tell, this Bill will allow idiots to sue Universities for attempting to provide them with the skills to question and attain knowledge.