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How liberals squelch
opposing points of view

Philadelphia Daily News, by Stu Bykofsky

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Posted By:Calvinesq, 1/11/2017 11:22:17 AM

Journalist and TV pundit Kirsten Powers has a problem with her own people — liberals. The liberal columnist for USA Today doesn´t have a problem with all liberals, just the subset she defines as the "illiberal left." As political discourse has become more coarse, she sees growing danger. In her recent book, The Silencing, she argues some on her side want no part of fair debate and are taking an axe to free speech. The "illiberal left," she writes, "act in direct contradiction to the fundamental liberal values of free speech, debate and dissent" and "adopt tactics they claim to

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The religion of liberalism does not allow dissent. This article shows a number of examples of how liberals seek to enforce their religion -- The Amish would call it "shunning."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rinohunter, 1/11/2017 11:44:42 AM     (No. 11104231)

Kirsten Powers needs to switch sides. She´s fairly bright, articulate and nice to look at. Sometimes I wonder if she´s just playing the liberal for the fun of it. For some reason there´s a part of me that believes that she doesn´t believe the things she herself is saying/supporting (re: the idiocies of the left).

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/11/2017 11:45:12 AM     (No. 11104235)

Kirsten claims that conservatives want to do the same thing but are just too stupid to get it done.

Mind readers, every one of them.

...only the ´bad´ liberals do bad stuff.

....and only the ´bad´ jihadis are killers.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/11/2017 11:50:44 AM     (No. 11104244)

When liberals hear something they don´t like and typically are incapable of any opposing argument, they immediately go to name-calling--- Nazi, fascist, homophobe, racist, sexist. It´s their default position. Whatever name is used, it signals end of discussion, end of argument. You are a Nazi, fascist, homophobe, racist, sexist and your arugument is thereby dismissed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 1976Ag, 1/11/2017 12:18:10 PM     (No. 11104281)

She´s just now figuring that out???

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Clinger, 1/11/2017 12:56:43 PM     (No. 11104338)

Rules for radicals, read it and understand your enemy. Make no mistake they are enemies because they decided to be. Not enough of the rest of us have figured that out. I applaud Kristen for noticing something is awry, and shouldn’t be too disappointed she doesn’t quite seem to grasp that they intend to eliminate us not simply silence us.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: thomthomp, 1/11/2017 12:59:12 PM     (No. 11104342)

Concur with #1. Also Julie Roginsky - both to smart to believe the stuff they support.

Part of the disconnect is that self-described "liberals" aren´t that at all. They are statists in disguise. They hijacked the term "liberal" when people caught on to what "socialist", "progressive" and "communist" meant.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: thomthomp, 1/11/2017 12:59:53 PM     (No. 11104343)

"too" smart

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