Friday, January 27, 2006

Freedom of Speech, If You Happen to Agree with Me

I saw this on Hannity and Colmes earlier in the week. Also Soundpolitics had a post on it. Now local columnist Robert L. Jamieson, hardly a crazed conservatives, criticizes the elite Lakeside School for disinviting conservative author Dinesh D'Souza because they were afraid students would be offended by being exposed to his viewpoint. Pretty sad for the alma mater of Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

Seattle's prestigious Lakeside School touts integrity, consideration and inclusion on its Web site.

These high-minded values are being tested at the private school that has produced great thinkers such as Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

Lakeside caved this month to political correctness, depriving students from hearing a viewpoint that would have sounded a different note on the progressive campus.