By L&T Managing Editor Larry Phillips
One would think being a hypocrite, expecially in public pronouncements, would be shameful.
Not so with those on the far left. They actually brag about being hypocrites when it comes to protecting their agenda.
Let’s look at some of the hypocrisy from the left that has spewed out about the statements made last week by University of Kansas Associate Professor David Guth.
For the record, here is what Guth tweeted to the world shortly after a gunman’s rampage at the Naval Yard in Washington D.C. left 13 dead:
“The blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God damn you.”
KU placed Guth on paid administrative leave on Friday pending an investigation.
Here is a typical nonsensical statement made by a man who teaches employment law at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. – Mike Selmi:
“It’s a complicated area, and the law is evolving somewhat,” he said. “Generally, under the current law, if the public employee is speaking as part of their official duties, then their speech is not protected. If it’s outside of his official duties, then there is a level of protection the Supreme Court has found, and you, basically, balance the individual’s right to speak out on matters of public importance ... against the effect it has on the employer, including the workplace.”
Seems he’s saying it’s OK for Guth to incite murdering NRA members’ children, if it’s “the individual’s right to speak out on matters of public importance.”
Who decides what are “matters of public importance?”
The far left loons or neo-conservative Nazis?
Here is some of the hate vile coming from the far left in the form of Michael Caddell, who portends to speak for Democrats in Kansas through Radio Free Kansas. He e-mailed this out to the world Tuesday:
“KU Professor David Guth is the latest to be smeared by our noble leaders from their high offices in the Topeka statehouse. (Guth) riled up, in less than 140 characters, a single twitter, a whole chorus of s - - t vomit hurlers in unison toward the state Board of Regents. A few of the Regents are s - - t vomit throwers too, having been recently appointed by Lord High Gov. Sam Brownback…”
Very professional and civil defense of Guth, don’t you think?
Try this one.
Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and Western Missouri Gary Brunk said he didn’t care for Guth’s statement, but claimed it was protected speech.
“I think what the university has done is appalling,” Brunk said. “It’s one thing to do something that’s a clear threat to another person, but he just expressed an opinion.”
Is that so?
Let’s look at it another way Brunk, what if we replaced just a few words in that “opinion?”
What if Guth tweeted, “The blood is on the hands of #President Obama. Next time, let it be YOUR daughters. Shame on you. May God damn you?”
Does Brunk truthfully think he could protect Guth from the Secret Service, the FBI and the U.S. Marshall’s Office?
Of course not, Guth’s butt would be thrown in the slammer so fast it would make his head spin – “Terrorist threats against the President of the United States and his family.”
What if Guth tweeted, “The blood is on the hands of #America’s blacks. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God damn you?”
Wouldn’t people call that prejudice?
Why is it not prejudice to incite murder of NRA members’ children? Attacking a whole class of lawful gun owners with hate speech isn’t prejudice?
Prejudice is prejudice folks, you can’t have it both ways.
But then again, hypocrisy is in fashion with the far left, and they try their best to outdo each other on a daily basis and brag about it.
“I can be a bigger hypocrite than you.”
“Oh no you can’t.”
“Oh yes I can.”
Ad nauseum, ad nauseum.
The banality of it is tiresome.