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Time for Moral Pushback

William Murchison, The American Spectator

We ought to remake the acquaintance of America’s free thought tradition. The time has come to begin belaboring our teaching institutions — schools, universities, legislative chambers, TV stations, newspapers, and magazines — over the ongoing lockdown among us of reasoning and reflection. Our political candidates in 2020 should insist loudly on hearings not just for approved ideas but also, hardly less important, for disapproved ideas, such as argument and debate as cognates of human well-being and freedom, and that same freedom as the explanation for our success as a nation.