Monday, October 14, 2013

Further responses to shutdown/civility blog of 10/2/13

My blog on the shutdown and civil speech has generated a number of interesting responses from different perspectives. This article was sent to me today; it raises the issues of communication and the ability or inability to hear opposing positions. It is from a columnist with definite political positions - can you consider what he has to say despite your agreement or disagreement with his political position?.


A ‘Wonderland’ moment for the court

“ ‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ ”


"Yes, in Tuesday’s Through-the-Looking- Glass moment, the court will be urged to declare that Michigan’s ban on unequal treatment violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal-protection clause. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit — divided 8 to 7, with five dissents — has said just that, citing what is called the political-restructuring doctrine. "......

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