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    UH faculty suggest steering clear of some topics if students armed

    Wow. The actions of a paranoid faculty are automatically labeling campus carry as unstable angry people ready to shoot. Now the professors are told to steer of angry topics and controversial curriculum. Is Huston a liberal city or is Texas.

    http://www.chron.com/local/education...as-6849002.php

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    If one is teaching something that make's your students angry enough to shoot you, one most likely should not be teaching it any ways.
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    Texas is WAY more liberal than they want you to believe. They have their stellar standout exceptions, of course.

    Combine that with the fact that university faculty are the more liberal of any state's population, and well, it's no Berkeley, but some of them probably wish it was.

    Combine that also with the fact that the liberal media is going to favor their side and give them and their idiocies more attention and make it seem more normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    Texas is WAY more liberal than they want you to believe...
    I'm not sure that expression quite fits. We aren't plotting to secretly be more liberal than we appear... The truth is that we have way more liberals than we want to have. We know it, but I guess many in other places aren't aware of our predicament due to Texas' reputation. Many, many people in Texas really just want to be left the hell alone, and also would really rather just leave other people alone as well. OTOH I think liberals like being left alone, but it seems they can't quite get the concept of leaving others alone. Or maybe not, but sometimes that's how it seems to me.

    On the OP - yeah, really dumb, yet also unsurprising. Liberals seem to have a flair for the dramatic, and wild imaginations.
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    Hmmm - do they limit/restrict or worry 'bout students with knives, belts, things with gasoline in them? Do they have classrooms or offices above the first floor?

    Its a shame to waste paranoia on just one tool or circumstance when there are sooo many other options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Hmmm - do they limit/restrict or worry 'bout students with knives, belts, things with gasoline in them? Do they have classrooms or offices above the first floor?

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    Ahem, does that fit their narrative?

    Well, then... No need to abandon rationality for those concerns.
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    Originally Posted by Grapeshot

    Hmmm - do they limit/restrict or worry 'bout students with knives, belts, things with gasoline in them? Do they have classrooms or offices above the first floor?
    Quote Originally Posted by stealthyeliminator View Post
    Ahem, does that fit their narrative?

    Well, then... No need to abandon rationality for those concerns.
    I think it speaks volumes of their agenda - to demonize those who have tools to provide for their self-defense.

    Most schools do not allow carry w/o a permit and permit holders have been shown to commit less crime and have less collateral damage than LEOs (no cite provided). Rationally, it seems to me that legally armed people would be a benefit wherever they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    I think it speaks volumes of their agenda - to demonize those who have tools to provide for their self-defense.

    Most schools do not allow carry w/o a permit and permit holders have been shown to commit less crime and have less collateral damage than LEOs (no cite provided). Rationally, it seems to me that legally armed people would be a benefit wherever they are.
    Yep I agree completely

    Hopefully we Texans can continue to gain sanity ground next legislative session on both reducing or eliminating licensing requirements and costs, as well as ground on students being able to be better prepared to defend themselves on campuses.

    Thankfully, it seems that things like the story in the OP do not deter or discourage me. At least not anymore. Hopefully more and more people who believe in our rights feel the same.
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    It seems to me that if these State Indoctrination Facilities were more involved with teaching one HOW to think instead of WHAT to think... all this paranoia would just go away!--- just like all that "blood in the streets" for allowing law abiding persons to exercise a Constitutionally protected right or two!
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    If this encourages them to teach facts and figures vs. what they think about the facts and figures, then let them rant and rave. Or, they can move to California and be relieved of the burden of being exposed to liberty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeSparky View Post
    It seems to me that if these State Indoctrination Facilities were more involved with teaching one HOW to think instead of WHAT to think... all this paranoia would just go away!--- just like all that "blood in the streets" for allowing law abiding persons to exercise a Constitutionally protected right or two!
    You mean like global warming is 'real'. Yeah. gun totter equates to a violent individual. Radical earth worshiper environmentalist e mailing death threats equates to a benevolent individual.

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    “An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.”

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    Gun control isn't about the gun at all.... for those who want gun control it is all about their own fragile egos, their own lack of self esteem, their own inner fears, and most importantly... their own desire to dominate others. And an openly carried gun is a slap in the face to all of those things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikenut View Post
    “An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.”

    Robert A. Heinlein
    NAA! I got one of those, a Sidewinder (1.5" barrel), .22mag, loaded with snake shot when checking machinery in the mornings back on the farm.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

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    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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    These academic mushroom munchers in Texas have until August 2016 to grasp the fact that THEY WILL NOT HAVE ANYWAY OF KNOWING ...because it is none of their business.
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