Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Speech

I am troubled by the UNM Medical School forcing a student to recant some stupid remarks he made on Facebook.  They were really stupid remarks actually, but he has a right to make them.  In fact, those remarks about ProChoice people being worse than Nazis should follow him throughout his career, should he ever become a Doctor.

Many left of center pols in this country, of which I am a member, has gotten into an uncomfortable habit of stifling free speech.  They cause cancellation of campus speeches and try to stop anyone from being heard if they disagree with them.  They seem to think that everyone can't figure out for themselves whether to believe some idiot who is spewing nonsense.  Sure, some people are intellectual zombies and will be suckered, but they  have always been around as a percentage of the population.  Think Tea Party Trumpers here.

I let most people who comment on my little blog post regularly, but some I don't and that  is because they seem to add nothing that forwards a discussion.  They seem to thrive on hatred and profanity.   

6 comments:

Michelle Meaders said...

Yes, it sounds like a free speech issue to me, too. Now that he is suing them, I wonder if he has talked to the ACLU. They might help him, even though they disagree with his sentiments.

I hope he doesn't go into Obstetrics or Family Practice, but those ideas shouldn't be a handicap in any other specialty.

Anonymous said...

yeah, and Doctors can be complete assholes too.

Anonymous said...

Your troubled by the remarks, you say its his first amendment right for him to make them, but yet you feel the remarks should follow him the rest of his life? REALLY? Your not allowing much room to allow a person to evolve, change their minds and maybe even learn from mistakes. Even if he doesn't change his mind, he should not be denied the opportunity to become a Dr because he just may become a fine Dr. and save a few lives.

Anonymous said...

This guy shows little of the demeanor required of a Doc. Can he change, maybe, but I would want my family seeking a different practitioner just to be safe from a right wing fundamentalist. And with the internet this will follow him forever anyway.

Anonymous said...

My doctor sucks. Every year he puts his finger up my butt, I hate that guy. He needs to cut his nails too.

Donald F Schiff said...

"Damn it, Jim! I'm a doctor, not a politician!"