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Dershowitz on campus protests: "You can't have 'free speech for me but not for thee,' which is the way many Berkeley professors and students want it."

Political Editors · Sep. 15, 2017

Insight: “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” —Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

Upright: “[Leftist protesters] don’t wanna hear an alternative point of view on American university campuses, and they’re prepared to use violence to stop this from happening. They are gonna start protesting teachers. This is really going to spread. This is a very serious problem and it has to be stopped now at Berkeley, the home of the free speech movement. You can’t have ‘free speech for me but not for thee,’ which is the way many Berkeley professors and students want it.” —Alan Dershowitz

For the record: “The major media outlets, the Clinton campaign and the liberal punditry all got what they wanted: Trump. The problem was they also got Clinton. The media did cover the FBI investigation into Clinton’s emails and server. ‘It was a dumb mistake,’ Clinton now says. ‘I think it was a dumber scandal, but it hurt.’ This kind of attitude speaks to the entitlement she carried around with her.” —David Harsanyi

Dezinformatsiya: “[Government health care] works well in the UK or France or Canada or other countries. You get sick, you don’t have to worry about health insurance. You go to the doctor, you go to the doctor of your choice and you get treated. If it works well in all these other major industrialized countries, why wouldn’t it work well here?” —CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

Hindsight isn’t always 20/20: “If we expanded Medicaid [to] everybody … we would be spending such an astronomical sum of money that, you know, we would bankrupt the nation.” —Bernie Sanders in 1987

Good luck with that: “I think it [the Electoral College] needs to be eliminated. I’d like to see us move beyond it.” —Hillary Clinton

Delusions of grandeur: “I will say no.” —Hillary Clinton when asked, “Did you make enough mistakes yourself to lose the election?”

And last… “If Hillary Clinton was such a strong woman … why is she playing the victim?” —Tucker Carlson

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