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Truth and the ‘Swaddled Generation’

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Washington Post opinion writer Kathleen Parker recently coined the term “Swaddled Generation” when discussing the modern liberal’s absurd obsession with silencing dissenting voices in the name of protecting fragile minds. She wrote:

It seems that mostly conservative sites and writers are concerned with the increasingly draconian suppression of free speech on college campuses. But then, it is mostly conservative writers and speakers who are treated as though they’re bringing the Ebola virus rather than contrarian ideas to the sensitive ears of what we may as well name the “Swaddled Generation.”

Parker was making reference to the numerous incidents we have seen of conservative voices being shut down because of their opinions on a variety of topics. She mentions the silencing of Christina Hoff Sommers of the American Enterprise Institute for daring to challenge the “feminist code.” She mentions former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice who had to withdraw from delivering the commencement speech at Rutgers University after heavy protests. Also, she recounts Brandeis University shamefully canceling its tribute to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the heroic woman who has lifted her voice to denounce the abuse of women within Islam.

Read the rest of this column as featured on American Thinker.