The Zimmer letter is a shot heard round the world. It is an Emperor has no clothes story all over again. The statement he made is pedestrian however, the political correctness Elite have so dominated the University campuses that anyone that advances a radical idea – such as a particular political candidate is wrong = is pilloried. Independent thought is prohibited.
I sent out today the following message. This situation here in Illinois has reached critical mass. The Lanre Amu case sticks in my craw as I might have been susceptible to the propaganda and lies that were promulgated by Jerome Larkin. Worse yet – all the organizations that should have had kittens not only were silent but were obstructionist.
The American principle of FREE SPEECH embodied in the FIRST AMENDMENT and ARTICLE 1 OF THE ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION OF 1970 is not dead. Amazingly in an era in which one of the major political candidates for President has advocated amending the First Amendment to advance parochial agenda, and a Lawyer exposing judicial corruption is equated to yelling fire in a crowded theater – with full approval of the Supreme Court of the Illinois and no protest from the American Bar Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, or any other professional or civil rights organization Chancellor Zimmer of the University of Chicago had the temerity and courage to write:
Free speech is the basis of a true education
Even more surprising Chancellor Zimmer was not publicly castigated by the mainstream media, the Political and Judicial Establishment or either the Presidential candidates. The WSJ analysis of the event is:
The Chicago School of Free Speech
Of course everyone knows how radical the University of Chicago is and how they were in the forefront of one revolutionary concept after another. The University’s School of Business is a notable example.
The world was not born 8 years ago, and most of us did not just fall off the turnip truck. Zimmer’s revolution is also not new – what is new is the fact that so many of us and the rest of the citizenry have been so lax in allowing others to defend OUR rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America and the State Constitution. When Jerome Larkin wrote the Illinois Supreme Court that JoAnne Denison’s blog exposing the grossest and most venal corruption in the Circuit Court of Cook County (and elsewhere) was akin to yelling Fire in a Crowded theater few of us raised a hue and cry demanding that Mr. Larkin be pilloried for his ISIL assault on the most precious of America’s core values. The American Bar Association carried the story and demonstrated its distain for the RULE OF LAW when it censored the stream of comments abhorring Larkin’s and the Illinois Supreme Court’s demonstration of disrespect. The loud silence of the 2ndoldest profession, civil rights organizations, political leaders et al was an American nadir.
Unfortunately, as college campuses followed their National Socialist policy of political correction applauded by the Political and Judicial Establishment, few voices were heard in protest. The cancer grew like Topsy and it was not long before silent efforts to limit opposition speech were being echoed as policy. Mr. Larkin and the Illinois Lawyer Disciplinary Commission (IARDC) in the JoAnne Denison case and others had the temerity to actually fabricate opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States. For instance, in the Alvarez case (wherein the defendant claimed to be a Medal of Honor recipient when in fact he was not) Larkin resurrected a rejected argument and represented that it was the Rule of Law in the case. In the Sawyer case he just purged the last paragraph of the decision so as to misrepresent the holding. The Supreme Court of Illinois abdicated its position and rubber stamped Larkin’s misrepresentations and aided and abetted him in the ‘cover up’ of Judicial corruption. In the Amu case, even though Crain’s Chicago Business made the very same averments concerning corruption by Judge Egan, Amu was stamped as a ‘liar’ and disciplined for practicing law while Black. Of course, political correctness advanced along racial lines to punish the appearance of not being a good Nazi! Civil Rights icon Diane Nash was actually denied entry into the public hearing room in which a Kangaroo proceeding against JoAnne Denison was being held. Ms. Nash’s crime – supporting Ms. Denison’s right to expose Judicial Corruption of a Judge who subsequently committed perjury and a judge who admitted on page 91 of her evidence deposition to being ‘wired’ (fixed etc.).
Today’s action by Chancellor Zimmer in a perfect world would be footnote; however in today’s climate in which so many of our political and judicial elite lack a moral compass – it is a screaming headline. It is also a call to arms! It is time for each of us to pick up our computer keyboard, smart phone, or whatever and demand that the POLITICAL and JUDICIAL elite be governed by the very same laws and principles are YOU and ME. This means we all against the proposition of today’s political and judicial elite that RIGHT is LEFT, UP is DOWN, TRUTH is FICTION. It means that the miscreants both Rich and powerful as well as Meek are all subject to HONEST LAW ENFORCEMENT and the Elder Cleansing conspiracy has to not only account for the thefts from Medicare, the Insurance companies, and the victims of Elder Cleansing. It means that the Elder Cleansing miscreants pay the taxes interest and penalties on the money and benefits that they obtained from their breaches of the fiduciary and public trust that they voluntarily assumed.