The maniacal, despotic tyranny of political correctness has suffered a judicial flogging by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. On July 6, it ruled in favor of Professor John McAdams and against the University of Marquette.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
We have Christmas in July, and the present is the preservation of free speech. In November 2014, Marquette summarily fired McAdams for defending a student in an ethics class taught by Cheryl Abbate. Professor Abbate had informed said student that opinions against same-sex marriages would not be tolerated. The inquisition of political correctness has its Torquemadas ever ready to punish the heretic. But McAdams has been an uncompromisingly principled defender of our constitutional civil liberties.
How exhilarating to have our state supreme court rule in his favor! The supreme court has remanded the case to a lower court, which has ruled that Marquette immediately reinstate McAdams with unimpaired rank, tenure, compensation and benefits. This overwhelming vindication of an individual willing to oppose the jabberwocky of political correctness and an established monolith (the Catholic church) is rare indeed. So Merry Christmas! The recent decisions of our state courts are a blessed gift for all who treasure their civil liberties.
HESPERUS L. SPOONER