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Banned! Taken Down! Deplatformed!

The suppression of dissenting voices works to undermine freedom and human flourishing. We’re building the Dissenting Voices platform because whenever, wherever freedom is diminished, so too is the hope of human flourishing. Today that freedom is being impacted by the aggressive suppression of independent voices—the voices of people who dare to think for themselves, to ask penetrating questions, to actually apply critical thinking to the world’s problems. Continue reading Banned! Taken Down! Deplatformed!

The Age of the Creatively Maladjusted

One of our most cherished freedoms is the freedom of opinion—and the right to express it. It is our great equalizer. Lately, however, that freedom has been challenged by a small number of people who have decided that their opinion is more equal than others. And they’ve managed to indoctrinate—or at least intimidate—a sufficient number of people that they’ve tacitly accepted it. If you can … Continue reading The Age of the Creatively Maladjusted

If there is No Objection…

The dissenting voice is perhaps the most potent force on the face of the Earth. And it is doubly powerful when it involves the reasoned application of critical thinking in questioning or challenging a dominant or majority view. As such, dissension, by definition, expresses a minority view. Yet history teaches us that it’s the minority that has always been the motive force in shaping the world. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has!” Continue reading If there is No Objection…