Just as a legal matter, it would seem to me that airlines have a right to impose mask mandates if they so desire. Where am I wrong? And wouldn’t recognizing the rights of a company to run its business be a Conservative principle?
This is an interesting case. Shawnee State University in Ohio is going to scratch a check to one of its philosophy professors for $400,000. The professor filed a lawsuit against the university in 2018 after he was disciplined for refusing to use a transgender student’s preferred pronouns. The professor claimed in the lawsuit that his religious rights were being violated. The university has now elected to settle the suit for 400-grand, and the professor is now free to use or not use pronouns of his choice. Here’s the interesting part. The university still maintains that the professor’s refusal to use the student’s preferred pronouns did in fact create a hostile learning environment and that the professor’s religious beliefs were not violated in any way. The university then candidly admitted it’s forking over 400 G’s just to make the case go away.
It’s April 19. I don’t know about you, but I’m tempted to hide under my desk today. Consider:
April 19, 1985—Two hundred ATF and FBI agents lay siege to the compound of the white supremacist group The Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord in Arkansas. The CSA surrendered two days later.
April 19, 1989—A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
April 19, 1993—The 51-day FBI siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco ends when a fire breaks out, killing 168 76 Davidians, including 18 children under the age of ten.
April 19, 1995—The Oklahoma City Bombing of the Murrah Federal Building kills 168, including 19 children under the age of six.
April 19, 2000—Air Philippines Flight 541 crashes, killing all 131 people onboard.
April 19, 2013—Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is killed in a shootout with police
April 19, 2020—A killing spree in Nova Scotia leaves 22 people and the perpetrator dead, making it the deadliest rampage in Canadian history.
Be careful out there.