Monday, October 3, 2016

O'Sullivan's Law Still in Effect

John O'Sullivan, a former editor of National Review, once enunciated O'Sullivan's law, which states that any institution not explicitly conservative will become liberal with the passage of time.
New Smithsonian hails accuser Anita Hill, barely mentions Clarence Thomas
Twenty-five years ago, Thomas became the second black Supreme Court Justice when he succeeded Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice.

Neither man's accomplishments as jurists on the high court get as much attention as Hill, though Marshall's work on a landmark case as a lawyer is recognized.
. . .
But the Smithsonian's new museum gives Thomas less billing than singer James Brown.
. . .
Hill, the woman who accused Thomas of sexual harassment at his 1991 Senate confirmation hearings, gets plenty of attention. She is featured in the museum's vignette to blacks in the 1990s and has her photo prominently shown along with multiple quotes about her.
No doubt this was the decision reached by a few curators as they prepared the exhibits. But they are supervised by bureaucrats above them.

The House ought to drag the Secretary of the Smithsonian up to the chamber to testify about the preparation of the exhibits. The Smithsonian gets a good chunk of it's budget appropriated by Congress, and they are extremely dependent on that money. Republicans need not fund the opposition.

Wombat-socho has "Rule 5 Tuesday: Birthday Edition" and "FMJRA 2.0: Function Creep" up at The Other McCain.

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