Fighting the good fight

Meet Professor Nicholas Meriwether.

Shawnee State University philosophy professor Nicholas Meriwether took the Ohio school’s trustees to federal court over their forcing him to use so-called preferred pronouns and won. (Photo: Alliance Defending Freedom)

Or, as I have known him for six decades, “Cousin Nick.”  I’m not at all surprised he stood his ground.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled recently in favor of philosophy professor Nicholas Meriwether’s First Amendment rights at Shawnee State University—and rightly so.

The appellate court also reversed a lower court’s dismissal of his lawsuit against university officials.

Shawnee officials had punished Meriwether because he refused to accede to a biologically male student’s demand to be referred to as a woman, complete with a female name and feminine pronouns, in accordance with the Portsmouth, Ohio, school’s policy, announced in 2016

When I asked him how he was holding up, he said, “It’s exhausting, yet exhilarating.”

Sound familiar? Nick’s a warrior in his arena. You go, cuz!

Published by The Armorer

A grumpy old Cincinnatus who feeds goats, dogs, cats, ducks, peafowl, a horse, and sundry avians, especially in the winter. From time to time you will see guns. Until such time as the Progressives repeal the 2nd Amendment, everything you see is legal, Federal, State, Local, where I live. Your progressive paradise may have different rules. Don't project them onto me. Federalism still exists, even if it is but a shadow of what the Framers intended.

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  1. One wonders if his closing statement to the idiots he was fighting the good fight against might have been “You Kant always get what you want…”

    Seriously, good on him for sticking to his guns, and in some small measure, stopping the rising tide of stupid.

  2. Good on him, I’m sure the University will find other ways to be a-holes but he stood his ground and deserves to be proud.

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