One can only hope that the extreme silliness of the mah-rights protesters and their legislative allies becomes apparent quickly enough that they neutralize themselves. Until then, let us be guided by Asimov, who left this world when the current incumbent was still a brash Brooklyn curiosity: “The strain of antiintellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”