Ever tried dealing with a playground bully? What shuts him (or her, for our politically correct readers) up fastest? A bloody nose. Bullies operate on the assumption that they are safe from retribution. When they find out that’s not true, they curdle like spoiled milk. Until then, their conduct can only spiral further out of control. That’s what’s happening at colleges across America. Students who think they can dictate what is said on their campus are shutting down any point of view they oppose. That’s not youthful indiscretion. It’s a crime. And the perpetrators should be prosecuted for it. This week, the University of California at Berkeley – a communist commune that poses as a cathedral of learning – succeeded in getting conservative commentator Ann Coulter’s scheduled speech canceled. However, the university later suggested she give her speech on May 2. The reason for the original cancellation: college administrators feared her presence might pose a security risk. A risk to whom? Coulter? She can take care of herself. The students who, masked in balaclavas and paisley handkerchiefs, think the best way to express their opinion is to smash in windows and set fire to cars? They want their freedom of speech to be unabridged, including acts of violence. Coulter sets only verbal bonfires with her intentionally overheated rhetoric. It’s time for college administrators and campus police to grow a pair, and prosecute students who engage in these antics. Shutting down free speech is a crime, as Jay Sekulow, the chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, knows. ”What’s going on with Ann Coulter is classic viewpoint discrimination,” Sekulow told me. “The Supreme Court has been consistent that viewpoint discrimination is a violation of free speech. And that is illegal.” So who needs to take action? “It’s the school’s job to prevent the protests from becoming violent,” Sekulow says. “Letting students create a hostile environment that shuts down free speech opens the school to lawsuits.” So let’s stop worrying about the students’ rights and prosecute the criminals among them. Here’s how, according to Sekulow: “In a public place, and that includes the campus, you’re allowed to videotape what the students are doing. From a criminal perspective, the campus police would have to bring the lawsuit against people who are rioting. Frankly, until now, what the campus police have been doing is nothing. And the result is that free speech is being shut down. This goes way beyond political correctness. This is criminal conduct.” College life is a time for young people to be exposed to new ideas, to weigh them and decide what works for them as they form their adult personalities. The message today’s students are getting is: agree with me or keep your mouth shut. That’s not education. It’s tyranny.
Agreed.. That outstanding op/ed was written by John Moody. John is exactly right. It’s time to take a VERY aggressive stand, legally and otherwise, against the pc police and speech nazis on our nation’s colleges and universities. Each time these masked thugs and punks start their chaos, someone needs to start videotaping, while others tear off their masks. They fear being exposed. Getting them caught in the act of vandalism or worse, with their masks removed, is what they fear most…or they wouldn’t cover up their faces. So, get out there and be their worst nightmare.
Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators and counter-protesters clashed Saturday at a “Patriots Day” rally in Berkeley, the third time the groups engaged in violent confrontations on city streets in recent months. Fistfights broke out near Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, where Trump supporters had scheduled a rally. Fireworks and smoke bombs were thrown into the crowd, and a few demonstrators were doused with pepper spray. Both groups threw rocks and sticks at each other and used a large trash bin as a battering ram as the crowd moved around the perimeter of the park. One bank boarded up its ATMs before the rally as a precaution. About 250 police officers were deployed to the scene by mid-afternoon after officials sought assistance from the neighboring Oakland Police Department. Twenty-one people were arrested, including some on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to Officer Byron White of the Berkeley Police Department. Eleven people were injured with at least six taken to a hospital for treatment, including one stabbing victim. Police confiscated knives, stun guns and poles, White said. Stewart Rhodes, founder of the citizen militia group known as the Oath Keepers, said he came from Montana with about 50 others to protect Trump supporters. They were joined by bikers and others who vowed to fight members of an anti-fascist group if they crossed police barricades. “I don’t mind hitting” the counter-demonstrators, Rhodes said. “In fact, I would kind of enjoy it.” But Rhodes credited Berkeley police for new tactics that mostly kept the two sides apart and “our side chilled and relaxed,” though sporadic fights broke out among both groups throughout the morning and afternoon. “It’s getting sporty,” said Oath Keeper John Karriman, 59, who is from Missouri and was among the group’s security leaders. AJ Alegria, 31, of Sacramento said he also came to Berkeley to help defend Trump supporters. He said he pursued a counter-demonstrator down a side street and found himself surrounded by a dozen protesters in black masks who he said attacked him with sticks and pepper spray. “These people create violence all the time… somebody has to stand up to them,” said Alegria, who was injured in the fight. He was treated by Trump supporters who bandaged his head, washed off the pepper spray and gave him encouragement, saying, “You’ve earned your stripes, bro.” Alegria wasn’t the only one injured. “Stand up, America! Stand up!” shouted a Trump supporter in the middle of Center Street with a bandage on his head and streaks of blood on a sign that read “Stop Liberal Intolerance.” Brenna Lundy, 28, said she drove from San Francisco to attend what she thought was an organizing event against the alt-right. As the violence unfolded, she stayed and attempted to talk to some of the people shouting insults at her. “So I genuinely wanted to talk. I am trying to talk to you,” Lundy said to a woman screaming at her that “Obama hates blacks.” Another woman from the pro-Trump side came up to Lundy and, putting a hand to her ear, said, “Ask her why she hates white people.” Lundy looked confused.
I bet! Good for that woman for asking Lundy that question! There IS an opportunity here, folks. It’s amazing how things changes, and people’s attitudes change, when they see these out-of-control, extreme-liberal, anti-America, socialist/fascist, pc police and speech nazis (oh I could go on all day long with additional adjectives, but you get the idea) for who they really are. They hate America, they hate Trump for reasons they don’t even know, and they just want to cause mayhem. It’s just angst with no purpose. And, they’re cowards with the black masks on. They’re unwilling to have civil debate. They’re all for free speech…until its speech they don’t agree with. Then they want it censured like the fascists and nazis that they are. Losers..
A gay student group at Duquesne University fears that a proposed Chick-fil-A outpost could jeopardize the school’s safe spaces. “Chick-fil-A has a questionable history on civil rights and human rights,” Lambda executive board members Niko Martini told The Duke (the university’s student newspaper). Martini asked student government leaders to pass a resolution urging the school to reconsider Chick-fil-A as a dining option for students at the Pennsylvania Catholic school. “I think it’s imperative the university chooses to do business with organizations that coincide with the university’s mission and expectations they give students regarding diversity and inclusion,” Martini went on to tell the newspaper. So far, the student government association has not passed a resolution one way or the other. And with good reason. A university spokesperson told the newspaper they picked Chick-fil-A at the request of the student body. Still, fragile feathers were ruffled by news that youngsters would soon be nibbling on plump juicy chicken breasts tucked between hot, buttered buns. “I’ve tried very hard within the last semester and a half to promote this safe environment for the LGBTQ+ community,” Lambda President Rachel Coury told The Duke. “So I fear that with the Chick-fil-A being in Options that maybe people will feel that safe place is at risk.” President Olivia Erickson vowed to look into Lambda’s concerns. “We are working on gathering students’ opinions and getting all the facts we can so we can make the best decision,” she told the newspaper. Well, here’s a cold, hard fact: Chick-fil-A is not in the business of selling hate chicken.
Indeed! They have crystal clear policies which prohibit any type of discrimination. So, the whole canard about Chick-fil-A being bigoted and having a “questionable history on civil rights and human rights” is total bs being pushed by the extreme liberal and militant gay lobby, and idiots like this in academia. Yes, the founder of the company is Christian and yes, he believes in traditional marriage and so on. So flippin what?!? And, yes, one of the unique things about the company is that it is closed on Sundays…so that employees can go to church if they want to. That’s it. But, to these anti-Christian fascists, that’s simply too much for their warped tender sensibilities. The real bigots are these liberal snowflakes. Anyway, to read the rest of this nauseating op/ed by cultural warrior Todd Starnes, click on the text above. Unreal..