Monday, November 05, 2018

Today's University Students Have A Strange Idea Of What The First Amendment Means

This liberal idea that "hate speech isn't protected"--well, most of what liberals say is so-called hate speech, so...  Who gets to decide?

And whose fault is it that they think that way?  Liberals (including the media) and high school teachers.  We should be doing a better job about teaching what the 1st Amendment is really about.

What prompted this post?  This:
A coalition of liberal student organizations has condemned California State-Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley and her administration for allowing an event hosted by the school’s Turning Point USA group.

On October 23, TPUSA hosted conservative pundits Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens who were greeted by some 200 demonstrators protesting outside the venue. The activists chanted phrases such as “Go home, fascists” and “Say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here.”

The day before, President Conoley had sent a reminder email to the campus community about what the First Amendment is all about, noting “free speech rights must be respected and protected” … meaning anyone attempting to thwart Kirk and Owens would be dealt with.

This did not sit well with the progressive CSULB groups. According to the Daily 49er, two days after the event the coalition comprised of organizations such as the Black Student Union, La Raza Student Association, Queers and Allies, and the Young Democratic Socialists of America, published a statement condemning Conoley and the administration for failing to protect and support “marginalized groups on campus.”

“The institution has proven its negligence and violence once more to our community by allowing Turning Point USA’s event to take place on campus on October 23rd,” the statement reads. It also claims the very name of the Turning Point event, “Campus Clash,” “implies violence.”
Words=violence is one of the first beliefs that has to go if we're going to keep the rule of law.

You know what ticks me off the most?  That as a California taxpayer, I'm paying for the so-called education of the latest generation of red diaper doper babies.

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