It was Suppressed Speech Week at College Insurrection.
Cross posted at Legal Insurrection…
The American college campus should be a place that celebrates free speech. And yet…
Why is free speech always an issue?
- Columbia Student Paper to End Comment Sections on Sex Assault Articles
- Conservative Writer Katie Pavlich Barred From Speaking at Oxford Debate Society
- Slate Argues College Students Are Really Children And Don’t Need Free Speech
Luckily, we have organizations like FIRE.
- FIRE Calls Marquette’s Subversion of Free Speech Dangerous
- FIRE is Making a Big Difference for Free Speech on Campus
- What do Texas License Plates Have to do With Free Speech on Campus?
Point and counterpoint.
- University of California Student Government Votes to Divest from America
- Maybe America Should Divest from the University of California
More BDS related news…
- Northwestern University Student Government Votes to Divest From Israel
- DePaul Students Claim Divestment from Israel is a Queer Feminist Issue
Meanwhile, over in Wisconsin.
- After Budget Cuts at U. Wisconsin, Protesters Pledge to Shutdown Campus
- Wisconsin College Republicans Attacked With Vile Language for Defending Scott Walker
Rape culture update.
- College Student Barred from Housing Because he Reminded a Girl of Her Rapist
- Law Profs at Penn Blast School’s Sexual Misconduct Policy
- Football Players At The University Of Tennessee Facing Rape Allegations
Here’s a good question. Hint: The answer is yes.
- Greek Life Allows Students to Find A Second Family
- An Inside Look at How Greek Life Was Almost Abolished at Dartmouth
The higher ed bubble grows.
- South Carolina State University to Close for Two Years
- Sky High Debt Makes College Grads Live With Parents
- College Freshmen Depression Levels All-Time High
The Second Amendment on campus.
- UT Students Vote Against 2nd Amendment Rights on Campus
- Nevada Legislature Introduces Campus Carry Bill
- Carnegie Mellon Accidentally Admits 800 Extra Students
- Donors Who Made Major Gift to Chapman University Want Their Money Back
- University of Michigan ‘Activism’ Class Teaches Capitalism Should be Overthrown
- University Prep School Includes White Privilege and Social Justice in Physics Class
Compare and contrast…
My first memory of Carly Fiorina was back in 2008 when she voiced her strong support for John McCain.
I was impressed with her then even though I didn’t know much about her. Last night, Special Report on FOX News aired an interview she did with Bret Baier. He asked her some pretty tough questions and to her credit, she gave great answers.
Carly Fiorina has achieved much in her life and none of it came easy. She started out as a secretary and rose to CEO of one of the most successful companies in America. She’s met many world leaders.
If she runs, and I hope she does, she probably won’t get the Republican nomination but she can help frame the debate. Watch the whole interview.
Read more at Legal Insurrection…
Progressives do not deal in reality. Their world view is based entirely on how they want to see the world.
In their world, you’re not allowed to even mention the word Islam when discussing terrorism but the American landscape is just crawling with right wing terrorists.
This has been going on since Obama’s first year in office. Just last fall I asked the question:
Progressives want terrorists to be right wing.
An editorial at National Review yesterday confirmed it…
In Washington, they are practically praying for a Christian terrorist. At a breakfast in January, President Obama reached all the way back to the Crusades for an example of violence purportedly motivated by Christian extremism.
One day later, we get this…
DHS intelligence report warns of domestic right-wing terror threat
They’re carrying out sporadic terror attacks on police, have threatened attacks on government buildings and reject government authority.
A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security this month and reviewed by CNN, focuses on the domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists and comes as the Obama administration holds a White House conference to focus efforts to fight violent extremism.
Some federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to — and in some cases greater than — the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS, that garner more public attention.
Right wingers are worse than ISIS? Really? Name an act of “right wing terrorism.” Name just one.
Right wingers attack cops? Remind me, what were the politics of the man who executed two cops in New York last year? Was he a conservative tea party member?
This administration is not dealing in reality and is being completely dishonest with the American people.
Our economy and national security are being sacrificed for the sake of progressive politics.
It would be laughable if it wasn’t so dangerous.
UPDATE: I almost forgot. Obama palled around with Bill Ayers at a wedding last summer.
Tell me again about “right wing” terrorism…
Once again, Charles Krauthammer provides the voice of reason.
Via National review…
“The idea behind it is the president wanted to assuage the feelings and the anxieties of the Muslim community here and around the world,” said Krauthammer on Thursday’s Special Report.
“This is a good thing to do.” But, Krauthammer continued, “at a time when Christians are under savage attack throughout the Middle East, where this is the biggest ethnic cleansing since at least the Balkan wars, where communities who have lived in the Middle East longer than Islam has existed, for 2,000 years, are being wiped out, enslaved, executed, crucified, and [when] the Christian presence which has been there for 2,000 years in the Middle East is at stake — is this the number one priority of this administration, and an administration that is supposedly the bulwark against these savages? I find it extremely bizarre.”
Why wasn’t I informed about this beforehand?
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And no others. No Christians, Jews or any other faiths offered a prayer. Progressives are always the first people to lecture others about fairness but this situation was different for some reason.
White House Summit on Violent Extremism Opens With Muslim Prayer – No Other Faiths Represented
A Muslim prayer was recited at the start of the second day of the White House summit on “Countering Violent Extremism,” but no other religious text was presented during the portion of the event that was open to the press.
Imam Sheikh Sa’ad Musse Roble, president of the World Peace Organization in Minneapolis, Minn., recited a “verse from the Quran” following remarks by Obama administration officials and Democratic members of Congress.
“In translation those verses of the Quran mean ‘Whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption in the land, it’s as if he has slain mankind entirely, and whoever saves one life, it’s as if he has saved mankind entirely,’” Adam said.
“Mosques serve as (sic) beacon of hope,” Adam said. “While imams’ provide moral compass for the Muslim community in navigating life.”
Adam said “religious leaders” want to have “dialogue” with the U.S. government about “issues of concern” and said that Muslim imams have spoken out against terrorism.
“The peace, safety and security of the United States are of fundamental importance to the Muslim American community, and we oppose any form or shape of violent extremism that threatens peaceful coexistence,” Adam said.
Rudy Giuliani: President Obama doesn’t love America
The former New York mayor, speaking in front of the 2016 Republican presidential contender and about 60 right-leaning business executives and conservative media types, directly challenged Obama’s patriotism, discussing what he called weak foreign policy decisions and questionable public remarks when confronting terrorists.
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“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Giuliani said during the dinner at the 21 Club, a former Prohibition-era speakeasy in midtown Manhattan. “He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”
Liberals are beside themselves with outrage over this. Oh, where to begin?
How about here?
But let’s not forget these…
Let us also remember that multiple times over the last few years, Democrats have gone on national television and called Republicans terrorists, hostage takers and worse.
I’ll give the last word to this guy.
South Dakota Republican Isaac Latterell recently compared Planned Parenthood to ISIS and liberals are just spitting mad about it.
Bear in mind, these are the same people who have publicly called Republicans and Tea Party members terrorists and hostage takers for the last five years.