This setback at UC-Berkeley will only ensure that the next confrontation is more brutal, because when rioters win it justifies their aggression.
Thanks to the attention to UC-Berkeley’s treatment of Ann Coulter, colleges should be aware that if they restrict the free speech rights of conservative students, they could face lawsuits.
As governor of California, Ronald Reagan had to deal with rioting at UC-Berkeley. He sure didn’t tell police to stand down, like officials have for recent protests of conservative speakers.
In a statement to the Washington Post, University of California-Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof described the cancellation as an effort ‘to keep students and the speaker herself safe.’
Progressive college students seem to think violence is okay as long as it’s silencing ‘hate speech.’ Someone should tell them there’s no such thing.
A UC-Berkeley mob pepper-sprayed a woman, injured six people, started fires, and destroyed buildings, all to prevent a speaker from speaking at the birthplace of the free speech movement.
Liberal protesters (even violent ones) often ostentatiously advertise their own kindness and love—no matter who their civil disobedience hurts.
Jim Gaffigan and other commencement speakers told grads that accomplishment is found in healthy relationships and lives of service, not corporate success.
School districts jail and sue parents for trying to get their kids into better schools in places they can’t afford to live.
There seems to be fairly universal agreement that our elites are a pretty sorry lot.
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