Thursday, November 30, 2006

Mob Rule On College Campuses

Excellent article by Cinnamon Stillwell at SFgate.com. I invite all to read and see what academia is teaching our students regarding the freedoms of others to speak their thoughts and values.

America's college campuses, once thought to be bastions of free speech, have become increasingly intolerant toward the practice. Visiting speakers whose views do not conform to the prevailing left-leaning political mind-set on most campuses are at particular risk of having their free speech rights infringed upon.

While academia has its own crimes to atone for, it's the students who have become the bullies as of late. A disturbing number seem to feel that theirs is an inviolate world to which no one of differing opinion need apply. As a result, everything from pie throwing to disrupting speeches to attacks on speakers has become commonplace.

Conservative speakers have long been the targets of such illiberal treatment. The violent reception given to Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, an anti-illegal immigration group, at Columbia University in October is a recent example. Gilchrist had been invited to speak by the Columbia University College Republicans, but was prevented from doing so by an unruly mob of students. What could have been mere heckling descended into yelling, screaming, kicking and punching, culminating in the rushing of the stage and Gilchrist being shuttled off by security.


Read more at sfgate.com

Our children attending institutions of "higher learning" aren't learning, they are being indoctrinated by leftist professors and now, the students themselves think it perfectly appropriate to deny others who disagree with them their rights to free speech, but will raise holy hell if they even think theirs isn't honored.

Can we spell "BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION," again?

Lew

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