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Time to Take Off the Gloves with Campus Protestors ^ | April 19, 2017 | Bob Barr

Posted on 04/19/2017 8:16:30 AM PDT by Kaslin

Listening to liberal college administrators waxing poetic from their ivory towers, one might conclude the greatest threat to higher education is not helicopter parents who turn students into helpless babes, or a chronic lack of civics education among incoming freshman, but rather “Diversity” -- the new Holy Grail of post-secondary education. Campus bureaucrats have dumped millions of taxpayerdollars into “diversity training” materials and mandated courses based on theories such as one that concludes it is racist to expect punctuality in others. In this higher education alt universe, it is taught also that gender can take on any shape, form, or color.  Deliberately missing from this world view of “diversity,” of course, is any notion of diversity in speech and thought.

Take, for instance, the recent protest of Heather Mac Donald, a well-known journalist and current fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Her scheduled presentation earlier this month at Claremont McKenna College on law enforcement, was short-circuited by violent protestors. As in similar incidents, the demonstrators appeared to have no actual understanding of who Mac Donald was or what she advocated; believing simply that she was “pro-cop” and did not align with the protestors was sufficient for them to use violence to silence her.

Adding to the absurdity surrounding Mac Donald’s visit to Claremont McKenna, students at Pomona College, a member of the Claremont Colleges consortium, justified the protest of Mac Donald in a letter calling free speech “a tool appropriated by hegemonic institutions…[giving] those who seek to perpetuate systems of domination a platform to project their bigotry,” while labeling the search for truth – a fundamental premise of classical education – a “myth” of “white supremacy.” The utter stupidity of this argument would be laughable if not for the danger of its implications, in which violence is the inevitable and acceptable conclusion.

For proof, one need look no further than the recent violence at the University of California at Berkeley, instigated by radical leftist demonstrators in response to speech they declared unfit for their campus. Tragically, this scenario depicts the future of college campuses if permitted to flourish without opposition. Yet, even with the writing on the wall, this is exactly how many campus administrators across the country have chosen to respond – doing nothing. It is as if they hope by ignoring the problem, it will go away. In reality, this naïve, hands-off approach only emboldens the thugs.

Perhaps even more disturbing than the infuriating-but-predictable inaction of liberal college administrators is the complicity of government authorities in allowing this violent behavior to go unpunished. As noted in the recent Berkeley protests of Milo Yiannopoulos, police stood on the sidelines as liberal anti-fascist fascists (yes, here too irony is lost completely on them) turned the campus into a war zone. It does not take rocket science to understand how in the absence of any down side to using violence as a protest, violence continues to escalate; no surprise, then,  that last weekend’s Trump rally at Berkeley ended in violence as masked thugs decided to put a stop to the event with force.

If students, and faculty, and administrators, and local law enforcement including police and prosecutors, all refuse to take this threat to free speech seriously, is it now appropriate for the federal government to step in? Trump was originally mocked for suggesting U.C. Berkeley should lose federal funding for refusing to address campus violence in response to free speech events; yet, what other option is there?

Clearly, conditions are not improving in higher education; in fact, all signs point to a worsening trend if corrective action is not taken immediately. Especially at public colleges and universities, protecting free speech is a fundamental duty of elected and appointed officials associated with such schools; including officials with the administration in Washington, the Congress, state governors and legislatures. If revocation of federal or state funding is what it takes to get the attention of college administrators, then that is what must be done for the sake of protecting the integrity of public institutions of higher education and those students who actually desire to learn.

It may also be time for Attorney General Sessions to task his Civil Rights Division lawyers to re-focus their Obama-era efforts targeting police officers, to campus officials at state-run colleges and universities who are using their authority to deny students the ability to enjoy the civil right of an education for which they and the taxpayers are paying.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: bobbarr

1 posted on 04/19/2017 8:16:30 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I stopped my giving to my alma maters several years ago due to politics and PC BS. And I told them why.

I encourage all others to do the same. Let the b******* eat cake

2 posted on 04/19/2017 8:19:11 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Liberalism is a mental disorder" On FULL Display NOW! BOYCOTT Mexico nba NFL PepsiCO Kellogg's)
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I don’t blame anyone who does.

3 posted on 04/19/2017 8:20:33 AM PDT by Kaslin ( The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triump. Thomas Paine)
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Why take the dem tactics?

That dems are LOSING with them.

4 posted on 04/19/2017 8:23:17 AM PDT by Fido969 (IN!)
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It’s past time to turn colleges and universities back into institutions of learning and remove the leftist indoctrination administrations and professors...

I really don’t care how it is accomplished, just do it...

5 posted on 04/19/2017 8:29:10 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!Donations should not be allowee to come from outside the d)
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Those twp “p*ssies” in the middle holding up their fists look like really tough guys...*ROFL*

6 posted on 04/19/2017 8:36:44 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!Donations should not be allowee to come from outside the d)
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i have no idea why it’s still against the law to kill them

7 posted on 04/19/2017 8:43:43 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen
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To: JBW1949

You dont wear glasses to a fist fight. That idiot has never been punched before.

8 posted on 04/19/2017 4:39:35 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: justa-hairyape

He’s thinking as he gets up off the ground...”I didn’t think they’d hit someone with glasses on!!!”

9 posted on 04/19/2017 4:43:19 PM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!Donations should not be allowee to come from outside the d)
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And a good chance he will lose an eye.

10 posted on 04/19/2017 6:33:33 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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It is entirely possible that institutions depriving conservatives of their civil rights (and those harboring personnel making death threats), may have committed federal offenses including but not limited to:

<><> Title 18 U.S.C. §1341, Mail Fraud, 18 U.S.C.§1001, Presenting a False Document to an Agent of the US Government for funding (may involve several felonies and could include forgery);

<><> 18 U.S.C.§1027 False statements and concealment of facts in relation to funding documents required by ERISA enacted 1974 and other possible offenses including civil and/or criminal RICO violations.

<><> 18 U.S.C. §§1961-68 (RICO Act)18 U.S.C. §1001 (making false Statements to Agents of the US Government regarding federal funding),

<><> 18 U.S.C. §241(Conspiracies Against Civil Rights). Violation of Civil Rights under Color of law and conspiracy. Conspiring with others to violate conservative students’ 4th amendment rights.

<><> Possibly full investigations centering on RICO conspiracies under 18 U.S.C. §1962(c) could be warranted because (1) the persons (2) were employed by or associated with a federally funded enterprise (3) that engaged in or affected interstate commerce and that (4) the persons operated or managed the enterprise (5) through a “pattern” (6) of racketeering activity, and (7) the taxpayers were injured by reason of the “pattern” of racketeering activity.

<><> Alleged Offenses could include Violation of Rights – which prohibits in relevant part, “two or more persons (from conspiring) to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District

<><> Title 18 U.S.C. §2 41 – Conspiracy Against Constitutional mandates in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of having so exercised the same . . .” See, 18 U.S.C. §241.


Taxpayers demand the following agencies commence investigations of liberal campus activities at once:

<><> FBI — Wire Fraud Division

<><> IRS-Fraud Unit

<><> Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General,

<><> Department of Commerce’s Office of Inspector General.

<><> DOJ’s Criminal Division— Public Integrity Section

<><> DOJ Criminal Division—Organized Crime and Gang Section.


ACTION NOW-—Contact your Representative and Senators Capitol Switchboard 1-866-220-0044

TALKING POINTS: sever all public funds, including federal funds, until these institutions cease their discriminatory activity against conservatives and conservative students.

11 posted on 04/20/2017 4:14:41 AM PDT by Liz (The shutting down of free speech IS a form of hate speech. samtheman)
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