You know things have gotten out of hand when the boss’ boss’ boss has to step in and set people straight.
And the liberal War on Free Speech in this country is just that out of hand. Americans can’t protest, watch a speech, or express an opinion anymore without getting attacked. Sometimes literally.
It’s why Jeff Sessions is ready to intervene in college free speech cases – and to throw the full weight of the Justice Department behind attacked conservatives.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 27, 2017
Decrying what he sees as political correctness run amok, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday the Justice Department will support students who sue universities claiming their free speech rights were violated.
In declaring free speech “under attack” on college campuses, Sessions dove into [the issue of] conservatives who argue their voices are being drowned out on college campuses.
Speeches by right-wing figures have been derailed by protests and threats of violence.
— 🇺🇸Patriot 24/7🇺🇸 (@TrumpTrain45Pac) September 27, 2017
That last paragraph is really, really putting it mildly.
Because, honest truth, conservative voices are being drowned out on college campuses. Consider the evidence: Milo Yiannopoulos tried to speak, and there were riots. Ann Coulter tried to speak, and the university simply cancelled her appearance.
And it’s not like the universities didn’t want these speakers there in the first place. They took their invitations back, after too many leftist students complained. Or, rather, just threw a b*tch-fit.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 26, 2017
And while I’d love to say that the free-speech minded generation of young college scholastics, fearful of what would happen in an America dominated by a tyrannical hive-mind, rose to the occasion and demanded that the Right Voices be allowed to speak, so that the Left Brains might consider, deliberate, and appreciate what a wonderful thing the First Amendment is for this fragile country…it _just_ didn’t happen that way.
Which is why the only recourse for most college conservatives is to sue the college. And demand that they respect the First Amendment.
And that’s just…a helluva lot easier to do if you have the US Attorney General at your back.
And he does.
“Protesters are now routinely shutting down speeches and debates across the country in an effort to silence voices that insufficiently conform with their views,” [Sessions] said.
As he spoke, the Justice Department announced it would lend its support to a student who [argued] his rights were violated when administrators limited where he could preach Christianity on campus.
Huh. Sessions matches his words with his deeds.
We could use more guys like that in DC.