Liberals for free speech

Former Congressman Tom Tancredo was at UNC yesterday to give a lecture/speech on illegal immigration and what do ya know…a bunch of pissy Liberals come and shout him down and it erupts in violence.  From some of the witnesses and students, it was a few Professors who were egging the students on to protest.

Now, what I want to know is where are all you Liberals who cry and bitch and moan about free speech on college campuses?  How people like Mark Elrod should be allowed to say anything he wants and keep his job?  Where are you and your remarks about this and other incidents concerning Conservatives?  I mean, time and time and time and time again Conservatives are shouted down while trying to give speeches.  How many Liberals are shouted down and forced off stage?

We could keep on going.  From the fairness doctrine to Hollywood actors who are conservative to authors…it’s all the same.  Liberals only want to hear/listen/read what THEY deem is the right kind of speech, namely, their point of view.  Any and all others should be banned.

Yep, Liberals…they sure do love freedom.


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7 Responses to “Liberals for free speech”

  1. Jim Dolan Says:

    Don’t expect to get any responses from liberals on this one.


  2. odgie Says:

    I’m not a liberal, but since I sounded off when Elrod’s blog went private, I will respond. You’re right on this, of course. It was ridiculous and juvenile. While I can’t see the video you posted (no video at work, alas) I did read up on this and found this little tidbit interesting:

    “Of even greater interest, though, is the YouTube video above, which captures the shoutdown in the auditorium that preceded the melee outside. Check out the minority students who are rolling their eyes and seem quite startled and appalled by the white kids screaming about racism and fascism. According to accounts of the incident, several students, including leaders of a local Hispanic group that opposes Tancredo’s proposed crackdown on illegal immigration, urged the protestors to shut up and let the man speak, to no avail — and many can be seen applauding in the video when the protesters are ejected.”


    But if you think that is bad, this one will make your head spin:

    Sorry for the mass linking, but I don’t know html.

    My position on this hasn’t changed: censorship, be it formal or informal, from the left or the right, is fear-based and unacceptable. We can’t have a marketplace of ideas if only one side can get there.

  3. Jonathan Says:

    I didn’t comment on it directly, but on my blog I posted a link to a News-Observer article about the incident. I agree that it is a shame that this group of students interrupted Tancredo’s speech with shouts of profanities. Censorship is not a good thing. They should have found a more civil way to express opposition to Tancredo’s views and not tried to prevent him from speaking.

  4. Dan the Man Says:

    Jonathan, that is all well and good that you agree how shameful it is but when are you (and other Democrats) going to start standing up and opposing things such as this that happen across the county and numerous speaking engagements?

    That is one thing the Left is very good at – denouncing things after the fact then fading away again.

  5. Jill Says:

    The definition of “Free Speech” seems to always be changing to suit some people. If you make a comment that is not politically correct, it is Hate Speech. Look at the abuse being hurled at Miss California after she was asked a loaded question about Gay marriage and she gave her honest answer. (She attends a Christian college in CA and I believe that question was specifically given to her by the judge for this reason.) She was called names and booed by the gay judge. Does she not have the right to Free Speech? Since it did not go along with the Gay marriage agenda, I guess not.

  6. Dan The Man Says:

    I agree it was a loaded question, however, she really didn’t answer it. The question was should other states follow VT not if she thought gay marriage was ok.

    I think she really messed up when she said “Well, in my country…” Oh, you mean the U.S.A.?

    Again though, it was a very loaded question by a very queer judge.

  7. Jim Dolan Says:

    Perez Hilton is a dick.

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