Another day, another free speech article. Your buddy Abner is getting’ mighty tired of having to read another story about snot-nosed Liberal babies who (poop) their pants at the sight of their own shadow and want the rest of us to wipe their worthless (rear ends) for them. What I’m referring to is a problem that, unless you’ve been locked away in a safe space in your parents’ basement, has been all the talk lately: College liberals, in the name of defending free speech, are preventing others from exercising theirs. (Yeah, that’s Liberal logic right there.)
Ya see, these cretins have made themselves judge, jury, and executioner when it comes to what speech is acceptable, (read: what doesn’t hurt their delicate snowflake feelings).
I don’t know about y’all, but there’s a lotta crap out there that I’d rather not have to tune out. I’d rather it not be there in the first place. But guess what? Your buddy Abner ain’t the one that has the power to choose what is and what isn’t seen and heard. And I like it that way. I’d rather be inconvenienced for a few moments having to see and hear things I don’t agree with than live my life only seeing and hearing what The Man says I can see and hear.
But thankfully for me, being out here in the middle of God’s country, the most offensive sound I hear these days is ice cubes clanging in an empty glass that once had some good ol’ sweetened tea (and maybe a drop or two of bourbon) in it.
Here’s what one representative is proposing as payback to all those idiots who hide behind masks and threaten others that don’t follow their ideology.
You read, I’ll refill my glass.
By: Amanda Tidwell for The Daily Caller
WASHINGTON — Ahead of a congressional hearing on free speech on college campuses, Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan told The Daily Caller that he would be willing to support legislation that withholds federal funding from public universities that limit students’ First Amendment rights.
The hearing, which will be before two House oversight subcommittees, is scheduled for Thursday morning. Jordan is planning to lead the questioning.
“At some point, if there’s not disciplinary action taken against people who disrupt, shout down and in some cases resort to violence — and if schools actually don’t respect the First Amendment like everywhere in this country — then you have to look at the remedy,” Jordan told TheDC. “The remedy, of course, is the dollars. It always is.”
Rep. Jim Jordan walks into the Speaker’s office on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
One of the witnesses, conservative author and pundit Ben Shapiro, is expected to push for such legislation during his testimony.
“I’m going to say that they [Congress] should connect funding to protection of First Amendment exercise,” Shapiro told TheDC.
Women pose for a photo with photos of speakers, including Ben Shapiro (lower) and Phil Robertson, at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
The other witnesses will be former American Civil Liberties Union president Nadine Strossen, filmmaker and comedian Adam Carolla, national commissioner of the Anti-Defamation League Frederick Lawrence, and former provost and VP for academic affairs at The Evergreen State College Dr. Michael Zimmerman.
Jordan said that the targeting of conservatives by the IRS for exercising their First Amendment free speech rights in 2013 was what prompted this hearing.
“You have an agency with the clout and power to mess up families’ lives like the IRS,” he said. “Since they were systematically doing it for a sustained period of time, it got me interested in the issue. Then we find out, now on college campuses we have safe spaces and trigger warnings because of conservative ideas. So that’s what prompted us to look into this.”
The purpose of this hearing is to “identify the harms of infringing on the right to free speech on college campuses” and “to understand administrators’ concerns about public safety and controversial speakers on campus, which sometimes lead to unconstitutional restrictions on free speech,” according to a hearing advisory.
When asked what his colleagues on the left think of this hearing, Jordan said, “I think they’ll embrace it. In fact, two of our witnesses come from the left. Former college President Dr. Zimmerman and Nadine Strossen with the ACLU. They come from a left, Democrat, liberal perspective, but they’re true liberals. They say, let’s have a real, vigorous debate like you’re supposed to on college campuses.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee had a similar hearing regarding this matter on June 20. Unlike Rep. Jordan, top-ranking Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein took a different stance on the matter. She contended that she “knows of no effort at Berkeley, at the University of California, to stifle student efforts to speech. And if there is a specific effort, I would certainly appreciate it if people brought that to my attention.”
Her statement comes months after the violent riots that ensued when Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at U.C. Berkeley. He ultimately ended up canceling the event for safety reasons.
A vandalized Bank of America office is seen after a student protest turned violent at UC Berkeley during a demonstration over right-wing speaker Milo Yiannopoulos, who was forced to cancel his talk, in Berkeley, California. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
After facing media backlash from initially canceling Ben Shapiro’s appearance, the school will now allow Shapiro to come but at a smaller venue. Berkeley will also waive the venue fee.
Rep. Jordan is well aware of the troubles conservatives face when scheduling speeches on campus. This is just “one more example of what we’re up against here and what’s going on on campuses that receive a boat load of your tax dollars, and from my perspective, a boat-load of tax dollars of the families in the 4th District of Ohio, and that’s a concern.”
Exercise your right to speak your mind and show others you don’t care if their feelings get hurt.