Trump tells Universities – No free speech means no federal grants OK?
Universities depend on Big Government, so it’s practically a law of physics that they will evolve into Big-Gov promoters unless some force stops them.
What is surprising is that most conservative governments let it happen.
Trump does the obvious but unheard of:
“We reject oppressive speech codes, censorship, political correctness and every other attempt by the hard left to stop people from challenging ridiculous and dangerous ideas. These ideas are dangerous,” Trump said. “Instead we believe in free speech, including online and including on campus.”
“Today I’m proud to announce that I will be very soon signing an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal research grants.”
This came to a head because a conservative activist was viciously punched at Berkley. (See the full appalling attack on youtube). “Higher” education has become Hater education.
by David Sherfinski, Washington Times
Mr. Trump made the announcement at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) after he called up onstage Hayden Williams, a conservative activist who was assaulted while on a recent recruiting trip to the University of California, Berkeley.
“If they want our dollars and we give it to them by the billions, they [have] got to allow people like Hayden and many other great young people…to speak,” the president said.
University police recently arrested a suspect after Mr. Williams was apparently punched during the incident.
“First of all, he can take a punch…that was a hell of a hard punch,” Mr. Trump said. “Ladies and gentlemen, he took a hard punch in the face for all of us and we can never allow that to happen.”
“Here’s the good news – he is going to be a very wealthy young man,” the president said.
It was all recorded on video, see Fox news.
by Paulina Dedaj, Elizabeth Llorente
University of California-Berkeley officials on Friday arrested a suspect who allegedly assaulted a conservative activist on campus last month…
The attack sparked outrage on social media over what many critics saw as the university’s largely muted and delayed responses to the alleged assault. Officials have bristled at suggestions that the case was handled with less urgency because the complainant is conservative.
Charlie Kirk, founder and President of TPUSA, issued a statement after Greenberg’s arrest calling the evidence in this case “incontrovertible.”
“Today, we have finally learned the identity of the attacker and that the violent man has been arrested. While every America should be afforded their due process, we believe that the video evidence in this case is incontrovertible. We hope 28-year-old Zachary Greenberg is prosecuted to the full extent of the law for assault with a deadly weapon, which should be considered an act of hate. Hopefully, this dark chapter will act as a wake up call to those concerned about actual politically motivated hate crimes in America. Berkeley and all college campuses across American should be safe havens for free thought and opinions – especially for a targeted conservative minority,” his statement read.
Surely this is the template for western governments. It’s so basic. Without free speech problems get “solved” by accident or violence. It doesn’t have to be this way.