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Ann Coulter Vows to Speak at UC Berkeley Despite Ban

Ann Coulter Vows to Speak at UC Berkeley Despite Ban

“I’m giving a speech,” countered Coulter. “Speech will go on.”

As we mentioned in a recent Quick Take, conservative students at Berkeley decided to thumb their noses at campus SJWs by inviting Ann Coulter to speak on campus.

First the school imposed a number of conditions, then banned Coulter’s speech altogether. Ann is vowing to visit the school anyway.

The Young America’s Foundation has the story:

Berkeley Tries to Cancel Ann Coulter Event; Lecture Will Go On

Young America’s Foundation, BridgeCal and Berkeley College Republicans have been working together to produce a lecture at UC-Berkeley on April 27, 2017, by Ann Coulter, a twelve-time bestselling author, whose book, “Adios, America!” – a No. 2 New York Times bestseller — is widely credited with shaping President Donald Trump’s immigration views.

The topic of her speech was immigration.

UC-Berkeley, a publicly-funded university, first imposed a series of ridiculous requirements on the speech allegedly in the name of “safety.” Coulter, we were informed, would be required to deliver her speech in the afternoon; only students would be allowed to attend; and the speech location would not be announced until close to the event.

Against our advice, Coulter agreed to all these requirements. In return, she requested two measures, which actually had something to do with safety:

1) That the University of California chancellor request that the Oakland chief of police refrain from telling his men to stand down and ignore law-breaking by rioters attempting to shut down conservative speakers, as he has done in the past; and

2) That UC-Berkeley announce in advance that any students engaging in violence, mayhem or heckling to prevent an invited speaker from speaking would be expelled.

As Coulter explained, “If Berkeley wants to have free speech, it can have it.”

The university’s response was to ban her speech.

The Hollywood Reporter has more on Ann’s plans:

Ann Coulter Vows to Speak at Berkeley After University Cancels Her Appearance

“Yes, it was officially banned,” said the political commentator and author. “But they can’t stop me. I’m an American. I have constitutional rights.”

It appears UC Berkeley is in for another political brawl, this time with Ann Coulter, who tells The Hollywood Reporter that she’ll speak at the famously progressive campus even though administrators are trying to prevent her from doing so.

“Yes, it was officially banned,” Coulter said of her planned April 27 appearance. “But they can’t stop me. I’m an American. I have constitutional rights.”…

“If that’s banned, then no conservative can speak,” Coulter told THR on Wednesday. “Meanwhile, corrupt banana republic leaders like Vicente Fox have the red carpet rolled out for them on the taxpayer’s dime.”

Fox, the former president of Mexico, spoke in Berkeley this week…

“I’m giving a speech,” countered Coulter. “Speech will go on.”

Ann has been pretty vocal about this on Twitter:

Ann appeared on the Tucker Carlson show last night to discuss the situation:

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Mark Levin had a fine suggestion last night; Sessions should federalizes the California National Guard and have them march Coulter into the venue and escort her out when she’s done.

This is funny – of course Coulter is a provocateur, and quite a successful one, but Berkely doesn’t realize that they have suddenly made themselves a big shiny target for everyone in the country who wants to make a splash and get themselves noticed. The left is going to attack, because the left HAS to attack, or face the jeers of the right, but the right is going to be armed up and waiting.

And Berkeley is going to find out just how much fun it is to be center ring in the circus that modern political hooliganism has become. There’s a REASON sensible people for the last few decades have worked so hard to keep down violence and never let the young hotheads get out of control; now Berkely is going to learn those hard lessons all over again.

My vote is to shut Berkely down and sew Coulter’s mouth shut. Two great fixes that will make all of our lives richer.

Hayward is winking that he’s going to host her speech in his classroom. You can see his article on Powerline.

Berkeley needs a big splash of napalm. The place has been a pos for too long.

As any thinking patroit knows, if any group has a veto concerning speakers, free speech is a myth.

Big problem: When your ideas will not stand up to reasonable scrutiny, you cannot risk honest debate.