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College Republicans President Resigns Rather Than Apologize for Free Speech Display

College Republicans President Resigns Rather Than Apologize for Free Speech Display

“I don’t feel like stepping back on free speech is the way to go”

This happened at St. Cloud State. The display included phrases like “In God we trust” and “Defund Planned Parenthood.” Progressive students at schools all over the country say much worse on a daily basis.

The College Fix reports:

College Republicans president resigns rather than apologize for free speech wall that triggered peers

Mathias Eike wasn’t even born in America, Norway is his home country.

Yet his dedication to the First Amendment of the United States Constitution is so strong he recently resigned as president of the St. Cloud State University College Republicans rather than apologize to progressive peers who became enraged over the group’s free speech wall display.

The St. Cloud State University College Republicans’ display included statements such as “Support our troops,” “Marriage is between a man and a woman,” “list of all existing genders: male, female,” “In God We Trust,” “killing babies is wrong,” “Defund Planned Parenthood,” “Build a wall,” “Hillary for Prison,” “Proud Deplorable Trump 2020,” “Legal immigrants welcome,” “Support the police,” Pepe the frog saying “Feels great again, man,” and other expressions.

It also contained a tiny image of a Confederate flag next to the words “Pro life, pro gun, pro America.” Another small image had a comic strip that included the words “autistic screeching.”

Some students became so upset by the free speech wall they accused the College Republicans of “hate speech” and “inciting violence” during a heated February campus meeting over it. But even after a parade of his peers took to the mic and accused Eike and other GOP students of hatred, the international student stood his ground.

“I don’t feel like stepping back on free speech is the way to go,” Eike, 21, told The College Fix in a telephone interview.

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Why did he have to resign from the College Republicans? Did they not support this?

    Anonamom in reply to elle. | March 17, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Here is a quote from the link:

    “Eike left the meeting before it ended, and later other members of the St. Cloud State College Republicans apologized for not vetting the wall more carefully, and subsequently took it down.”

    The College Fix then included a quote from young Mr. Eike, who has quite the potty mouth. I won’t put it here, but I will note that, in my opinion, the point he was making was valid and was only weakened by his poor choice of language.

Boy, isn’t that typical republican behavior? Resign at the first sign of criticism.

… the international student stood his ground.

Doesn’t sound like it.

He resigned from the College Republicans because other group members chose to apologize after he left. He did not want to belong to a group that would not stand its ground.

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