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Student’s Admission to Marquette University Threatened Over Pro-Trump Video on Social Media

Student’s Admission to Marquette University Threatened Over Pro-Trump Video on Social Media

“How would I respond if a Dreamer who lived down the hall from me came up to me and told me she didn’t feel safe or comfortable with my views and me being on campus.”

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Samantha Pfefferle made a video expressing her support for President Trump on the social media network TikTok. This led to a campaign to get her admission to Marquette University rescinded.

The school has not rescinded her admission, but they did ask her some crazy questions about her views.

Jackson Walker reports at The College Fix:

Marquette University threatened to rescind student’s admission over pro-Trump TikTok video

Soon to be Marquette University freshman Samantha Pfefferle has yet to even step foot on campus, yet she said she is already facing possible dismissal from the school.

The threat to cancel Pfefferle’s admission came after she posted a video to her account on the popular social media site TikTok showing her support for President Donald Trump.

The video, titled “When the libs find their way to your page,” lists captions such as “When people see that I support Trump,” “Then try to hate on me,” and “And think I’ll change my views,” over a video of Pfefferle dancing.

The video features a Trump 2020 flag as well as a sign reading “Marquette 2024.” The song used in the video is rapper 6ix9ine’s GOOBA, and plays lyrics such as “ He’s mad, she’s’ mad, big sad, haha, don’t care, stay mad.”

Pfefferle’s post has been watched nearly 600,000 times and has since caught the attention of the Marquette community, some of whom began harassing Pfefferle. Others threatened her life.

“I hope you get shot,” one commenter told Pfefferle. “I’d pray for you but you’re not worth it,” another user added.

The questions presented to Pfefferle by university officials are astounding:

Some Marquette administrators also asked Pfefferle a series of questions meant to judge her morals, she said.

“They also asked me hypothetical questions regarding Dreamers,” she said. “How would I respond if a Dreamer who lived down the hall from me came up to me and told me she didn’t feel safe or comfortable with my views and me being on campus. They also asked me if they thought there was anything I could do to improve my image on campus. They proceeded to ask if I was comfortable with the reputation I have established for myself. The assistant dean asked if I put any thought into the response I would be getting from my videos.”

The implication here is unmistakable. The mere presence of a student who supports Trump is a threat to some students. This would never happen to a college student who supported any Democrat, no matter how extreme their beliefs, and it’s unacceptable.

Take a look at Pfefferle’s video and see if you find it threatening in any way:

Per Jackson Walker at The College Fix, an Instagram user created a copy-paste email template for people to send to Marquette:

Ms. Pfefferle has been very vocal on social media (TikTok, Instagram) about how she is enthusiastic about coming to Marquette in the Fall. As a Marquette student who is passionate for the University’s core values, such as Cura Personalis, and recognizing everyone’s human dignity, these transphobic, racist, and xenophobic comments should not be tolerated.

These comments made by Ms. Pfefferle were shared publicly, and were clearly presented as mocking jokes. Ms. Pfefferle is obviously proud of her statements, as she stands behind her words in every post.

These comments create and perpetuate an unsafe space for the LGBTQ+ community, first generation students, and Dreamers at Marquette.

Samantha Pfefferle is proud of her transphobic and xenophobic opinions, which under no circumstances should be allowed at Marquette. The University can and should make it their priority to ensure students (specifically LGBTQ+, immigrants, first gen, and POC) feel safe, valued, and appreciated on campus.

This effort on the left has been building over three years. They are trying to establish the idea that supporting Trump makes you unacceptable as a human being.

They believe that anyone who would support Trump is automatically a bigot, and therefore should be punished through exclusion from participation in education and even employment.

The College Fix article ends with an update indicating that Marquette has not rescinded Pfefferle’s admission, so the campaign against her has failed for now, but the fact that this even happened is outrageous.

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Comments

Connivin Caniff | July 9, 2020 at 4:08 pm

How fortunate. She can skip college and become a highly paid technician or mechanic.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Connivin Caniff. | July 9, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    some additional research on this, Samantha Pfefferle seems to be pretty bright, and it seems that her high profile approach sets the stage for kicking the living crap out of the college if they do not reign in the cancel slugs.

why give them one more dime of your money

2smartforlibs | July 9, 2020 at 4:39 pm

I think its time we stopped funneling our tax dollars to liberal colleges that funnel the money to DNC donations.

Stop all government aid and assistance to non-STEM higher education IMMEDIATELY.

How’d that out of control lefty stuff work out for Evergreen?

““How would I respond if a Dreamer Illegal Alien who lived down the hall from me came up to me and told me she didn’t feel safe…”

Ummm… don’t break the fucking law? You probably won’t fee stressed out about the cops looking for you if you don’t break the fucking law.

Fucking morons.

    n.n in reply to Paul. | July 9, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Emigration reform to mitigate progress (e.g. one step forward, two steps backward) and social justice (e.g. diversity and exclusion) at both ends of the bridge and throughout.

    CorkyAgain in reply to Paul. | July 9, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    “How would I respond if a Dreamer Illegal Alien who lived down the hall from me came up to me and told me she didn’t feel safe…”

    “Oh, I know what it’s like to feel unsafe. Imagine being a Trump supporter on this campus!”

    Milhouse in reply to Paul. | July 9, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    “Dreamers” haven’t broken the law, and aren’t breaking it.

    I agree with CorkyAgain’s answer.

    I’d also point out that such a person would have no reason to feel unsafe around me, and I refuse to validate any irrational fears they may have, or even accept that they really have such fears. On the other hand I would feel somewhat unsafe around them, because there have been so many cases of people with my views being attacked by people in their circumstances.

      Barry Soetoro in reply to Milhouse. | July 10, 2020 at 8:27 am

      Dreamers are criminals. They entered unlawfully or overstayed their visas unlawfully, and they reside here unlawfully.

        CorkyAgain in reply to Barry Soetoro. | July 10, 2020 at 12:10 pm

        Sorry, Milhouse, but I must disagree with *you*.

        The “Dreamers” are illegal immigrants. Obama’s illegal executive order doesn’t change the fact that they broke the law.

        Milhouse in reply to Barry Soetoro. | July 10, 2020 at 6:12 pm

        “Dreamers”, by definition, did not break the law. They were brought here as minors. Their parents broke the law; they did not.

The Marxist, communist, socialist, fascist, imperialist axis is notoriously intolerant, or rather Pro-Choice, selective, opportunistic, politically congruent (“=”). #HateLovesAbortion

“This would never happen to a college student who supported any Democrat, no matter how extreme their beliefs, and it’s unacceptable.”

I am afraid that ship had already sailed. A political/religious litmus test for admission to college is already quasi-legal (known about and supposedly illegal but nevertheless growing in prevalence).

What communists falsely claimed happened in the so-called McCarthy Era is actually going on now.

Her short mime dance does nothing more than insinuate that she won’t be bullied by thought police into giving up her freedom of thought. Any administrator who finds this objectionable is a totalitarian who should be fired from Marquette.

    Paul in reply to AlecRawls. | July 9, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    and punched in the throat

    JusticeDelivered in reply to AlecRawls. | July 9, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    I have had a lot of interaction with educational institutions from K-12 up to graduate.

    To be blunt, most school administrators rank just above used car salesman, being the lowest grade of politicians.

    I spent a considerable amount of time helping a very wealthy friend (long deceased) setup and fund educational programs. Many grants were in tens of millions of dollars. Even where there was so much money, many of those bureaucratic idiots could properly follow through. That even included Kettering, which repeatedly dropped the ball, and never did see a dime of that money. Others were happy to take it:)

      JusticeDelivered in reply to JusticeDelivered. | July 9, 2020 at 5:48 pm

      could not follow

        I figure that university administrators tend to be unintelligent and lazy people who could not keep a job in the real world. (from Ghostbusters: “Personally, I liked the university. They gave us money and facilities, we didn’t have to produce anything! You’ve never been out of college! You don’t know what it’s like out there! I’ve worked in the private sector. They expect results.”)

          JusticeDelivered in reply to pst314. | July 10, 2020 at 10:07 pm

          I am from private sector, the work I did on this was pro bono for a friend. I was both an employee and an entrepreneur at different times, launching a number of successful companies.

          In any successful for profit company, “Yes sir, no excuse sir”, results or else, rules the roost.

If I were a male student I would offer her condolences and a safe place in my arms.

Seems to me that the left is engaged in an ongoing hate crime against any who dare not follow their totalitarian dictates.

She said nothing controversial, dance a little, and that is the cause these bigots have to question her? College is not, and hasn’t been in a long time, a place of discourse and a place to learn how to apply critical thinking. It is indoctrination centers for the grand Marxist utopia.

    Milhouse in reply to oldgoat36. | July 9, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    They certainly hate us, but what crime do you allege they’re committing? Hating people is not a crime.

      AlecRawls in reply to Milhouse. | July 9, 2020 at 10:52 pm

      Conspiracy to suppress civil rights is a crime. Many cases of censorship today do constitute such conspiracy. In particular, any such censorship carried out my a monopolist like Google, Facebook, Twitter, etcetera.

      Anti-trust law defines monopoly as by definition a conspiracy (a trust), so any political censorship by a monopoly becomes conspiracy to suppress rights.

      The Marquette case would not be such a simple case but Marquette certainly is in a loose sense part of a conspiracy across academia today to censor conservative views. Not a good test case but still perhaps a real case.

      On the other hand Marquette doesn’t have to be committing a crime for it to be proper to fire Marquette employees who pursue an anti-intellectual totalitarian agenda.

        Milhouse in reply to AlecRawls. | July 9, 2020 at 11:23 pm

        Conspiracy to suppress civil rights is a crime. Many cases of censorship today do constitute such conspiracy. In particular, any such censorship carried out my a monopolist like Google, Facebook, Twitter, etcetera.

        That is not true. We have no right to post to their platforms, any more than we have a right to post to LI. Even if they had monopolies (which they don’t), they are not depriving us of any civil right, let alone conspiring to do so. There is no case.

          Barry Soetoro in reply to Milhouse. | July 10, 2020 at 8:25 am

          The social media tyrants are violating the contract entered into with most of those they are censoring.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | July 10, 2020 at 6:14 pm

          What contract? The only contract is their terms of service, which explicitly let them do this, and which in any case they can change at will.

        JusticeDelivered in reply to AlecRawls. | July 10, 2020 at 10:39 pm

        I agree, there are a long stream of Civil rights cases, going back to at least George Zimmerman and Officer Wilson, also civil and criminal RICO activity. Insurance fraud.

        I am willing to bet that they are tax irregularities, most certainly there should be audits of funding for BLM and other entities.

        BLM should be declared a terrorist organization, any associated nonprofit entities should be decertified.

        BLM has declared war on civil society, it is time that we respond in kind.

        We need to completely break the back of BLM.

        End affirmative programs, college entrance should be based solely on merit. Those with merit should receive aid.

        I welcome all who have merit, regardless of race, and wish them success. At the same time I totally reject the current sham, a fraud perpetrated on all of society.

      AlecRawls in reply to Milhouse. | July 9, 2020 at 10:52 pm

      Conspiracy to suppress civil rights is a crime. Many cases of censorship today do constitute such conspiracy. In particular, any such censorship carried out my a monopolist like Google, Facebook, Twitter, etcetera.

      Anti-trust law defines monopoly as by definition a conspiracy (a trust), so any political censorship by a monopoly becomes conspiracy to suppress rights.

      The Marquette case would not be such a simple case but Marquette certainly is in a loose sense part of a conspiracy across academia today to censor conservative views. Not a good test case but still perhaps a real case.

      On the other hand Marquette doesn’t have to be committing a crime for it to be proper to fire Marquette employees who pursue an anti-intellectual totalitarian agenda.

This is beyond scary. This is happening with hiring now. Started with the tech firms, but the Obama administration did this with all Federal jobs according to multiple sources.

It would be so easy to break the back of all this nonsense. Find the most egregious of these thought-control fans and throw them out, preferably to great public fanfare. Just one would do. That should end the Fifth Column stuff immediately. Of course it won’t do anything about attacks from outside (like from Congress) but it’d be a huge step in the right direction.

    Milhouse in reply to tom_swift. | July 9, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    But that would require an administration that doesn’t agree with them.

      mochajava76 in reply to Milhouse. | July 10, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      Why downvote Millhouse for this?
      What point did he make that was irrational?
      Please explain your logic

      Or was this an emotional downvote?
      But that can’t happen on *this* board . . .

        JusticeDelivered in reply to mochajava76. | July 10, 2020 at 11:09 pm

        I don’t understand dislike for Milhouse. I am not a lawyer, but I have been joined at the hip to more lawyers than I can count for the past 50 years.

        I do not dislike lawyers on principle, as is often the case.

        During my career I have taken the scalp of at least four lawyers, and did so because they were dishonest and crooks using law as a sword unjustly.

        By and large, I found most lawyers, including those representing adversaries, to be reasonable people.

        That did not mean that they would not try to feed me crap to promote their client’s interest.

        Or adversarial legal system is not perfect, but it is better than a sovereign ruling or trial by combat.

        So, we can dislike that law promotes things that are not just, but should not downvote when someone points out we cannot have what we would like under law.

        DSHornet in reply to mochajava76. | July 11, 2020 at 8:51 am

        Likewise. There are many times Milhouse comes across as a bit pompous but many, many more times when his arguments are well considered and thought provoking.

        Wouldn’t it be interesting if the person doing this would tell us their name so we could discuss the issue? Of course, if they lean left they might be afraid to.

        How about it? To the person who automatically downvotes Milhouse: Tell us who you are and why you do this. I’m no fan of him but he doesn’t deserve it. Stop being a coward.
        .

Does anyone remember when bullying children was a bad thing? There were anti-bullying campaigns and “public service” announcements on the teevee. Pop stars and celebrities “spoke out” against it! And told their stories of being bullied. Bold and shining profiles in courage. Everyone was agin’ it. What happened?

    Milhouse in reply to AMartel. | July 9, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    It’s not bullying if it’s directed at Jews black people Indians people with the wrong opinions.

It appears she needs to attend a better University.

The response that I would make to such intrusive, inappropriate questions would be “none of your business, you slimy little fascist.”

Had Samantha done more investigating, she would have discovered that freedom of speech and thought have been dead for decades at Marquette. Marquette is a Jesuit university, not a Catholic one – big difference.

All of this stemming from a culture of victimization. What is interesting is if you read the history of cultures that engage in genocide. They always start of with a victim mentality.
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In Russia, for example, the communists told the workers that they were all the victims of the rich, of factory owners, of business owners, etc. Genocide followed. Similarly, the Holocaust was founded upon German’s hatred of the Jews for, it was claimed, the Jews turned Germany into a victim by stabbing the country in the back thus leading to their defeat in WWI. Similar events occurred in Mao’s China. Other examples abound.
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So where is this effort today of so many being victims leading? What is the natural end point for this irrational fear of thinking the wrong thoughts? Should we fear the potential of conservative genocide?

    DSHornet in reply to Cleetus. | July 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

    I dunno, there seems to be a tendency to fight back, even if it only shines a light on the leftist absurdity.

    The response more and more needs to be, “Explain your point of view.” Let them embarrass themselves.
    .

“This would never happen to a college student who supported any Democrat,…”

This wouldn’t happen to any student who was actively campaigning for a CPUSA candidate for office while also conducting a CPUSA membership drive on campus.

mochajava76 | July 10, 2020 at 6:52 pm

“These comments create and perpetuate an unsafe space for the LGBTQ+ community, first generation students, and Dreamers at Marquette”

This point is laughable, especially from a school of higher ed, as Grenell is the first openly gay person appointed to a cabinet-level position

The first thing she learned from this college is never use any asocial media. She also learned that they have nothing to offer her.

There are just a few “Catholic” colleges that are Catholic.

Trump is the most pro life president ever.

These alleged Catholic schools think killing babies, birth control, and updating the Church’s teachings to what they should be in a modern world are all OK.

They just hate the real Catholic Church’s teachings.

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