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Shutuppery Liberals Level ‘Incitement’ Allegations to Silence Conservatives

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 12:00pm 4/20/2019 at 12:00pm
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Democrats desperately want people to believe that Republicans are criticizing them in order to deliberately put them in harm’s way.  If they can get enough people to believe this, they can simply silence all dissenting opinion as “incitement.”

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Socialist Students at U. Buffalo Oppose Speech by ‘War Criminal’ Condoleezza Rice

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:00am 4/19/2019 at 8:00am
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Isn’t it nice of these students to decide for everyone who should be allowed to speak?

Campus Reform reports:

Socialist students: Don’t let ‘war criminal’ Condoleezza Rice speak

A socialist student group at the University of Buffalo is calling out the school administration for hosting “war criminal” Condoleezza Rice as a “distinguished speaker.”

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Anti-Israel activists shout down legal scholar’s lecture on legality of anti-BDS laws

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 9:40pm 4/14/2019 at 9:40pm
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Eugene Kontorovich is a brilliant legal scholar formerly with Northwestern University Law School, who recently joined George Mason University’s Scalia School of Law.

Kontorovich’s expertise includes international law, as well as free speech. His lecture The Legal Case for Israel is a must watch video.

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Masked Protester Throws Liquid Substance at Conservative Speaker at UMKC

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10:00am 4/13/2019 at 10:00am
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Michael Knowles of the Daily Wire gave a speech at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) this week. Student protesters turned the event into a circus, and a masked figure even attempted to throw liquid, initially believed to be bleach, onto Knowles and was arrested.

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FIRE Releases Statement About U. Arizona Students Charged for Harassing Border Patrol Agents

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 10:00am 4/3/2019 at 10:00am
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We ran a full post about this incident over the weekend. Read the full back story here.

FIRE has now released a statement:

FIRE statement on charges against University of Arizona students

For protesting the appearance of Border Patrol agents at a March 19 campus event, two University of Arizona students will reportedly...

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Berkeley Law School Dean Says Trump’s Free Speech Executive Order is Unconstitutional

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 8:00am 4/2/2019 at 8:00am

It’s a bit hard to take this from someone at Berkeley. Has this dean seen what’s been happening at his school in recent years?

Campus Reform reports:

Berkeley law school dean: Trump’s free speech executive order is ‘unconstitutional’

In light of President Donald Trump’s executive order on free speech, Erwin Chermerinsky, dean of Berkeley...

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U. Arizona Students to be Charged After Disrupting Border Patrol Event With Shouts of “Murder Patrol”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:00pm 3/31/2019 at 2:00pm
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Last week, two border patrol agents were speaking to a small group of students at the University of Arizona when the event was interrupted by a student calling them the KKK and “murder patrol.” She was eventually joined by other students, and now they’re facing charges.

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My visit to the White House in support of campus free speech

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 29, 2019 at 9:00pm 3/29/2019 at 9:00pm

I was honored and humbled to be present at the White House last week to witness President Trump sign an executive order designed to protect free speech in higher education.

Public colleges and universities must now stop trampling upon students’ First Amendment rights, or risk federal cuts to their research dollars. I...

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Beloit College Cancels Speech After Student Protesters Block Stage With Furniture

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 29, 2019 at 12:00pm 3/29/2019 at 12:00pm

If you look below, you can see a video of the protesters piling up furniture on the stage to prevent the speech.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports:

Protests prompt Beloit College to cancel Erik Prince lecture

Beloit College canceled a lecture by former Blackwater head Erik Prince Wednesday after protesters disrupted the...

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New Law in Kentucky is a Huge Win for Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 10:00am 3/28/2019 at 10:00am

This has been in the works for months and now the governor has signed it into law. May other states follow suit.

FIRE reports:

New law gives Kentucky college students ‘broadest possible latitude’ for free speech

Today, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed HB 254 into law, protecting free speech at the commonwealth’s public colleges...

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Florida Republican Introduces Bill to Protect Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 12:00pm 3/24/2019 at 12:00pm

He started this process before Trump’s executive order, but it can’t hurt.

Campus Reform reports:

If colleges won’t protect free speech, this congressman will ‘do it for them’

Florida Republican Rep. Francis Rooney introduced a bill on March 12 aimed at protecting free speech on college campuses.

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Cambridge University’s Ugly Failure to Protect Free Speech, Jordan Peterson Edition

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 22, 2019 at 3:00pm 3/22/2019 at 3:00pm
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The suppression of free speech on campus is not just an American problem. This week, Cambridge University, one of the world’s oldest and greatest, showed it is just as feckless as Yale, Berkeley, and Middlebury. Cambridge decided to cancel an invited speech by Jordan Peterson, a prominent psychology professor at the...

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Bill Advances in Iowa to Ban Campus Free Speech Zones

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 10:00am 3/19/2019 at 10:00am

This needs to happen all over. Free speech zones are an insult to the idea of free speech.

Campus Reform reports:

Iowa is really close to banning free speech zones

An Iowa bill to eliminate free speech zones and prohibit universities from discriminating based on viewpoints is headed to the governor’s desk.

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Op-Ed: Taxpayers Shouldn’t Fund Colleges that Don’t Protect Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8:00am 3/15/2019 at 8:00am

This is a point I have been making for years and feeling like I was yelling into a well. It’s great to see people with much more influence now saying this.

Karol Marcowicz writes at the New York Post:

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Tennessee Republican Presents Resolution Asking Colleges to Ditch ‘Free Speech Zones’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10:00am 3/14/2019 at 10:00am

The very concept of isolating free speech to certain areas is insulting. We need more representatives to speak up in this way.

Campus Reform reports:

Congressman breathes fresh air into campus free speech debate ahead of Trump’s exec. order

Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) is seeking to remove free speech zones on college campuses with...

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Sarah Lawrence College “students of color” protesters issue 9-pages of demands, target conservative professor

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 11, 2019 at 9:06pm 3/11/2019 at 9:06pm

In early November 2018, we covered the story of a conservative Sarah Lawrence College professor Samuel Abrams who came under attack after writing an Op-Ed in The New York Times advocating for diversity of opinion on campuses.

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Prof Dismisses Trump’s Efforts to Protect Campus Free Speech as ‘Wrongheaded’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 8, 2019 at 8:00am 3/8/2019 at 8:00am

Professor Michele S. Moses teaches education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She argues that higher education is fully committed to free speech and that Trump’s executive order misses the point.

She writes at Inside Higher Ed:

President Trump Misses the Point

President Trump is focusing on the wrong problem. He announced Saturday...

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