A protest organizer, international studies student Mike Fancie, said he was pleased they were able to stop Coulter from speaking.Oh, that's right - when Leftists and Progressives stifle speech, they aren't blocking free speech, but rather they are stopping hate speech. What a specious argument.
"What Ann Coulter is practicing is not free speech, it's hate speech," he said. "She's targeted the Jews, she's targeted the Muslims, she's targeted Canadians, homosexuals, women, almost everybody you could imagine."
This was at a university, for Pete's sake! Aren't universities institutions where all ideas are allowed to be expressed, and then openly discussed and examined? If you don't like what Coulter (or anyone else for that matter) is saying, then have a debate on the merits of the points raised. Discuss what she has said, and explain your view of the issues and why you believe that she is wrong.
Instead, the Leftists silence their opponents through threats and intimidation, or by otherwise denying opposing viewpoints to be spoken. They justify these actions (actions that would be defined as fascist and tyrannical if taken against them) by attempting to define the speech of their opponents as too dangerous to be spoken in a place designed for the free exchange of ideas, and too hateful to be heard by those adults who are attending their academy of higher learning. Instead of explaining what they believe to be the deficiencies in the statements of their opponents, the Progressives choose to silence that speech altogether.
It is time to take that page from their book and use it on them. We won't threaten or intimidate, we will simply attempt to persuade them that they do not want to express their dangerous opinions. We won't shout them down, we will simply provide a simultaneous counter-point in unison. And we won't resort to violence, but we will be willing to alter their physical condition while simply defending ourselves vigorously.
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