Fighting in the Heart of Liberal Madison for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This blog will focus on liberal hypocrisy and the small, but significant victories of the right at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

08 December 2005

Open minded liberals...

Liberals at UCONN found it necessary to silence conservative firebrand Ann Coulter yesterday during a speech she gave there. (story)

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter gave up trying to finish a speech at the University of Connecticut on Wednesday night when boos and jeers from the audience became overwhelming. Coulter cut off the talk after 15 minutes and instead held a half-hour question-and-answer session.

Just another example of liberal hypocrisy on College Campuses where any opinion is valid, except conservative ones.

Freedom of speech only extends until liberals feel stupid, then they decide to quash it. Remember, the "heckler's veto" is only valid when a group is in the minority. On college campuses, the liberals OWN the ivory towers of education. This is an invalid use of free speech and these "open minded liberals" should tolerate other view points.

What would happen if Ann Coulter would come to Madison? Fire? Gun shots? I cringe to even think about it!


Blogger Bill said...

Link for Bob.

The organized Right is actually far less tolerant of free-speech than the organized left. They drove the founder of Protest Warrior from a pro-war rally in Crawford Texas, thinking he was a liberal hippy, after destroying his sign and threatening violence against him.

When members of Protest Warrior show up to anti-war protests organized by the left, they are greated with verbal disdain, but not violence or attempts to stamp out their free speech rights. The same cannot be said for the pro-war Right.

You can almost skip the whole written story, and just watch the video at the bottom of that link. Its particularily informative.

Thu Dec 08, 02:22:00 PM CST

Anonymous Diana said...

I'm still waiting to see the intolerable right at Marquette...

Sat Dec 10, 11:38:00 PM CST

Blogger BadgerZach said...

Speaking from personal examples, I have three examples for you.
First, anti-war marches in Chicago. I showed up with an American flag. A group of protesters from the Radical Left threatened to burn my flag, and tried to take it from me.

Second, anti-KKK rallies. I know that the KKK is a rather extreme group, and I personally hold their opinions to be utterly disgusting. I also think that their decision each time they come to Chicagoland to hold their rally in Skokie, a town with not only a large Jewish population, but a large Holocaust survivor population, is even more disgusting. But they're entitled to their opinions and to expres them, regardless of how offensive or disgusting they may be. Instead of acknowledging this right, the black block and other anarchist, socialist, and radical left groups threw snowballs at the Klansmen and charged the police line.

Third, recall a year or two ago when Michael Moore came to Madison. He said ridiculously offensive and tasteless things on the Union Terrace. And that was okay. Yet appearantly, for a group of students to show up wearing College Republican shirts was not. They had pitchers of beer dumped on them.

For anyone to imply that the left is overwhelmingly pro free speech when, off the top of my head, I can think of three of the most blatant acts of disrespect for freedom of speech, all coming from the left, is kind of strange.

Sun Dec 18, 05:10:00 AM CST

Blogger RT the LT said...

Good points Badgerzach! The anti-war, radical left has provided many examples of being against free speech in the past year!

Thu Dec 22, 04:44:00 AM CST


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