Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Big Winners On Campus

Free speech win again:
The College Republicans at the UC Irvine are claiming victory, following the reversal of a decision by administrators to suspend them for a year. “It’s a huge victory for freedom of speech and assembly, and I think this move proves that there is bias to political ideologies in this administration,” said Ariana Rowlands, President of the UCI College Republicans.

The disciplinary action was imposed after a June 2nd event hosting the controversial right wing speaker Milo Yiannopoulos. He visited the students as part of his “Dangerous Faggot Tour.” The administration based the action on a contractual insurance violation at the event. However, the University changed course following a social media firestorm and national petition supporting the students. First administrators temporarily lifted the ban pending an appeal, and now have permanently lifted the suspension and cancelled the appeals process.

Following the initial suspension, the conservative group found unlikely allies in the BernEaters for Bernie Sanders and the Students in Support of Israel. “We’re sending a message that no matter what your political views are that you should have a right to say them, and you shouldn’t be punished for having a different opinion than the administration,” said Kevin Brum, President of UCI Students Supporting Israel.
All speech matters-even the kind that leftists can't stand...

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