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CONSERVATIVES THREES THE

FOCUS OF TONIGHT'S ANGLE.

NEARLY 30 YEARS AGO, DINESH

DUES WROTE A BOOK CALLED A

LIBERAL EDUCATION.

IT DESCRIBED IN LURED DETAIL

HOW ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES THE

AMERICAN LEFT HAD GONE FROM

CHAMPIONING FREE SPEECH TO

STIFLING IT.

CONSERVATIVE UNDER REAGAN A

POTENT FORCE.

A PATRIOTIC ALTERNATIVE TO

THE MALAISE AND PESSIMISM OF

THE 1970S.

THE FACT KUEHL AT THIS AND

THE ADMINISTRATION OF

ADMINISTRATION OF CAMPUSES

BECAME DOMINATED BY LIBERALS

DESPERATE TO TURN YOUNG

MINDS AWAY FROM REAGANISM IN

THE AMERICA HE REPRESENTED.

WITH THESE ACTIVISTS

MAINTAINED, LET'S FACE IT AS

INHERENTLY RACIST AND

SEXIST, BECAUSE ITS FOUNDERS

WERE PRIVILEGED WHITE MEN.

CONSERVATIVES CHALLENGING

THE LIBERAL ORTHODOXY ON

CAMPUS WERE SUED, MALIGNED,

AND THEY WERE MALIGNED BY

STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS

ALIKE.

THEY WERE SUBJECT TO

DISCIPLINARY ACTION AND EVEN

PHYSICALLY THREATENED.

THE ULTIMATE GOAL WAS TO

BULLY THEM INTO SILENCE.

OF COURSE, THAT EFFORT

FAILED.

CONSERVATIVES PROBABLY NOW

SEE HOW NAIVE IT WAS TO

BELIEVE THAT THIS SQUELCHING

OF FREE SPEECH WOULD END

ONCE THEY LEFT CAMPUS.

INSTEAD, THE LEFT'S

PROPAGANDA SHAPED A NEW

GENERATION OF YOUNG ADULTS

WHO THEN PAIR ROUTED THAT

YOU WILL MALARKY ABOUT THE

PATRIARCHY AND

MICROAGGRESSION AND SAFE

PACES AND SAFE SPACES.

TODAY THEY USE THESE TERMS

AS BLUDGEONS TO INTIMIDATE

THOSE WHO DISAGREE WITH THEM

FROM ENTERING THE DIALOGUE

AT ALL.

SO FOR ALL THEIR TALK OF

INCLUSION, THE LEFT DOESN'T

INVITE MORE VOICES TO ENTER

THE PUBLIC DISCUSSION.

INSTEAD, THEY DRIVE OUT ANY

DISSENTING VOICE AND POLICE

THE DOGMA OF THEIR OWN

CREATION.

GENERATIONS LATER, THE

CHILLING EFFECT ON FREE

SPEECH AND THE WORKPLACE IN

LARGE IS PALPABLE.

WE ALL FEEL IT.

AND THE SITUATION MAY BE

WORSENING.

A BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

SURVEY WAS RELEASED LAST

FALL OF COLLEGE STUDENT'S

ATTITUDES TOWARDS FREE

SPEECH ON CAMPUS WAS REALLY

DEPRESSING.

THE RESEARCHERS ASKED DO YOU

AGREE WITH SHOUTING DOWN A

CONTROVERSIAL SPEAKER WHO

COMES TO CAMPUS?

51% OF RESPOND DENTS SAID

YES.

AND DEMOCRATS WERE FAR MORE

LIKELY THAN REPUBLICANS TO

AGREE WITH STIFLING FREE

SPEECH ON CAMPUS.

62 TO 38%.

AND BY THE WAY, WOMEN WERE

MORE LIKELY THAN MEN TO

BELIEVE THAT SO-CALLED HATE

SPEECH IS NOT

CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED.

THE NUMBERS WERE 49 TO 38%.

AND BY THE WAY.

OTHER DATA INDICATE THAT

HOSTILITY TO FREE EXPRESSION

IS STARTING EVEN EARLIER

THAN COLLEGE.

MEANING THESE KIDS ARE

PICKING IT UP EITHER AT HOME

OR IN HIGH SCHOOL, JUNIOR

HIGH OR IN BOTH PLACES.

THIS, TOO, IS SUPER

DISHEARTENING.

IT IS CRITICAL THAT ALL OF

US, REGARDLESS OF WHERE WE

FALL ON THE IDEOLOGICAL

SPECTRUM, RECOGNIZE THE

PERILOUS ROAD THAT WE ARE

ON.

THINK ABOUT IT IF 40 TO 50%

OF THE COUNTRY FEELS LIKE

THEIR RIGHTS TO FREE

EXPRESSION IS LESS WORTHY OF

PROTECTION THAN THAT OF ANY

GARDEN VARIETY LEFTIST?

WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE OUR

FIRST AMENDMENT?

AS A SHELL OF ITS FORMER

SELF IS THE ANSWER.

THERE IS A CONTRACTION OF

FREE SPEECH AROUND US.

FEW SEEM TO EVEN NOTICE.

MANY OF YOU HAVE BECOME

ACCUSTOMED TO EDITING

YOURSELVES.

LET'S FACE IT EXPRESSING

VIEWS THAT JUST FIVE OR 10

YEARS AGO WERE CONSIDERED

MAINSTREAM CAN NOW GET YOU

FIRED.

IT CAN CAUSE TO YOU LOSE A

PROMOTION.

OR YOU COULD BE BRANDED A

HATER.

OR, YES, YOU CAN GET

BOYCOTTED.

SADLY, WITH PEOPLE LIKE

CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS AND

MATT HINTOFF GONE.

THERE ARE A ONLY A TRUE

LIBERALS ON THE SCENE TO

EXCHANGE THE VIGOROUS

EXCHANGE OF IDEAS.

>> I HAVE BEEN THE VICTIM OF

A BOYCOTT.

>> I AGREE WITH YOU.

>> I LOST A JOB ONCE.

IT IS WRONG.

YOU SHOULDN'T DO THIS BY

TEAM.

IT IS THE MODERN WAY OF

CUTTING OFF FREE SPEECH.

>> Laura: AND THE GOAL POSTS

BY THE WAY ARE FOREVER

MOVING.

EVERY DAY MORE ISSUES ARE

TAKEN OFF THE TABLE ALL

TOGETHER AND MAY LONGER BE

DEBATED AT ALL.

SO, IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU

ARE AGAINST AFFIRMATIVE

ACTION.

YOU ARE A RACIST.

AND IF YOU WEAR A MAKE

AMERICA GREAT AGAIN HAT TO A

GUN CONTROL RALLY AND GET

BEATEN UP, WELL, DON'T

EXPECT A LOT OF SYMPATHY

FROM THE ATTENDEES.

AND IF YOU PRAISE THE

MILITARY SKILL OF ROBERT E.

LEE, YOU ARE LIBEL TO BE

BRANDED A DEFENDER OF

SLAVERY IN THE "NEW YORK

TIMES."

REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED

DURING THE CAMPAIGN WHEN

SOMEONE LEFT WING NUT CASES

IN SAN JOSE GOT THEIR HANDS

ON A TRUMP SUPPORTER?

THIS IS THE INTOLERANT LEFT

IN ACTION.

WHETHER IT'S STRIKING VOICES

FROM SOCIAL MEDIA, OR

DRIVING CERTAIN VIEWPOINTS

ON THE AIRWAVES.

BEATING PEOPLE UP,

ORGANIZING BOYCOTTS, FOR

PERCEIVED UNFORGIVABLE

OFFENSES OR PREVENTING

SPEAKERS FROM BEING HEARD ON

A COLLEGE CAMPUS, IT'S ALL

COMING FROM THE SAME PLACE.

A DESPERATE DESIRE TO STOP

DEBATE BY BRANDING YOUR

OPPONENT UNACCEPTABLE, AND

DRIVING HIM OR HER FROM THE

PUBLIC SQUARE.

IN JUST THE PAST WEEK, WHILE

I WAS ON MY EASTER BREAK, WE

SAW MORE EXAMPLES OF THE

TOTALITARIAN AGENDA IN

ACTION.

POPULAR BLACK CONSERVATIVES

DIAMOND AND SILK NOTICED

THAT THEIR FACEBOOK FANS

WEREN'T RECEIVING

NOTIFICATIONS OF THE NEW

CONTENT THAT THEY WERE

POSTING.

FOR MONTHS, THEY BEGGED

FACEBOOK FOR ANSWERS.

WELL, ON THURSDAY, FACEBOOK

OFFICIALLY INFORMED THEM,

QUOTE: THE POLICY TEAM HAS

COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT

YOUR CONTENT AND YOUR BRAND

HAVE BEEN DETERMINED UNSAFE

TO THE COMMUNITY.

WELL, THEY SAY THEY NEVER

INFORMED ABOUT HOW THEIR

VOIDIOS OR BRAND WERE UNSAFE

BUT THEIR FANS ARE STILL NOT

RECEIVING NOTIFICATIONS AND

FACEBOOK SAYS THERE IS NO

APPEAL.

IT FEELS LIKE WE'RE ALL,

AGAIN, IN COLLEGE.

THAT THE SPEECH POLICE

DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR

FOCUS.

CHANGE YOUR TONE.

CHANGE THE SUBJECT.

OR ELSE.

THEN THERE WAS CONSERVATIVE

WRITER, KEVIN WILLIAMSON.

FORMERLY A NEVER TRUMPER AT

NATIONAL REVIEW.

HE WAS HIRED IN MARCH BY THE

ATLANTIC TO GREAT FANFARE.

WELL, THAT ALL CHANGED LAST

WEDNESDAY WHEN THE SOROS

FUNDED MEDIA MATTERS DOUG UP

AN OLD PODCAST WHERE

WILLIAMSON DESCRIBED

ABORTION AS HOMICIDE.

AND HE SUGGESTED THAT IT

SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE ANY

OTHER CRIME, UP TO AND

INCLUDING HANGING.

THAT'S PRETTY ROUGH STUFF

BUT SO IS ABORTION.

THE ATLANTIC EDITOR JEFFREY

GOLDBERG ANNOUNCED THAT THEY

WERE PARTING WAYS WITH

WILLIAMSON BECAUSE, QUOTE:

THE LANGUAGE USED IN THE

PODCAST WAS CALLUS AND

VIOLENT.

THIS RUNS CONTRARY TO THE

ATLANTIC'S TRADITION OF

RESPECTFUL, WELL-REASONED

DEBATE AND TO THE VALUES OF

OUR WORKPLACE.

OF COURSE, MILLIONS OF

AMERICANS BELIEVE THAT

ABORTION ITSELF IS CALLUS

AND VIOLENT.

MOST OBVIOUSLY TO THE

INNOCENT LIFE IT DESTROYS.

NEVERTHELESS, ANOTHER

NON-LIBERAL VOICE WAS

SNUFFED OUT AT YET ANOTHER

ESTEEMED PUBLICATION.

MY FRIENDS, SOMETHING ALARM

SOMETHING TAKING PLACE.

THE FREE SPEECH CLAUSE OF

OUR CONSTITUTION DOESN'T

JUST APPLY SPEECH THAT THE

ELITES DEEM ACCEPTABLE.

IT IS EXISTS TO SUPPORT

SPEECH THAT IS BY ITS NATURE

OFFENSIVE.

OFFENSIVE TO PEOPLE IN POWER

OFFENSIVE AT TIMES TO

LAWMAKERS.

OFFENSIVE TO FACEBOOK, AND

EVEN OFFENSIVE TO THE COOL

CROWD THAT THINKS ABORTION

IS JUST A SACRED RIGHT AND

THAT TRUMP HIMSELF IS A

DANGEROUS DICTATOR.

WE INDEED ARE REACHING A

CRISIS POINT.

WHERE CULTURAL WALLS HAVE

NOW BEING ERECTED TO

CONSCRIPT AND STEAL FREE

SPEECH IN AMERICA.

WE CANNOT LET THIS CONTINUE.

AT THE END OF TONIGHT'S

SHOW, I'M GOING TO BE

ANNOUNCING MY RESPONSE TO

THIS DANGEROUS EPIDEMIC AND

WHAT THIS SHOW WILL DO IN

THE COMING WEEKS TO EXPOSE

THE PERPETRATORS, THEIR

TACTICS, THEIR MAJOR

PLAYERS, AND THEIR FUNDERS.

THEIR EFFORTS ARE STALINIST,

PURE AND SIMPLE.

THEIR OBJECTIVE IS A TOTAL

TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICAN

SOCIETY, NOT THROUGH

RATIONAL DISCOURSE AND OPEN

DEBATE, BUT THROUGH PERSONAL

DEMONIZATION AND SILENCING.

TRUE LIBERALS AND

CONSERVATIVES SHOULD DEFEND

THE FREE SPEECH ANYWHERE AND

EVERYWHERE BECAUSE THE

TABLES CAN TURN QUICKLY.

TODAY IT'S CONSERVATIVES

BEING TARGETED.

TOMORROW IT COULD BE LEFT OF

CENTER VOICES AS WELL.

I SAY LET THE DEBATE

CONTINUE.

WHAT THE SPEECH CZARS DON'T

SEEM TO APPRECIATE IS THAT

THERE ARE AS MANY IF NOT

MORE OF US THAN THERE ARE OF

THEM.

AND WE WILL NEVER RELENT.

AND WE WILL NEVER GIVE IN.

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