Make no mistake about it, liberals are against freedom of the press, freedom of religion, the right to bare arms. It goes without saying that the liberal agenda is to suppress alternate view points. This is the same authoritarian thinking of tyrants. We point to the dictators of the past.
Five people were arrested as fights broke out and at least one American flag was burned Saturday after a college Republican rally in Seattle drew counter-protesters. This is another example of the vehement hate of the Left. To allow alternate views is an attack on them. Therefore, they must stop free speech that speaks the truth at all costs.
Shapiro said that campus security and law enforcement did their job and that he did not have a lot of disruption during his speech. However, Shapiro told Laura Ingraham that the college restricted access to his speech and decided to offer formal counseling to those hurt by the fact he was visiting the Storrs, Conn. campus.
Click here for Ben Shapiro at Berkeley (a worthwhile youTube video).
The campus and surrounding Berkeley streets were under tight security after a series of previous events turned violent.
City and campus officials anticipated protests against Shapiro, and prepared for possible violence with a variety of new strategies and tightened security. It was not immediately clear whether the people arrested Thursday were protesters.
The Berkeley College Republicans invited right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to speak last February, but the event was abruptly canceled when masked left-wing anarchists rioted outside the event to shut it down.
A planned speech by author Ann Coulter was canceled in April.
Police with riot gear surrounded the plaza outside Zellerbach Hall, where Shapiro spoke.
For the first time in two decades, officers were armed with pepper spray after the city council modified a 1997 ban at an emergency meeting this week.
“We have seen extremists on the left and right in our city,” said Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin, a Democrat who backed the police request to use pepper spray. “We need to make sure violence is not allowed.”
Back in time when Brandeis University of all places prevented Ayaan Hirsi Ali from speaking on campus. This was a deplorable decision by the University named after a Supreme Court Justice. It cast a black mark across the iconic University.
Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaks out on Brandeis decision to withdraw degree
Exclusive: Ayaan Hirsi Ali on withdrawal of honorary degree
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a staunch critic of Islam and its treatment of women who was supposed to receive an honorary degree from Brandeis University only to have it withdrawn amid criticism of her political positions, told Megyn Kelly Wednesday that she wasn’t surpised by the school’s decision.
“Everytime I say, ‘hey, it’s important that we talk about this’ … you have people like (the Council on American-Islamic Relations) who deny this,” Ali said on “The Kelly File.” “This should be addressed.”
Ali said she wasn’t surprised that the degree was rescinded, though she said she was surprised it was offered in the first place.
“I’m used to it,” Ali said. “What surprised me is the decision by Brandeis, first to say we want to give you this honor, we know what you do. In the age of Google, all of this is out there, it’s all public.”
She went on to speculate that the decision was motivated in part by a fear of offending Muslims.