University of Berkeley – Haven of Free Speech!

The University of Berkeley Campus lit up in self-righteous indignation recently as protesters made it known that they disagreed with the scheduled talk by Milo Yiannopoulos. Violent protests actually shut down Milo’s talk and security had to get him and his crew safely away as there were threats of possible bodily harm. You have to wonder exactly what these student ‘intelligentsia were, in reality, protesting and how would Milo Yiannopoulos’ talk deny them of any personal rights.

According to the United States First Amendment to the Constitution, we are allowed:

1. Freedom of speech which means the right to give a talk on just about any subject without threat of violence or being shut down.

2. We have a right to peaceably assemble which is what Milo and his audience were attempting to do in a civilized manner.

Basically, in all things except physical or character harm to another, Milo’s talk should have been able to proceed as planned. If you follow the news, this did not happen and the Berkeley Campus was battered, burned, and property destroyed even after the talk was cancelled. The University of California Berkeley – the site of the student Free Speech Movement of the 1960’s protested free speech. Whatever strength the Berkeley students might have evidenced in the 1960’s was certainly watered down to nothing during their rabid protest against another person’s right to speak and fellow students to listen.

Along with the First Amendment rights so blatantly disregarded on the Berkeley Campus, many other personal rights were ignored.

There were no arrests during the protest even as property was damaged and well-being of others threatened. Don’t people have an unbiased right to police protection?

Freedom from bodily harm was threatened. There is video of a young woman who was attacked and sprayed with pepper spray because she supported the President of the United States. Isn’t she allowed to support the standing President of the United States? What right does someone have to hurt another person because they disagree with them?

What about the people who wished to listen to Milo Yiannopoulos’ talk? Doesn’t every citizen have a right to do so without threat?

What about the administration of the college? Parents who send their children to college do expect there to be some element of safety there.

Strange, too, that so many protesters aka rioters appeared so quickly and with so much organization. It’s almost like they had been paid to do it . . Of course, that could have been determined early on if the police had started making arrests and checking student ID cards.

If you stop to think about the situation, it might be a civil liberties case needed to rectify the Berkeley problem. We do have the First Amendment but everyone has civil rights guaranteed to them, too.

Higher Education, Lower Expectations?

Just when you thought the weather had a chance of changing, the snowflakes are back! Administrators at over thirty colleges and universities have made statements opposing President Trump’s executive order on immigration. Some of the schools are offering counseling and mental health services for the students unable to deal with reality. I bet another load of coloring books are on order and the hot cocoa wagon is just around the corner.

Makes one wonder what happened to the halls of higher learning where one could argue their side of a situation, exchange ideas, perhaps, even yell a bit and no one puddled up into a trampled snowflake because someone disagreed with them. Back in the days when you started growing up in college, if you disagreed, you researched your side and came back with a good, solid, basis for what you thought . . . or shut up when you discovered you were wrong and learned something in the process.

Praying for the Inauguration

Unprecedented threat level for Trump Inauguration – Headlines like that are disgusting especially since it is fueled by leftist organizations/people/Hollywood, etc. Don’t they understand ‘united we stand, divided we fall’ or are snowflake brains the first to melt when exposed to common sense?

So, tell me . . .Do you remember the riots that ensued the night obama was first elected president? What about the senseless destruction of public and private property as the conservative factions vented their anger at losing the election? Remember how conservatives/Republicans crashed the many parties and balls organized to celebrate obama’s first and second election? What about all the bomb threats that came pouring in and the instructions all over Facebook on how to destroy an elected president’s victory?

You can’t recall this because none of that happened after two Democratic wins to the White House. Sure, many of us were sad and worried with good reason but the elections had been fair (mostly!) and it was a done deal . . . until the next election period. Republicans didn’t buy people to riot or provide transportation to potential attack sites. Nope, they congratulated the new president even while planning a comeback . . . which happened last November.

The election sure highlighted how low the nation had sunk with the me, me, me, selfie world it had become. It showed up how truly skewed the educational system is when instead of telling students to grow up, they provided the distraught students with hot cocoa and coloring books and excused them from exams.

All the politicians in office, Democrat and Republican are there because they were voted into office by ‘we, the people’. ‘We the People’ spoke and one of those political parties and, unfortunately, some of the Republican party decided that it was ‘their way or no way’ which is why tax payer money will be poured into protecting the inauguration of the new president from American citizens. Something is very wrong with that picture.

We’ve evolved into a country where no feelings should ever be hurt and everyone gets a trophy even if they call in sick the day of the competition. President-Elect Trump has upset that mental apple cart and liberal tolerance has flown along with their mental faculties. The poor babies didn’t realize that tolerance means toward everyone and how to suck it up when they lose.