Emory University takes action to stop free speech

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The coming dark age: Students at Emory University are protesting the horror of having to see the words “Vote Trump” and “Trump 2016” written in chalk throughout the campus last week, and the university president, in total sympathy with these horrified students, has agreed to take quick action to prevent such horrors in the future.

The letter the university president wrote is worth reading in its entirety, as it illustrates forcefully the uselessness of today’s academic elite and the worthlessness of a liberal arts education at most of today’s colleges. Here is just one quote:

Yesterday I received a visit from 40 to 50 student protesters upset by the unexpected chalkings on campus sidewalks and some buildings yesterday morning, in this case referencing Donald Trump. The students shared with me their concern that these messages were meant to intimidate rather than merely to advocate for a particular candidate, having appeared outside of the context of a Georgia election or campus campaign activity. During our conversation, they voiced their genuine concern and pain in the face of this perceived intimidation.

After meeting with our students, I cannot dismiss their expression of feelings and concern as motivated only by political preference or over-sensitivity. Instead, the students with whom I spoke heard a message, not about political process or candidate choice, but instead about values regarding diversity and respect that clash with Emory’s own.

In other words, these poor students might have to admit that there is at least one person on their campus who disagrees with them and supports Donald Trump. We can’t have that! The president then goes on to outline some vague actions he is going to take to prevent such dissent from happening again. These students mustn’t be subjected to a free and open debate. It might cause them to think!

In related news, a Hispanic businesswoman who expressed Latino support for Donald Trump at one of his rallies is now being threatened and harassed at her business.


  • wodun

    Its amazing how fast chalk graffiti, that SCOTUS determined was protected 1st amendment speech, goes from something that must be celebrated to something that must be hated.

  • Wayne


    Well said!

    Q:Is Emory a State University?

    This sort of thing is happening more & more, and is really… pathetic.
    (A generation of intolerant basket-cases, who all earned participation awards for just being alive.)

    I’m sure the Health Clinic on Campus can dispense the requisite amount of (free) Xanax & Adderall to sooth their wounded psyches.

    The wheel turns once more; the allegedly oppressed become the authoritarian/totalitarian oppressor’s.

  • Garry

    Notice that with liberals, it’s always about intent, and they assume that “the good guys” always have good intent, whereas “the bad guys” always have ill intent.

    If the graffiti were pro-Obama, it would be seen as inspirational and constructive.

    Everything is a Rorschach test to liberals, but they take it even further: their interpretation is unquestionably correct, and anyone with a different interpretation is evil.

  • Wayne

    Well said.

  • Edward

    Robert notices the irony. Trump campaign messages are considered by the students — and repeated by the Emory University president — as threats. But the restaurateur who supports Trump experienced true threats to her business. Apparently, to the left, disagreement is not only hatred but it is also a threat. Perhaps they are projecting their own misinterpretation of “disagreement” onto the rest of us.

    It is deemed by the left that to advocate for a candidate that they disagree with is a threat, but the left thinks it is OK to actually threaten a person who does such advocacy.

    I guess the left believes that we must all submit to their philosophy and deny our own non-leftist philosophies, otherwise we are subject to their hatred and their threats.

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