The Bill of Rights is being run through a shredder right before our eyes, beginning with one of our most cherished inalienable rights — the First Amendment freedom of speech.
In the wake of the takeover of the University of Missouri by an seemingly out-of-control, rebellious student mob, the campus police allegedly issued a directive to report any events of “hateful and/or hurtful speech.”
Journalist and Mizzou alumnus, Madi Alexander, tweeted:
Well, this is an interesting email. pic.twitter.com/apMCbpym3e
— Madi Alexander (@MadiLAlexander) November 10, 2015
Thoughts immediately turned to Orwell:
is this in America? https://t.co/tB8y2LpNT2
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZitoTrib) November 10, 2015
@MadiLAlexander Animal Farm!
— Fred Nicolaysen (@phred47) November 10, 2015
.@MadiLAlexander @KelseyRupp The Left, leveraging the police, to silence speech. Amazing.
— Snowflake Crusher (@Macrotots) November 10, 2015
@MadiLAlexander Hi, yeah, police? My editor just told me a sentence I wrote is dumb. Could you send someone over?
— Shawn Shinneman (@SDShinneman) November 10, 2015
One of the biggest ironies in this is that Mizzou is famed for its school of journalism. That fact wasn’t lost on social media users.
@MadiLAlexander So sad that a university built on the strength of its J-School and freedom of speech is coming to this.
— Mark (@MarkMizzouSteel) November 10, 2015
Then there was this observation.
@BonkPolitics WELL SAID.
— Maisyn May (@maciemayyyy) November 10, 2015
President Barack Obama’s actions have seemed to demonstrate his disdain for the Second and Tenth Amendments, as well as the First Amendment’s “Free Exercise” of religion clause.
Now our universities want to destroy the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech, lest someone’s feelings get hurt.
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