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UC Berkeley Strikes Again: Coulter Canceled…She Plans to Speak Anyway

 

The University of California at Berkeley has been the poster child for the promotion of the New Fascism movement being perpetrated by the progressive left.

With their inability to consider or understand the viewpoints of their political opponents, liberals have been hard at work rewriting the definition of fascism.  One of their most powerful tools in this anti-American campaign has been to limit the freedom of speech as it applies to their dissenters.

Nowhere has this been more apparent than at the University of California at Berkeley – an ultraliberal campus in its own right, that may very well have jumped the shark with their recent behavior.

First, there were the riots, instigated by the violent and intolerant liberal New Fascists who refused to allow conservative icon Milo Yiannopolous to speak on campus.  There was widespread violence during the “demonstration”, and Milo’s appearance was canceled due to concerns over the safety of students.

Now, as conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter was preparing to speak at UC Berkeley, it seems as though these leftist tyrants have once again taken control of the campus.

“The campus that is the home of the historical free speech movement, UC Berkeley, has banned conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter, citing security threats.

“According to Young America’s Foundation, student organizers of an upcoming Ann Coulter event at the university were emailed by Berkeley administrators who claimed they were unable to ‘find a safe suitable venue’ for Coulter.

 “’Young America’s Foundation, BridgeCal and Berkeley College Republicans have been working together to produce a lecture at UC-Berkeley on April 27, 2017, by Ann Coulter, a twelve-time bestselling author, whose book, “Adios, America!” – a No. 2 New York Times bestseller — is widely credited with shaping President Donald Trump’s immigration views,’ announced Young America’s Foundation in a press release, Wednesday. ‘The topic of her speech was immigration.’”
The University was hoping that purposefully diminishing Coulter’s attendance through a series of confusing, last minute announcements regarding the appearance would help to stem the violence that campus liberals were hoping to commit.  Now, the conservative organization who has sponsored the event says that Coulter will show up as planned, regardless of the college’s capitulation of these radicalized New Fascists.
“’This is as clear-cut a case as it gets that public universities are using taxpayer dollars to shut down conservative speech, while allowing liberal speech only,’ Young America’s Foundation proclaimed. ‘UC-Berkeley has for example, welcomed the corrupt former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, who has cursed at and mocked Donald Trump, currently the President of the United States. The university, and U-C chancellor Janet Napolitano personally, have revealed themselves to be using taxpayer money for an unconstitutional purpose. Even after Coulter went along with their ruses and guises to shut down her speech, they simply announced, like Kim Jung Un, that it was cancelled.’

“’We have no intention of acceding to these unconstitutional acts,’ the organization concluded. ‘The Ann Coulter lecture sponsored by Young America’s Foundation will go forward.’

“Ron Robinson, the President of Young America’s Foundation, further declared in a quote that ‘Berkeley disappoints anyone who really believes in free speech.’

“’Their actions to ban conservatives while giving leftists a platform reinforces this fact,’ Robinson claimed. ‘It’s a shame that Berkeley is robbing its students of the opportunity to receive a well-rounded education.’”

During the Milo riots months ago, liberal agitators caused an estimated half million dollars in damage to the campus and surrounding city.

 

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