Every good Republican has a tank…. part of the right to bear arms …so says MSNBC Chris Matthews.
Thursday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews said Republicans were “fanatics” on guns and that they even supported private ownership of tanks.
Chris Matthews added, “Well you know what the Republican’s says in their platform that the right to bear arms precedes the Constitution. It’s a God-given sort of theological right. They treat this like religion. I don’t know how to explain it. It’s a religious, essential notion to them that everybody should have any kind of gun they want, any—a bazooka, a tank. They never put a limit on it, ever.”
Firenze Sage responds: Yes, Chris, it is an unalienable right to defend oneself against the govt so as to protect your right to say stupid things.
Ex-President of Mexico Fox speaks at Berkeley. On immigration and other issues. Conservative Ann Coulter — scheduled to speak April 27 on immigration — cannot.
CAL Berkeley tells conservative Ann Coulter that the university cannot protect her from possible riots. Therefore, CAL Berkeley told Coulter she cannot come on campus to discuss immigration on April 27.
Don’t the police protect students and visitors to the CAL Berkeley campus?
It’s time for the Berkeley and Oakland police to protect life and property of students and visitors to the CAL Berkeley campus?
What did the former President of Mexico Fox say about immigration? That would be an interesting conversation — Ann Coulter and ex-President Fox discussing immigration.
Former President of Mexico Fox continues to engage in political discourse, most noticeably through his tweets in which Fox expresses his open disagreement with President Trump’s stances on immigration, and calls for the American public to “wake up.”
CAL Berkeley, a liberal college, had to “cancel” yet another guest speaker because of safety concerns. The Berkeley College Republicans, BridgeCal and Young America’s Foundation were planning on having Ann Coulter address their groups, until they received an email from the university’s vice chancellors.
“We have been unable to find a safe and suitable venue for your planned April 27 event featuring Ann Coulter,” vice chancellors Scott Biddy and Stephen Sutton emailed the student groups. “In the wake of events surrounding the planned appearance by (right-wing speaker) Milo Yiannopoulos in February, as well as several riots which have occurred in recent weeks in the city of Berkeley, we have increased our scrutiny regarding the time and location of high-profile speakers so that these events can go forward unimpeded.”
The university also requested that if Coulter should decide to still come to the campus, that they not disclose the location until closer to the event and only students would be allowed to attend. She agreed to the conditions but told the university she had her own conditions, as described on YAF’s blog:
1) That the University of California chancellor request that the Oakland chief of police refrain from telling his men to stand down and ignore law-breaking by rioters attempting to shut down conservative speakers, as he has done in the past; and
2) That UC-Berkeley announce in advance that any students engaging in violence, mayhem or heckling to prevent an invited speaker from speaking would be expelled.
As Coulter explained, “If Berkeley wants to have free speech, it can have it.”
Last week, conservative speaker David Horowitz’s speech was also canceled after UCB police told the student groups Horowitz’s safety could not be ensured. The decision was made after the university instructed the group to hold the event during the middle of the day and on the outskirts of campus.
The Republican groups on Cal’s campus feel the cancelation of conservative speakers is an infringement upon their First Amendment right to free speech.
Now the question becomes: will Berkeley ever do anything to ensure conservatives can come to the liberal hotbed without a riot ensuing?
My guess? It’s probably not at the top of their priority list.
“Yes, it was officially banned,” Coulter said of her planned April 27 appearance. “But they can’t stop me. I’m an American. I have Constitutional rights.”
Coulter had accepted an invitation from two campus groups — the Berkeley College Republicans and BridgeUSA — to deliver a speech about immigration, the topic of her last two books, both of which were New York Times bestsellers. “If that’s banned, then no conservative can speak,” Coulter told THR on Wednesday.
“Meanwhile, corrupt banana republic leaders like Vincente Fox have the red carpet rolled out for them on the taxpayer’s dime.” Fox, the former president of Mexico, spoke in Berkeley this week.
Freedom to travel: Safe travel increases for Americans? Trump hires 5,000 more Border Patrol and 10,000 more federal enforcement (ICE) and can deputize local law enforcement to enforce immigration laws. Americans warned about travel around Mexico. Mexico becomes less safe by the day with gun battles in the streets and warnings where and updates where not to travel. written by C. Jackson
Approximately 100 professors at the University of California Berkeley have signed on to a letter asking the school chancellor to cancel the February 1 appearance by conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.
According to The Daily Californian, the January 3 letter originated with a dozen professors who deem Milo’s conduct “harassment, slander, defamation, and hate speech,” and as such violates the college’s code of conduct.
Nearly 90 additional profs have signed on since.
“We believe wholeheartedly in free speech and in the presentation of views that may be controversial or disturbing, politically or personally,” said David Landreth, one of the 12 who composed the letter (and whose “main expertise” is materialism — “in its Marxist, ancient, and ‘new materialist’ manifestations”).
“However,” he added, “Mr. Yiannopoulos’s public talks routinely veer into direct personal harassment of individuals; they often also call for such harassment and aim to incite it.”
Firenze Sage: Why — oh — why should we care what an “expert” in materialism thinks? Poor baby may get personally harassed.
Prof Put on Leave for Comparing Black Lives Matter to KKK in Facebook comment. Free speech?
The University of Virginia announced Friday that a professor has agreed to take leave after posting a Facebook comment that called Black Lives Matter racist and compared it to the Klu Klux Klan.
In a Friday statement to the campus, Provost Tom Katsouleas slammed business professor Douglas Muir’s Facebook post, emphasizing the university’s commitment to fighting racism and social injustice.
Katsouleas seemed to say that Muir’s opinion, in and of itself, threatened free speech on campus.
The university’s commitment to social justice “in no way squelches academic freedom, which welcomes dissent and encourages the voices of others whose perspectives may differ from ours—thereby adding new insights to our own,” Katsouleas wrote. “But statements such as Mr. Muir’s do not foster intellectual exploration, nor do they encourage the voices of others. … We can engage in healthy debate and respectful disagreement without offering insults that suppress the free expression of ideas.”
Firenze Sage: We encourage free speech that we feel fosters intellectual exploration and encourage voices of others. And we decide if it does!! Do these academics even read what they write?