Over the last few decades, American colleges have turned into a left-wing sanctuary where students get radicalized in order to reject everything related to conservatism or a right-wing ideology. Lately, this problem has become even more dangerous after the academia started to embrace the censorship of free speech, to the point where any speaker that doesn’t share leftists ideas has got suspended and violently attacked. However, this issue may be coming to an end since a Congressman said that Congress could step in.
As reported by the Daily Wire, Republican Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) issued a blunt warning to every single college that restricts free speech on their campuses, claiming that if these institutions continue to allow this to happen “Congress may have to get involved.”
In the hours leading to Ben Shapiro’s speech at the University of California, Berkeley on Thursday, Jordan pointed out the concerning issue about colleges allowing these despicable acts. He explained that while these places have historically been the area where you have a full debate and make the best argument, they now have become a hostile environment for a conservative or libertarian.
Jordan said that while this group can get invited to speak on campus, they are later disinvited whether because of ideological differences or because it represents a threat to the college’s safety, considering the violent acts that leftist groups commit as a way of rejection.
Lamentably, Jordan’s remarks are backed by several incidents that have recently occurred in Berkeley, where conservative figures like Milo Yiannopoulos or Ann Coulter had to get their events canceled thanks to aggressive protests and riots committed by Antifa and student groups.
What seems to be the most dangerous element of this concerning issue is the fact that colleges seem unwilling to address this problem, and far from showing any kind of disapproval to these violent groups, they have never provided any measure to prevent this from happening.
In fact, there are some colleges that have even sided with the violent demonstrators, claiming that hate speech cannot be accepted in academia. In addition, there are some others that even justify the riots as a way of standing against fascism.
Regarding this delicate situation, Jordan, who has been considered a fierce proponent of free speech, asked Shapiro near the end of a July hearing if speech code shouldn’t it be the First Amendment.
Shapiro agreed and explained that America is moving into an extremely dangerous scenario where liberals are starting to identify free speech as some kind of violence, being one of the main reasons why many conservatives have been brutally rejected on campuses.
Moreover, Shapiro explained that the country is moments away from a real violent conflagration when you have a massive group of people that says that what you say is offensive to the point where they have to treat it as violence in order to feel protected.
Unfortunately, Shapiro’s remarks can be easily evidenced in groups like Refuse Fascism or Antifa, which has been characterized for executing extreme violence against anyone who they consider to be a Nazi or a fascist, which happens to be anyone who´s a conservative or libertarian.
Given this unpleasant environment America is experiencing, Jordan’s suggestion that the Congress could get involved seems as a necessary measure to solve a problem that academia is unwilling to do.
Of course, in case this proposition gets green light, the blowback is expected to be strong, considering that most of the colleges are extremely liberal and both professors and students would probably claim that this is an authoritarian action.
In fact, it is expected that the mainstream media comes out defending the academic institutions, given the fact that the left has consistently shown that they will never condemn their most despicable elements, no matter who violent they behave.
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This was perfectly clear in the aftermath of Charlottesville events, where the mainstream media refused to address the acts of Antifa. In fact, they still haven’t condemned their despicable acts, despite the numerous acts of violence they committed over the last few weeks.
This way, while Congress’ involvement on this issue is a great proposition that should get green light as soon as possible, this would be a controversial moment where the Democrats will execute at the highest intensity their victimhood narrative and grotesque demagoguery.
Just like the mainstream media, liberals still see academia as an untouchable institution. However, conservatives must always push for what’s right, despite the irrational opposition of the other side.