Skip to comments.COLUMBIA PULLS U-EY: SCRAPS 'MINUTEMAN'
Posted on 09/19/2007 6:10:57 AM PDT by presidio9
Columbia University students have scrapped plans to hear from the founder of the Minuteman Project - a year after their classmates violently interrupted a speech by the anti-illegal-immigration activist.
The nonpartisan Columbia Political Union voted late Monday night to cancel a planned Oct. 4 appearance by Jim Gilchrist, who is based in California.
The student group said in a statement that
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Libs are all for free speech. As long as it’s speech they wanna hear.
“The nonpartisan Columbia Political Union”..LOLOLOLOL
Just for the record, “non-partisan” almost always means “liberal”.
The Columbia Administration is a bunch of cowards. Instead of standing up for free speech and inquiry, they let a group of thugs control who speaks at that University. All they care about is keeping things quiet and avoiding unpleasantness.
We arrived in NYC on a Friday evening, and our College Republican club president said as we were coming out of the subway that, "oh yeah, we're going to be protested." We arrived at the conference venue on campus, and saw about 100 protesters of various left-wing stripes shouting us down from behind a police barrier. The hatred was quite registerable. Their behavior was outrageous.
The Columbia administration appeased these protesters by limiting attendance to Columbia students on Saturday, effectively barring the students from other colleges and universities from attending. The conference organizers took everyone across the street to Morningside Park. The left-wing protesters caught wind of this, and they came in force. The NYPD had to come by and stand between because tensions between us and them were rising. I approached one of the leftists to see if I could get some of their material, and he wanted me to pay him for his "International Socialist Organization" paper. I persisted, and he finally gave me a free copy.
The whole experience opened my eyes to the threat that these people pose to our country and our civilization.
You can read more about this "incident" at Columbia Censors AIA Conference.
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