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The Left Silences Debate
American Thinker ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ben Voth

Posted on 02/17/2017 9:21:30 AM PST by Kaslin

This week the nation’s top debate coaches released their recognition of the top collegiate policy debate teams. This exceptional group of sixteen teams receives pre-bids to the National Debate Tournament at the end of March and will have strong potential toward winning the national title in debate at the tournament to be held at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Two of the nation’s top teams that made this elite selection are from Berkeley, a campus recently racked by violent demands for the suppression of free speech. Incredibly, Berkeley’s teams and one other team from California who made the cut, will not attend the National Debate Tournament. That is because the state of California has banned all university related personnel from traveling to four states around the nation: Kansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi, on the specious grounds that these states have all passed “anti-LGBT legislation.” All debate teams from California state schools are practically banned from attending the national debate tournaments being held in the state of Kansas in March.

As California continues upon a path of ideological ricochet that in many quarters seeks complete separation from the nation, the prospects for freedom of speech have declined to incomprehensible limits. America’s college campuses -- especially those in California -- are not simply victims of this trend, they are also important agitators for this breach of our most important civil rights. The free speech movement that began at Berkeley has come full circle. Violence against free speech is now argued by the university to be a moral end. Ironically, it was 50 years ago, that a great debater spoke on that campus urging for greater free speech in order to overcome the nation’s scourge of racism. James Farmer Jr. was a prelude to the free speech movement of 1964.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: presidenttrump

1 posted on 02/17/2017 9:21:30 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

So much for the self-proclaimed party of diversity, tolerance, free speech, and to-the-death opposition to censorship.


2 posted on 02/17/2017 9:28:14 AM PST by ctdonath2 (Understand the Left: "The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the Revolution.")
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To: Kaslin

I get a kick out of it every time the Ivy League Law Schools have their Debate with JAILHOUSE LAWYERS, The Convicts Destroy them EVERY TIME. Pretty Funny to watch.


3 posted on 02/17/2017 9:29:07 AM PST by eyeamok (destruction of government records.)
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To: Kaslin

The Ivy League Lawyers don’t know duck shit from apple butter about the law or the practice thereof it.


4 posted on 02/17/2017 9:32:00 AM PST by sport
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To: eyeamok

“I get a kick out of it every time the Ivy League Law Schools have their Debate with JAILHOUSE LAWYERS, The Convicts Destroy them EVERY TIME. Pretty Funny to watch.”

How many times have they debated?????

Even I could win against them in that their ‘forced’ position was that public schools had to enroll illegal aliens!


5 posted on 02/17/2017 9:49:10 AM PST by TexasGator
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To: sport

“The Ivy League Lawyers don’t know duck shit from apple butter about the law or the practice thereof it.”

I will forward your comments to McConnell so he will instruct the senate to vote against Gorsuch.


6 posted on 02/17/2017 9:51:14 AM PST by TexasGator
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To: TexasGator

Not very often because they always get SKUNKED.

Harvard’s prestigious debate team loses to New York prison inmates

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/oct/07/harvards-prestigious-debate-team-loses-to-new-york-prison-inmates


7 posted on 02/17/2017 9:53:36 AM PST by eyeamok (destruction of government records.)
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To: eyeamok

Your debating skills are lacking.


8 posted on 02/17/2017 10:06:30 AM PST by TexasGator
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To: Kaslin

As long as there two human beings alive on this planet, there will be debates.

Those that wish to stifle “dee-bates”, have been known to end up receiving “dah blast” of the firearm’s retort!


9 posted on 02/17/2017 10:19:12 AM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: TexasGator
Whatever turns you on. You are a Gentleman and Scholar.
10 posted on 02/17/2017 10:19:12 AM PST by sport
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To: Terry L Smith

“As long as there two human beings alive on this planet, there will be debates.”

Not if the last two are husband and wife.


11 posted on 02/17/2017 10:23:40 AM PST by TexasGator
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To: TexasGator

You got that right!


12 posted on 02/17/2017 12:47:29 PM PST by rdb3 (I'm worthless to one, but priceless to two. What am I?)
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