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Poll: High Rates Of U.S. College Students Support Violence, Shouting To Stop Free Speech
The Federalist ^ | September 22, 2017 | Joy Pullmann

Posted on 09/22/2017 8:41:10 AM PDT by Mafe

It’s not just crazy places like the University of California at Berkeley where surprisingly large numbers of U.S. college students believe that violence and shouting are acceptable methods to prevent people from saying things. Fifty-one percent of all U.S. college students believe shouting is an acceptable response to free speech, and one in five (19 percent) believe violence is an acceptable response, according to results from a national survey of 1,500 students in 49 states and DC.

Fifty-three percent of survey respondents said colleges should “create a positive learning environment for all students by prohibiting certain speech or expression of viewpoints that are offensive or biased against certain groups of people” rather than “create an open learning environment where students are exposed to all types of speech and viewpoints, even if it means allowing speech that is offensive or biased against certain groups of people.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thefederalist.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: antifa; college; crybullies; government; leftismoncampus; liberalfascism; local; political; polls; speech; speechcodes; teachers; tyranny
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This stuff is really starting to make me paranoid.
1 posted on 09/22/2017 8:41:10 AM PDT by Mafe
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To: Mafe
My intuitive poll results: +/- 75% of us older, patriotic guys are about sick of this shit and would welcome a resolution sooner rather than later.

/.02

2 posted on 09/22/2017 8:48:50 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Mafe

My question for these college cupcakes is simply this: “Are you willing to put your life on the line for your beliefs?”. As a vet and an Oathkeeper, I am.


3 posted on 09/22/2017 8:49:01 AM PDT by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: Mafe
The crybullies are taking over.
4 posted on 09/22/2017 8:49:44 AM PDT by NobleFree ("law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual")
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To: Mafe

This is what a generation raised on participation awards looks like. It will take another generation to clean this up. But these kids are lost.

Reality is a cruel teacher.


5 posted on 09/22/2017 8:54:30 AM PDT by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: Mafe

The fruits of the public school system and bubble-wrap parenting.

I would suggest that the real world outside of college would correct this, but that real world has become much to accommodating of safe spaces, “offensive” language, grievance groups and other foul bilge.


6 posted on 09/22/2017 8:54:32 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Mafe
From the author of the survey

Of the 1,500 respondents, 697 identified a Democrats, 261 as Republicans, and 431 as Independents. Another 111 respondents stated “Don’t Know” when asked to state their political affiliation. Of the 1,500 respondents, 1,116 are students at public institutions, and 384 are students at private institutions. This public/private split of 74 percent/36 percent among respondents approximately mirrors the split in the broader undergraduate population.

He doesn't say what schools, nor does he say how the students were contacted. For example, did he distribute the questionnaires through the Black Student Alliance, the Football team, or the Student Government? Clearly there is a very strong leftist skew.

7 posted on 09/22/2017 8:54:33 AM PDT by PGR88
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High Rates Of U.S. College Students Support Violence...To Stop Free Speech

That’s a sure way to cut short your budding career...and possibly your life.


8 posted on 09/22/2017 8:55:32 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Mafe; LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; beachn4fun
One of the BIGGEST victories you can gain over liberals is to beat them at politeness.
9 posted on 09/22/2017 8:57:12 AM PDT by SandRat ( VICTORIES THAT CNABE HAD O)
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Amen brother!


10 posted on 09/22/2017 8:59:45 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: robroys woman

I would say let them fail and learn from that, but a key aspect of the snowflake culture is that the right to fail has been prohibited. So failure, as us oldsters know it, is no longer a viable teaching tool.


11 posted on 09/22/2017 8:59:58 AM PDT by chimera
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To: Mafe

This is the kind of thinking that will lead us back to tyranny.


12 posted on 09/22/2017 9:03:15 AM PDT by IamConservative (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: SandRat

Or beat them into “politeness”.


13 posted on 09/22/2017 9:03:37 AM PDT by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: areukiddingme1

Damned right.


14 posted on 09/22/2017 9:04:10 AM PDT by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: Mafe

With their admission, turnabout is fair play.


15 posted on 09/22/2017 9:06:09 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Mafe

There’s also the issue that respondents could reasonably believe that giving the non-politically-correct answer could result in them being targeted as “racist neo-Nazis”.


16 posted on 09/22/2017 9:07:01 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Big governent is attractive to those who think that THEY will be in control of it.)
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To: Mafe

Here’s an article in Salon (which I saw on Facebook) arguing that right wing free speech isn’t really free speech but paid propaganda... so it’s ok to suppress it.

http://www.salon.com/2017/09/20/memo-to-berkeley-stop-confusing-free-speech-with-subsidized-speech/


17 posted on 09/22/2017 9:10:01 AM PDT by samtheman (As an oil exporter, why would the Russians prefer Trump to Hillary? (Get it or be stupid.))
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To: Mafe

Watch what you wish for, snowflakes. We have voices — and fists — too.


18 posted on 09/22/2017 9:16:32 AM PDT by IronJack (sh)
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To: Mafe
Shouting To Stop Free Speech....

Can they keep a beat?


19 posted on 09/22/2017 9:16:40 AM PDT by C210N (It is easier to fool the people than convince them that they have been fooled)
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To: SandRat

Snowflakes have never been taught that quality. Sad


20 posted on 09/22/2017 9:19:13 AM PDT by LUV W (Our troops are the best of the best and we should honor them EVERY day!)
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