Leftist Latinos Demand End to Free Speech

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by: the Common Constitutionalist

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It’s a fact – possibly provable by science – that what little common sense many high school kids have, rapidly fades away when they go off to college. With any and all parental supervision removed, students believe they have license to be stupid.

Such it was at Cornell University, when a student and member of the Zeta Psi fraternity was heard chanting, “build that wall.”

The chant was heard, “near the Latino Living Center early Wednesday morning, less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump ordered the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] program,” writes the Cornell Daily Sun.

To clarify the above statement, as the Cornell Daily Sun will surely not, President Trump did not “end” the DACA program. He suspended it for six months to allow the correct branch of government, the Legislative, to craft a lawful solution.

They, like all other leftist journals, would prefer their readers to believe racist Trump just ended it. I’m not defending Trump’s decision. As it was an illegal action, I think he should have just ended it and left it at that, but I’m not president.

If I may digress further – why is there a campus “Latino Living Center,” (LLC) and who paid/pays for its construction, maintenance and operation? I know – these are rhetorical questions. Of course, tuition money and probably government grants did and do. In other words – directly and indirectly – we did.

And here I thought the left was all about inclusiveness. Yet at every turn we hear of another room, floor, housing facility and center dedicated to further segregating college students. How is this a good thing? If these students were told they must congregate at the Latino Learning Center, they would revolt. Yet, given a choice, they happily and voluntarily separate themselves. That’s diversity for you.

“Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi confirmed the incident in an email sent out to Cornell students Thursday morning. The email said that an individual has accepted responsibility. However Lombardi added that although he recognizes ‘rights of open expression,’ he is concerned about a ‘pattern of the marginalization of many members of the Cornell community.’

Allow to me translate. While Ryan Lombardi “recognizes” the right of free speech, he will never defend it. If he wished to defend free speech, he would say that he disagrees with the students chant, but he has every right to say it – period. Perhaps Mr. Lombardi should remember that the First Amendment is to protect speech we disagree with. Otherwise, it would not be necessary.

Both the student and the National Chapter of Zeta Psi apologized in writing to the LLC. Good enough – right? Wrongo! It isn’t now and will never be good enough for the leftist grievance industry.

Instead the La Associación Latina (LAL), umbrella organization for all things Latino on campus (and there are many), issued several demands of the fraternity. May I ask why the entire fraternity must be held to account for one member? Again – rhetorical.

They demanded that, “Zeta Psi hold their members involved accountable, that they issue a formal apology, that they accept sanctions and that they undergo diversity training.”

Anything else? Yep. The LAL also demanded that the entire Greek system admit that there is a culture of racism throughout. Oh – and they have two weeks “to come up with a plan to address the demands.” Now they’re attaching time tables to the demands.

This is what happens when you compromise. Give an inch and these radicals will demand a mile. And don’t think for a moment, if they give in to these current “demands,” it will end there.

While I agree that the wall must be built, the kid was stupid for chanting it. But if there is a price to be paid for his stupidity, it should be paid by him alone. And in America, there should be no price he should have to pay, beyond possible social ostracization. That’s between him and his peers.

This is just further proof of the lefts disdain of free speech – particularly on college campuses.

About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

2 comments on “Leftist Latinos Demand End to Free Speech

  1. If I agreed he was “stupid for chanting build the wall”, I’d still be in that same appeasement mode and I’m not. He was stating what he believes–what he FEELS in an environment which boasts it’s all about diversity, free speech, civil rights, FEELINGS, etc…all that good stuff. He wasn’t attacking anyone with bottles of water…or urine. He was being a me-centered, arrogant frat boy which is sadly, something that’s been around since there have BEEN frat boys or whatever exclusive clubs were called when the first university was begun.

    He was insensitive and should be embarrassed, though the “sensitivity training” being demanded they all get isn’t about any such thing as real “sensitivity” or those making the demands would also be in dire need of it. It’s pure progressive leftist socialist indoctrination using brainwashing and conditioning. All tyrannies use it at all levels.

    This entire university is in need of a thorough housecleaning of its socialist infestation. Of course, that would leave it largely empty but still…

    As a corollary, this adds even more evidence in the column supporting not only NOT further lowering voting age but actually increasing it to…oh…say, 30-ish [or at least back to 21]…when they’ve had at least a bit of time to live real life outside their ‘safe spaces’.

    • I’m certainly no appeaser. But I also think an in-your face attitude isn’t right either. What was the purpose of the chanting other than hollow in-your-face aggression. How is that designed to move the ball forward, unless you’re just looking to pick a fight. So I disagree he was just overcome or compelled to chant. He could have done that anywhere. He chose to do it in front of the dopey Latino Center. It was provocation – pure and simple

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