By A.P. Dillon
Just last week, I was delving into the politically correct, First Amendment violating battlefields we call college campuses.
This week, we have President Obama condemning the ‘coddling’ of our college kids. Washington Free Beacon captured the meat of Obama’s comments:
“Sometimes there are folks on college campuses who are liberal, and maybe even agree with me on a bunch of issues, who sometimes aren’t listening to the other side, and that’s a problem too,” Obama said. “I’ve heard some college campuses where they don’t want to have a guest speaker who is too conservative or they don’t want to read a book if it has language that is offensive to African Americans or somehow sends a demeaning signal towards women.
“And you know, I’ve got to tell you, I don’t agree with that either. I don’t agree that you, when you become students at colleges, have to be coddled and protected from different points of view. You know, I think you should be able to—anybody who comes to speak to you and you disagree with, you should have an argument with them. But you shouldn’t silence them by saying, ‘You can’t come because I’m too sensitive to hear what you have to say.’ That’s not the way we learn either.”
So, the man whose ‘signature law’, Obamacare, defines children/dependents as people up to 25 years of age, says the same children shouldn’t be protected from different points of view.
‘You shouldn’t silence them’ but you ‘should have an argument with them’.
Right. Got it.
Just like he, master of the bully pulpit, listens to other points of view? No, he ignores them, marginalizes them and and the media assists in punishing them.
Those examples are just the ones off the top of my head. There are so many more. A good bet for another one is anytime he’s gone golfing, because that signals he’s recently just ignored someone or some issue, insulted someone or some group.
For more, see Townhall, who just this past Spring did a nice round-up of President Politically Correct’s greatest hits.
Over seven years, the one thing I would never call this President is open-minded to different points of view. He has one view, his.
I would call him a Political Correctness warrior, however, only when it suits his purposes and that’s sadly rather often.
I mean, come on… the man won’t even say the words Islamic Terrorism for crying out loud.
For the love of God, doesn’t anyone remember Attack Watch? Encouraging citizens to spy on their neighbors and report back ‘lies’ about Obama and his administration? Get the facts, fight the smears… anyone?
So here we are coming full circle, in a way because this is not about free speech or having meaningful debates. It is about unleashing
social justice warriors college kids into the 2016 debate, because you should argue with your neighbor and get in their face.
A.P. Dillon resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of LadyLiberty1885.com.
Her current and past writing can also be found at IJ Review, StopCommonCoreNC.org, Heartland.org and Watchdog Wire NC.
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