After eight years of feeling empowered by the extremely liberal and intolerant Obama regime, a growing number of colleges and universities have taken policies to hinder, infringe or violate the constitutional rights of conservatives. Many universities have taken steps to eliminate the First Amendment right of free speech. Some have gone so far as to establish a tiny spot on campus designated as free speech zones, providing that free speech has been approved by campus authorities.
In 2015, a group of students at Amherst College calling themselves Amherst Uprising issued a list of demands given to university President Biddy Martin. One of those demands wants Martin to issue a statement that the university does not tolerate the actions of students who recently held up signs reading All Lives Matter and Free Speech. The signs and posters for free speech were referring to what recently happened at the University of Missouri.
Another demand made by Amherst Uprising demanded that the school use the disciplinary process against students who handed out free speech fliers. They also demanded that the university force these students to go through ‘extensive training for racial and cultural competency.’
A week earlier, students at the Mizzou and Yale protested that the administrations weren’t taking the actions on issues like race that the students believe should have been taken. Alan Dershowitz, a retired Harvard law professor referred to the students as book burners. He described the situations on the two campuses as ‘the fog of fascism is descending quickly over many American universities.’
In 2016, North Carolina State University instituted a policy requiring a person, persons or group to obtain a permit to conduct any kind of speech or communication anywhere on campus. The problem is that it seems no one else has been shut down for not having a permit like what happened to Grace Christian Life.
If you visit the university’s website and click on Mission, scroll down to where it lists NC State Values:
- Integrity—in the pursuit, creation, application, and dissemination of knowledge
- Freedom—of thought and expression
- Respect—for cultural and intellectual diversity”
Freedom? Not hardly if a conservative or Christian needs a special permit to exercise their First Amendment right of free speech. Sadly, the same thing has been happening on other campuses. Some have created free speech zones, a small remote location on campus where free speech is allowed, but then only after obtaining permission from college officials.
However, the University of Arizona in Tucson has gone one step further on the road to fascism and violating the rights of students. According to a recent report:
“Administrators at the University of Arizona are now accepting applications for ‘social justice advocates,’ whose job it is to snitch on other students accused of bias. They’re also expected to hold educational programs about “the mosaic of diversity, multiculturalism and inclusivity” and maintain ‘social justice bulletin boards’ in student residence halls.”
“The job, which officially calls (archived link) for the advocates to ‘report any bias incidents or claims to appropriate Residence Life staff,’ pays the student workers $10 an hour. They’re expected to work 15 hours a week, which means they could be making as much as $600 a month to police their fellow students.”
“Part of the job description reads:”
“‘The position also aims to increase understanding of one’s own self through critical reflection of power and privilege, identity and intersectionality, systems of socialization, cultural competency and allyship as they pertain to the acknowledgement, understanding and acceptance of differences. Finally, this position intends to increase a student staff member’s ability to openly lead conversations, discuss differences and confront diversely insensitive behavior’.”
Don’t forget that ‘social justice’ is the politically correct term for socialism. Knowing that most Americans instantly rebel against any notion of socialism, they coined the term ‘social justice’ to make it sound more acceptable. It means the exact same thing as socialism.
This position being created at the University of Arizona is nothing more than a position to restrict and trample on the First Amendment rights of conservative and Christian students. They’ll allow racial and gay activists to speak their mind, but let a conservative or Christian try to speak their mind and the new socialist police will descend on them like lions on a gazelle.
If you are a conservative and/or Christian parent, why in the world would you allow you son or daughter to attend fascist/socialist university like the University of Arizona?