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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: Indigo5
Yes it is Berkley's fault that they refused to defend the rights of a speaker
Says which God and Which Master?
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth,the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
a reply to: neo96
So what part of Berkeley students been acting like Hitlers NSDAP did you miss ?
And if they are? It's a volatile situation - that hasn't happened yet. Some steps were taken to prevent the worst of it - but, in the end? She refused to show
I'm certain she might have been genuinely afraid. I don't actually blame her
Now, please explain why she is owed a stage
originally posted by: DBCowboy
If you are for free speech, you should be upset over this.
If you are not for free speech, you should be happy about this.
I see that there are those who are way too happy and defending the censorship of free speech.
Celebrate! You won! The bitch Coulter was silenced!
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: DBCowboy
She was silenced by choosing to not speak for free?
I don't think the threats of violence did much to deter her. She only backed out because no one was going to pay her for it.