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President Obama was bound to receive a warm response from the audience attending his speech at the University of Central Missouri yesterday — because some students who disagreed with him weren’t allowed into the building.
Christopher White of The College Fix reports that students wearing “Tea Party T-Shirts and others who wore patriotic or Republican-inspired clothing” were turned away at the door under the guise of security concerns, despite the fact that they held tickets to the event.
A group of college republicans say they were denied entry into President Obama’s speech at the University of Central Missouri on Wednesday for security reasons.
Missouri College Republicans State Treasurer Courtney Scott told Campus Reform on Thursday that an unidentified police officer told the group they were barred from the event for “security reasons and for the president’s protection.”
“You will not be allowed any further,” the officer allegedly told the group of six College Republicans, dressed in republican and tea party clothing, as they attempted to enter the event.
Scott said each member of the group had a ticket to enter the event and that they arrived early complying with all rules.
“Obama was scheduled to speak at around 4 p.m., so around 3:30 pm we gathered our stuff up,” said Scott. “They had announced that there were to be no posters or anything so we dropped our stuff off. We were not carrying anything. We followed all the rules.”
Scott said the officer’s reasoning for stopping them seemed a bit odd.
Originally posted by redoubt
reply to post by Stormdancer777
Prior to his full ascension to power, Hitler's Nazi party security personnel would block attendees to speeches and rallies based on things like a person's religion and/or culture and dress style. They basically passed judgement on you by eyesight alone... and chances are if you were indeed blocked at some point, you may have ended life going up a camp chimney somewhere later.
I used to half-embrace the old, 'it can't happen here' concept because no matter how bad any of the political slants were, none were ready to turn the US into a police state.
The times, they are a changing... just as they have already changed.