College insanity is already on track to top what we witnessed last year.Between the Mizzou student protests, Oberlin complaints over “racist” cafeteria food, the Yale revolt over Halloween costumes, and safe spaces, it was hard to imagine 2016 could get any crazier.
Enter Emory University, where some students complained to the administration that they were “in pain.”The cause?
Someone had written “Trump 2016” in chalk around campus. The horror!
Naturally, iberals on campus quickly mobilized, protesting outside the administration building with signs reading “Stop Trump” and “Stop Hate.” One of the chants heard was “You are not listening! Come speak to us, we are in pain!”Last year the campus crybullys had success, but college administrations aren’t caving as easily this year. As Campus Reform reported, Emory’s President responded just as any president of a university should.
Despite pressure from students, Emory University President James W. Wagner has reaffirmed his school’s commitment to free speech.
On Friday afternoon, however, Wagner stepped out on to the quad to discuss the issue with students from Emory’s Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) chapter, who spent the day petitioning in support of students’ right to free speech, and Wagner himself joined in.A video obtained by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) shows Wagner taking a piece of chalk from the student petitioners and adding his own message to the sidewalk last Friday.
“EMORY STANDS FOR FREE EXPRESSION!” Wagner scrawled on the very same sidewalks where “Trump 2016” was written.
“We [were] doing this to reaffirm Emory’s commitment to freedom of speech and expression,” Reibman added. “By no means would writing Trump in chalk ever be considered so severe that it could be considered harassment.”
Here’s a solution to those students: if you don’t like Trump, don’t vote for him. Now how hard was that?
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]