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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
19% of students support violence to suppress free speech
This Bullshit Never Changes
Back in college Leftist trash La Raza members would come over to our Young Republican table and rip up our posters right in front of us. Fuck all Leftists and their bastard spawn.
(Infowars) - A new poll conducted by the Brooking Institution has found that 19% of students support the use of violence to shut down ‘offensive’ free speech and over half support the use of heckling to shut down speakers opposed by protesters.
When asked if it was acceptable for a student group to disrupt a “controversial speaker” by “loudly and repeatedly shouting so that the audience cannot hear the speaker,” 51% of students agreed with this compared to 49% who opposed it.
In other words, over half of students don’t support unimpeded free speech.
The students were then asked if it was OK for a student group opposed to the speaker to use “violence to prevent the speaker from speaking”.
19% agreed that violence was acceptable in this context, leading the Brookings Institution to comment that “the fraction of students who view the use of violence as acceptable is extremely high” and that “any number significantly above zero is concerning”.
A clear majority of students (62%) believe it should be “legally required” for a group to offer a platform to a speaker with an opposing point of view if that on-campus organization is “featuring a speaker known for making statements that many students consider to be offensive and hurtful.”