Texas College Student Suspended for Being Critical of Islam and Baltimore Riots
In this day and age it seems like no matter what you say or who you say it to, it’s offensive.
You could say you’re bending down to tie your shoe and some raging liberal will find a way to twist this incredibly mundane activity in to a form of sexism, racism, classism, or any other “ism” you can conjure up.
A student at Texas Christian University learned this lesson the hard way after he was suspended from campus activities for sending out tweets critical of Islam, the Baltimore riots, and Mexicans.
Harry Vincent, 19, a member of the campus’s College Republicans and the Young Americans for Freedom, was ordered to perform 60 hours of community service and told he must attend diversity training.
“They’re trying to make me out to be the classic, bigoted, hateful white male,” he said in an interview with Todd Starnes of Fox News. “That’s the complete opposite of what I am.”
Here’s a statement from the university:
When students’ conduct violates the university’s behavioral standards, they are subject to a disciplinary process and will be held accountable for their actions.
Here is what Vincent said in his tweets:
On the Baltimore rioters: “These hoodrat criminals in Baltimore need to be shipped off and exiled to the sahara desert. Maybe then they’ll realize how much we provide for them (welfare, college tuition, Obama’s phone’s, medicare, etc.”
On Islam: “This is clearly not a religion of peace.”
And in one more social media post he referred to Mexicans as “beaners.”
Vincent apologized for the last remark about Mexicans, and went on to say a “bully” who he doesn’t get along with is responsible for bringing the tweets to the attention of the school’s dean, Glory Robinson.
Here’s the part where things get even more outrageous. Check out what Robinson told Vincent he couldn’t use as a defense or risk getting “more severely punished.”
“Dean Robinson said I was going to need to write an apology letter and a letter stating what sort of punishment I thought I deserved. She told me not to use Freedom of Speech as a defense, or else I would be more severely punished.
Vincent then hired an attorney and attempted to appeal the board’s decision but was rejected. He went on to say he may join the Marines rather than return to TCU.
How scary is it that you can’t say what you want on your own social media pages without the PC Police coming out in full force to attempt silencing your freedom of speech?
What’s even more frightening is how the dean of the school is telling this dude he can’t use free speech as a defense. I mean, are you kidding me with that line of bull? This is exactly why the First Amendment exists in the first place!
Our society isn’t making much progress — real progress, not loony lefty, morally bankrupt progress — because we’re not allowed to freely and openly exchange ideas, to speak our minds, regardless of how offensive our opinions might be.
You see, when ideas are presented in an open fashion, truth always rises to the top. Always. These kind of exchanges allow for the truth to be seen, heard, and understood in a way that makes it easier to grasp and adopt, thus hearts and minds are changed.
When speech is shackled by hippie-dippie liberals it leads to stagnation, not equality.
Unfortunately, attempting to explain this concept to a liberal is like trying to hold a conversation with a gerbil drinking an espresso.