Fox News- Looking to understand just how controversial the debate over free speech on our college campuses really is, filmmaker and satirist Ami Horowitz recently traveled to Yale University, one of our nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning, to speak directly to students.
“I decided to take this campus free speech debate to its logical conclusion,” said Horowitz, who asked students if they’d sign a petition calling for an outright repeal of the First Amendment. “The result was this unbelievable display of total stupidity.”
In fact, Horowitz discovered a solid majority of the students asked willingly signed the petition, with several expressing their enthusiastic approval for his anti-First Amendment efforts.
“I think it’s really awesome that you’re out here,” said one student.
And there you have it folks. Protest culture in a nutshell. I know just yesterday I said that a student's right to protest should be protected, but this is the exact reason why taking away that right has even been a topic of discussion. It's because people, and more specifically young adults, are so eager to join in on a cause that they literally don't even care what that cause is. These kids were so excited to be part of a protest that they didn't even realize that were signing their name to a petition that protests their right to protest. Holy shit Ivy Leaguers, you guys were our only hope! How the hell can I expect college football player's at Missouri to firmly grasp what they are arguing in favor of when I can't even expect the smartest of the smart to do so? I'm a goddamn idiot and even I know what the First Amendment entails. No, I don't know what any other amendment entails, but that's not the point. I know that the first one is super important, and so should these idiots that are getting a far superior education than I ever got.
I know what you are going to say. This guy only pieced together the responses from the clueless people that were willing to sign away their freedom of speech. You would be correct, but still, 50 dumb people is A LOT of dumb people when the target audience is Yale. I don't know what's more shocking, the fact that these kids didn't comprehend what they're signing off on or the fact that they didn't realize they were being made sport of? That is the most concerning thing. Not only were their actual smarts lacking, but their street smarts as well. It couldn't have been anymore obvious that this guy was being facetious. Never mind that he's doing so in a leather jacket and a Dodgers cap. Not exactly a protester's uniform if you ask me. If you don't want to use your brain while you're not in the classroom, or you don't have time to analyze what is being said to you then don't stop and listen to the stranger with the clipboard. I wouldn't blame you if you put your earphones in, your head down, and walked on by, but I will blame you for supposedly being a genius that knows less about the Constitution than myself.