The Left Can’t Stop Campus Riots Like Middlebury’s Because Their Ideology Deserves Blame

Liberals need to appreciate the dangers posed by a radical movement that rejects the principles of intellectual freedom and freedom of expression.

The Middlebury College protest on March 2 that silenced an invited speaker and hospitalized a popular professor has continued to garner attention.

More than 100 Middlebury professors—included the one injured in the encounter—have signed a statement of principles, Free Inquiry on Campus, upholding the classic virtues of “free, reasoned, and civil speech.” The document implicitly repudiates the actions of some other Middlebury professors who instigated the effort to deny Dr. Charles Murray the opportunity to speak on campus.

  • Gary

    NO NO NO …let the student beats up leftist teachers and torch the campus so they can see what everyone else with a triple digit IQ saw 20 years ago but were called haters and ignorant.

    In fact, Liberals in canada should wear a special button so when I see them getting beheaded by hooded men praising god in arabic….I can walk right by and know that they aren’t true muslims and that islam is a religion of peace .

  • Alain

    I note that those 100 professors, including the one assaulted, still cannot grasp the meaning and intent of free speech. It is not only “free, reasoned and civil speech”, but all speech except calling for and inciting violence. That is an example of the problem where only the chosen ones can define what is “reasoned and civil”. I also note that I have yet to hear any civil speech from the Left.

  • canminuteman

    I am enjoying watching the revolution eat its own.

  • Clausewitz

    When snowflakes riot they claim first amendment rights. Something they probably never read in their sad pathetic lives.

    Article [I] (Amendment 1 – Freedom of expression and religion) 13

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    They seem to have a hard time understanding what the word peaceably means.