The Anti-Free Speech Movement – UC Berkeley’s gravediggers of freedom.

UC Berkeley, birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, has stabbed free speech in the back once again.

Last week it effectively canceled a long planned speech by David Horowitz. Today it canceled a long planned speech by Ann Coulter scheduled for April 27.

As they did with Horowitz, UC officials, citing safety concerns, first tried to bureaucratically shrink the Coulter speech out of existence by informing Young Americans for Freedom, sponsors of the event, that Coulter could speak only in the afternoon when students were in classes; that only students could attend; and, in a Kafkaesque twist, that the location of the speech would be distant from the center of campus and not be announced until just before it occurred.

  • canminuteman

    We should take the “THIS IS WAR” sign at it’s word and shoot the people holding it.

  • Alain

    Horowitz is spot on when it says that conservatives need to stop trying to play nice, because this is a street fight. Claiming to take the “moral high ground” by not resorting to the Left’s tactics is granting victory to the Left.