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Sun May 21, 2017, 06:52 PM

At Notre Dame, Pence attacks campus 'political correctness'

By BIANCA PADRÓ OCASIO 05/21/2017 02:30 PM EDT Updated 05/21/2017 05:08 PM EDT

Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday that attacks on freedom of speech on college campuses, including “administration-sanctioned political correctness,” are on the rise and “should not be met with silence.”

“This university is a vanguard of freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas at a time, sadly, when free speech and civility are waning on campuses across America,” he told the graduating class during a commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame.

“While this institution has maintained an atmosphere of civility and open debate, far too many campuses across America have become characterized by speech codes, safe zones, tone policing, administration-sanctioned political correctness — all of which amounts to nothing less than suppression of the freedom of speech,” the vice president added.

The former Indiana governor encouraged the graduates to speak up against “the increasing intolerance” toward opposing views, which he said are “destructive of learning.”

“As you, our youth, are the future, and universities, the bellwether of thought and culture, I would submit that the increasing intolerance and suppression of the time-honored tradition of free expression on our campuses jeopardizes the liberties of every American,” Pence said.

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DonViejo May 2017 OP
Wellstone ruled May 2017 #1
wcmagumba May 2017 #2
appleannie1943 May 2017 #3
leftstreet May 2017 #6
lindysalsagal May 2017 #4
Doreen May 2017 #5
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 06:55 PM

1. Oops,Mikie you stepped in it.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 07:00 PM

2. Hate speech okie dokie with Pence...

and his ilk...just no dining with any woman other than your wife (mother), that's just icky poo...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 07:05 PM

3. Weren't they doing just that when they walked out when he was introduced?

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Response to appleannie1943 (Reply #3)

Sun May 21, 2017, 07:44 PM

6. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 07:14 PM

4. These morons don't make a lick of sense.

"freedom" to the gop means "imposition"
"intolerance" to the gop means "lack of tolerance for hatred."

To quote Paul Simon, "I said, who do, who do you think you're foolin'?"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 07:41 PM

5. OK, maybe I am stupid but what I got from that

is that he's telling the other students who did not walk out that they need to stand against those who protest? So those who show intolerance of being treated badly or having rights taken away are in the way of education?

Sounds like another encouragement of violence to me.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 07:45 PM

7. Like isn't this a private Catholic college......

Pence really is a dumb ass.

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