As we reported earlier, student protests, which included two brief hunger strikes, led to the resignation of Mary Spellman, the Dean of Students at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif.
An editorial in a student newspaper, the Claremont Independent, has taken a stand against the anti-free speech madness:
— ClaremontIndependent (@CmontInd) November 13, 2015
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) November 13, 2015
ABSOLUTE MUST READ, HEROIC> Claremont McKenna student paper stands up to student fascists & cowardly administration. https://t.co/x92noDyUjH
— Roger Simon (@rogerlsimon) November 13, 2015
— Lloyd Green (@LloydGreen9) November 13, 2015
Here’s how the editorial closes:
We are adults, and we need to be mature enough to take ownership of and responsibility for our feelings, rather than demanding that those around us cater to our individual needs. The hypocrisy of advocating for “safe spaces” while creating an incredibly unsafe space for President Chodosh, former Dean Spellman, the student who was “derailing,” and the news media representatives who were verbally abused unfortunately seemed to soar over many of your heads.
Lastly, we are disappointed in students like ourselves, who were scared into silence. We are not racist for having different opinions. We are not immoral because we don’t buy the flawed rhetoric of a spiteful movement. We are not evil because we don’t want this movement to tear across our campuses completely unchecked.
We are no longer afraid to be voices of dissent.
Well said, Claremont Independent!
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 13, 2015
@instapundit This needs to go out to every college going through this ridiculous nonsense and it be heard nation wide. It's the truth.
— Francis Montgomery (@montysrebels) November 13, 2015
@instapundit Love it! The best response so far to the "free speech" thugs.
— FREE-Man (@BotchedLobotomy) November 13, 2015
The comments are illuminating. There's real fear of the Idiot Children out there. https://t.co/kPrUeDxQVu
— Jor El (@JorElishere) November 13, 2015
— dcbsky (@dcbsky) November 13, 2015
Uh oh… they gonna be bullhorned fer sure. Break out the safe spaces. https://t.co/We2DGL7tYW
— Odel Roo (@Odel_Roo) November 13, 2015
— Kay Brooks (@KayBrooks) November 13, 2015
Most students are not leftist race agitators. We need to hear from more of them. https://t.co/WsYRmiXBXE
— Elijah Rhodes (@zelijahrhodes) November 13, 2015
Bravo to @cmontlnd the Claremont conservative paper for standing up to their campus cry-bullies https://t.co/icPmvdTYwT
— Eli Lake (@EliLake) November 13, 2015
Colleges around the country need to hear from more voices of reason like those at the Claremont Independent.