Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) has had all he can take of liberal educrats in Ivory Towers around the country shutting out conservative speakers from campus speeches.
And now he’s prepared to do something about it.
In a not-so-veiled statement ahead of Ben Shapiro’s speech at Berkeley, Jordan blasted, “If they’re allowed to speak at all, conservatives and libertarians get shouted down or in some cases actual riots break out. If public colleges and universities continue to allow this to occur, Congress may have to get involved.”
And what that involvement actually will look like has already been telegraphed by the administration: a cut-off of federal funding to those campuses, which often is the lifeblood of their operations.
Liberals are all about socialist principles until the green stops.
Here’s more from Redstate…
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is not one to sit back and allow ideological silencing to happen, especially if that silencing is being done through the violent means often exhibited at campuses like the University of California, Berkeley.
According to the DailyWire, Jordan issued a very clear warning to colleges who wish to prevent people like conservative commentator Ben Shapiro from speaking on campus.
Colleges have historically been that place where you make your best argument, have a full and robust debate, and let ideas flow. But now we often find that if you’re libertarian or conservative and are invited to speak on campus, you later get disinvited. If they’re allowed to speak at all, conservatives and libertarians get shouted down or in some cases actual riots break out. If public colleges and universities continue to allow this to occur, Congress may have to get involved.
To what extent congress would get involved isn’t clear, but what we do know is that many of these colleges get federal funding. Calls for defunding colleges that silence others through both violent and non-violent means have been made in the past. Politicians have even moved to defund colleges like Evergreen State College in Washington, who kidnapped the colleges President, and threatened other students with violence.