If you haven’t noticed, there’s been an attack on our First Amendment rights for a while. For one reason or another, free speech is offensive to the left.
Actually, we know the reason. They don’t want us saying anything unless it’s what they want to hear. We’ve started to live in a world where everyone is easily offended. Conservative views hurt the ears of the left, and, therefore, they want to be able to say whatever they want while attacking us for being able to say whatever we want.
Stanford Law School students recently tried to shut down free speech. A Trump-appointed judge of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals dared to speak openly. Judge Kyle Duncan then faced the cancel culture of Stanford students. They called him racist and recited countless profanities.
Then, the Associate Dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion made things worse. Tirien Steinbach didn’t diffuse the situation. Instead, she lectured Duncan about being “uncomfortable” because of the way that he used words and refused to use pronouns with a convicted transgender sex offender back in 2020.
The entire event left with Duncan being ushered off of the school premises by federal marshals to keep him safe.
Apparently, law students may have forgotten that it’s illegal to threaten or harm a federal judge.
Luckily, a few in the world of law know what is and isn’t acceptable.
A professor at the George Washington law school, Jonathan Turley wrote: “You know what is emotionally therapeutic for those denied free speech? Free speech.”
He was quick to note that the school shouldn’t have been discouraging free speech.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) who has a law degree has also made sure to call the school out for its actions. He wrote a letter to Stanford’s administration by saying: “It was deeply disturbing to watch the viral video that captured Stanford Law students harassing and insulting Judge Kyle Duncan, a sitting federal circuit judge, who had been invited by the school’s Federalist Society chapter to speak at a school-sanctioned event.”
Considering this was a school-sanctioned event, the school already knew who they were inviting. It was for those of the Federalist Society chapter to learn – and yet the associate dean decided that it was okay to steal the mic. And as Cruz went on to say, “proceeded to chastise and condescend to Judge Duncan with the aid of her own pre-prepared marks.”
Clearly, the law school has a lot to learn about the law – specifically regarding free speech. At least Cruz is always there to point out the mistakes.