Recently we have learned of another group of university students who decided they were feeling kittenish and prevented an invited speaker from … well, speaking.
Seems to be a ever-increasing tendency on the part of College-Enrolled Young People that “Speech is free for me, but not for thee” should be the default setting.
And the fact that they are being allowed to get away with this is resulting in more of this foolishness, rather than less.
I have Thoughts About This.
If students on campus are intentionally and knowingly preventing invited speakers from speaking, snatch up those students and take them to the University Police Station, where they should be positively identified as students, and issued trespass warnings.
If they are living in student housing, the next stop should be the dorms, where the contents of their rooms should be hucked to the kerb. Pat them on the shoulder, and wish them the best … somewhere off of campus. Trespass warning, and all that.
“But LawDog,” I hear you say, “Where are they going to go?”
I don’t care. Allegedly they’re adults, they can figure it out.
Next business day, the Registrar can figure out how much of the tuition is remaining, and send a cheque for that amount to their home address.
Expelled. Not to return. Period.
Same with unlawfully occupying University buildings and preventing access: Expelled, trespassed, kicked off of campus, money to be sent to home address.
If they’re not enrolled students, then issue them trespass warnings, and the next time they show up on University property arrest them for Criminal Trespass, have them slung into jail, and prosecute them.
They’re doing this, because there are no consequences for this behaviour — and this needs to stop.
As for the professors whom we all know are the actual instigators of this: when the expulsions start racking up, they’ll knock this idiocy off.
Plus, I imagine at least one set of outraged parents will get the name of the instigator out of their sprog — and that should be fun.
We have taken the consequences of being stupid out of the equation, and it’s not doing our children any favours. Time to put consequences back on the table.
And I’m about getting fed up with the entitled little snots.