The squeeky wheel gets the grease

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Evergreen State College is a publicly funded Washington State school and gets about 50% of its money from WA State taxpayers. There was a big kerfuffle recently about so-called "free speech" with the Marxist liberals there wanting to shout down anyone who disagreed with their narrative. No open discussion, no trade of ideas, no dialog, just a straight shut down of any speech they deemed to be offensive to their virginal ears.

One of our State Representatives is sponsoring a wonderful bill - from The Fourth Corner:

Solving the Evergreen College “Intolerance” Problem
Fourth Corner: I’m here today to get your thoughts on the free speech issue at Evergreen State College.

Rep. VanWerven: What’s happening at Evergreen is just a microcosm of what’s happening on all college campuses. We’ve had this at WWU: students thinking they can limit free speech of people they might disagree with…So there’s just a total lack of respect for other people’s opinions, for other peoples ideologies and other people’s political expression.

Fourth Corner: How, in fact, are you involved in legislation… What are the major pieces in the legislation and who are the sponsors?

Rep. VanWerven: First of all Whats happening at Evergreen is just way beyond the pale so we think its time for them to become a private college. Currently ½ their budget comes from the taxpayers of Washington. It is time for them to raise all their own money then they can be as Marxist as they want to be. We shouldn’t charge the taxpayers for their(Evergreen College’s) intolerance; for their lack of diversity; for them brainwashing our kids.

Spot on - places like Evergreen do not do education, they do indoctrination. There is a big difference.

A bit more:

Rep VanWerrven: My bill still being drafted would add political expression to their diversity statements. Colleges have diversity statements. We believe that people on college campuses should respect political expression just like they would respect gender expression. The other part is that they allow speakers on college campuses of all ideologies at the same price.

The Fourth Corner: So, in fact, you want legislation not to limit but to enhance the diversity of political views on college campuses in the State of Washington. Right?

Rep VanWerven:And that political expression of all sectors must be respected and welcomed.

Hoist by their own petard. Make a lot of noise and get noticed off-campus, your issues will be dealt with and it might not be to your liking. If you want to act out, you need to do it on Mommy and Daddy's nickle and not the State Taxpayers'.

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