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What seems to be a once if not twice a week occurrence these days as Republican pundits try and exercise their free speech comes this escalation of hatred. We have posted previously that something needs to be done at these events to protect the speakers before the “tolerance” of the Left gets out of control and someone gets hurt.
Last night at The University of Texas, the left went one step further as Ann Coulter was making a speech. After continual heckling the student decided to cross the boundaries of civility and managed to get himself arrested. ITS ABOUT TIME THESE IDIOTS WERE ARRESTED AND SHOWN THAT THEIR ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES.
(Via Drudge) Incessant heckling and shouting culminated in an arrest Tuesday night during a speech by controversialist Ann Coulter at the University of Texas at Austin.
THE TEXAN reports: Shouts became so pervasive during the question-and-answer session that Coulter informed the organizers she would no longer take questions if the hecklers were not silenced. For a time, the shouts were considerably lessened, until the issue of gay marriage was broached.
Coulter said she supported the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman on the basis that a good woman civilizes and inspires a man to strive for something better, leading to a question that was met with a stunned silence.
“You say that you believe in the sanctity of marriage,” said Ajai Raj, an English sophomore. “How do you feel about marriages where the man does nothing but f*@k his wife up the ass?”
UT Police officers approached Raj to arrest him, resulting in a mass exodus of protesters chanting, “Let him go.”
“The person had been disruptive the entire event,” said Matt Hardigree, former Student Events Center president. “He took the opportunity to say something lewd and offensive and then made masturbatory gestures as he exited.”
Hardigree said that Cheryl Wood from the Office of the Dean of Students spoke with some of the protesters before the event, and assorted members of the Distinguished Speakers Committee asked them to sit in the back if they had signs and to leave quietly if they wanted to leave.
According to Jeffrey Stockerwell, a friend of Raj, officers violently seized Raj and illegally searched him after his question.
Police have charged Raj with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.
Representatives of the Austin People’s Legal Collective were taking statements from everyone at the scene, in case it should be taken to court.
The booing began early into Coulter’s speech, when she issued a joke to pro-choice advocates.
“I wonder why those ‘I Heart Partial-Birth Abortion’ T-shirts aren’t selling better,” she said, followed by a combination of cheers and jeers.
One student asked Coulter why universities and institutions place microphones in front of Coulter when she advocates terrorism against liberals, prompting Coulter to mention the strength of her book sales. Coulter has had four New York Times best sellers.
The $30,000 event was co-sponsored by the Texas Union Student Events Center and Student Endowed Centennial Lectureship Committee.
Liberals, Socialists and wayward German Green Party members also have the right to stand in the back of the room holding signs. They the right to ask questions. They have even have the right to be part of the event by dominating the questions.
They do not, however, have the right to destroy the event by being disruptive and vulgar.
Does the left realize how ridiculous they look to the rest of the country? Do they realize that they are the reason why Democrats lose elections? Do they realize how absolutely childish, sophomoric and asinine they appear to serious minded people. Hell, do they realize what they look like to people who barley pay attention to politics?
This is the image of the Left and it is fodder for Republicans. I have spoke to many an Independent, moderate Republican and Southern Democrat and they in no uncertain terms have made it known that they could never support a party that has an element like this that supports it.
As I have always said, Freedom of Speech is a double edge sword. Be careful of what you say, people are listening.
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UPDATE: The Smoking Gun: police report and mug shot. Way to go Ajai Raj, making the most of your college education.