Colleges Shred the Constitution Because it's 'Triggering,' Miss Huge Irony...
You almost want to hope these people realized this was Project Vertias, and only agreed to shred the Constitution for the sake of trolling. They'd still be total douche tornadoes for doing so, but it would still be better than taking a student who wanted to shred seriously - literally in a shredder - because they found it "triggering."
Administrators at Vassar College agreed to personally shred a pocket Constitution after an undercover reporter posing as a student complained that she felt “triggered” by its distribution on campus, while professors at Oberlin College confided that they shared the reporter's misgivings about the founding document. The video was produced by Project Veritas, a non-profit established by conservative journalist James O’Keefe.
“Last week something kinda happened on campus that kind of really upset me and I ended up having a panic attack,” the reporter tells Vassar College Assistant Director of Equal Opportunity Kelly Grab. “It’s just I’ve been kind of hiding out in my room ever since kind of scared, so, finally somebody told me I should maybe come talk to you about it and see if there’s anything that can happen or anything … They were handing the Constitution out on campus.”
So many things need to be said about this, so let's make it quick. Notice how quickly these college officials caved into the sensitivities of these actors? There was no attempt to explain what the constitution was, why the document was important to their American freedom, and the great irony of shredding it. The very document that gives these people the right to shred things they find "triggering" is the same document they're shredding. Kind of like people who refuse to pledge allegiance to the flag. It's that same flag which gives them the right to not pledge it.
Secondly, we know the left hates the constitution because it stands for freedom and limits government. Can they shred it and make confetti out of it? Sure. Their First Amendment right allows them to do whatever they want with the document. However do you think if a student came to these same college officials and said "The Quran is triggering" they'd allow it to be shredded?
In fact, shredding or desecrating the Quran is a big bomb no-no. Even drawing Mohammed is grounds to get you behedded or imprisoned, right? But the constitution of the USA, we can cut it up, make paper airplanes, and blow our noses on it and no one gets killed, beheaded or blown up.
Newsweek magazine backed away Sunday from a report that U.S. interrogators desecrated copies of the Quran while questioning prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay naval base -- an account blamed for sparking violent riots in Afghanistan and elsewhere.