Ted Cruz recently appeared on comedian Adam Carolla’s popular show, where they discussed what’s been going on lately with free speech on college campuses. SPOILER ALERT: Cruz is not a fan.
I know leftists hate hearing this, but like virtually everyone in the American right-wing, Cruz actually hearts free speech.
“There are many on the left who I think are weakening this country. So you talk about, for example, universities. You see at universities these essentially pampered teenagers, many of them from very wealthy homes, who complain that they don’t want to hear anything that they disagree with. That it is a microaggression and it is the most bizarre and anti-academic notion that you can have.”
“I agree with John Stuart Mill. The best cure for bad speech is more speech. And we shouldn’t be raising a generation of young people that are so pampered that they never have heard anything that offends them. Well, we don’t have a right not to be offended. We have a moral obligation to speak the truth and to confront evil.”
“Let’s take for example my alma mater. I went to Princeton University. Now, Princeton is a remarkable institution. A group of students staged a sit-in in recent weeks in the university’s president office demanding that Woodrow Wilson be taken down from campus buildings. Woodrow Wilson used to be president of Princeton, obviously became president of the United States.”
The irony of Woodrow Wilson being a progressive icon wasn’t lost.
Wait, allow me to clarify. The irony of Woodrow Wilson being a progressive wasn’t lost on Ted Cruz. It’s entirely lost on today’s pampered, college pansies and the left professors who appease them (read more about “Princeton Students Demanding a Safe Space” here). And by “lost,” I mean swept under the rug. And by “swept under the rug” I mean…
Stop asking micro-aggressing questions. You’re triggering those around you.
It was a good radio appearance for Ted Cruz. Just not his best…