On Thursday, President Trump kept another promise to the American people who stand behind him. After the multiple incidents where conservatives were attacked for their political and religious beliefs, President Trump signed an executive order that would protect free speech on college campuses who receive any federal funds. It has been hectic in college campuses ever since Trump announced he was running for president of the United States and to this day.
President Trump stated:
Under the policy, I am announcing today federal agencies will use their authority under various grant-making programs to ensure that public universities to protect -cherish, protect- the First Amendment and First Amendment rights of their students of risk losing billions and billions of dollars of federal taxpayer dollars. Every year the federal government provides educational institutions with $35 billion dollars in research funding. All of that money is now at stake.
In his speech during CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference), the President invited on stage Hayden Williams the most recent victim of assault in UC Berkeley after he was punched in the face for expressing his personal opinion. It was then when President Trump gave his word to the American people to sign the executive order that would ensure the protection of their First Amendment rights.
In February 19, 2019, during the roller coaster case of Jussie Smollet’s hoax, the Turning Point USA staff were in UC Berkeley campus recruiting other conservatives as Hayde Williams held a sign at his table that read “Hate crime hoaxes hurt real victims.” It was then when Zachary Greenberg assaulted Williams by punching him on the face. Three weeks later, Greenberg was arrested and charged with three felony counts: assault, battery, and threats. He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of vandalism.
At least this was the most recent viral video of oppression towards conservative voices. The most terrifying, in my opinion, was watching UC Berkeley in flames in 2017 just to stop the homosexual conservative immigrant Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking. 150 masked ANTIFA members assaulted dozens of Milo’s supporters as they vandalized the building costing $100,000 worth of damages to the university. In the end, ANTIFA achieved their goal to censor yet another conservative voice through violence.
UC Berkeley was known to be the champion of free speech in the 1960’s. Today, it is a danger to even think for yourself in the campus.