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Leave it to Evers: Free speech for me but not for thee

Empower Wisconsin | Oct. 9, 2019

Tony Evers wasn’t interested in genuine campus free speech when he was superintendent of the state Department of Public Instruction, and that hasn’t changed now that he’s governor.

As the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents moves closer to putting in place disciplinary rules for students who disrupt free expression on campus, Evers remains unmoved.

“(He) voted against the proposal while he was a member of the Board of Regents and his position hasn’t changed,” Evers spokeswoman Melissa Baldauff told Wispolitics.com.

In 2017, the regents approved an overall policy designed to protect free expression on campus. It requires that those found responsible for substantially hindering freedom of expression be expelled from school, after three violations.

The policy was drafted after high-profile incidents of liberal students trying to silence conservative speakers. In November 2016, a group of protesters disrupted and effectively shut down conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro’s speech at UW-Madison.

Evers was the one dissenting vote. The liberal, with designs at the time of securing the Democratic Party’s nomination for governor, called the policy “a little bit about a solution seeking a problem.” He said he worried the regents’ were chilling speech.

Never mind that liberal institutions and their armies of like-minded left-wing students have chilled conservative speech for years.

Regent Jose Delgado grew up in Castro’s Cuba. He knows what the left’s chilling of speech is all about.

“I came to this country from Cuba when I was 14 years old,” Delgado said before casting a vote for the free expression policy. “I lived under a government that tightened the grip on public opinion, which ultimately led to violence.”

It should come as no surprise that Evers would so easily dismiss the silencing of conservative speech on campus. As governor, he has blocked a conservative news organization from his budget briefing, and he has been criticized for his administration’s open records failures.

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2 thoughts on “Leave it to Evers: Free speech for me but not for thee

  • Voter fraud is why the idiot Evers and Baldwin got elected,I agree that alot of people took for granted that they didn’t need to vote but they were wrong on there thinking because the the voter fraud from the corrupt anti American socialist lib/dems that allowed illegals and criminals and dead people’s votes filled the ballot boxes in the 2 big voteing districts that gave them the election . The anti American socialist lib/dems do not abide by the constitution and democracy and the laws .there agenda is to destroy our country and democracy and constitution and laws for there own personal gains. They are just useing the uneducated illegals for votes and Evers has the collage professor’s dictating socialism to the students .telling them there school loans will be removed and telling them there health insurance will be free.
    Anyone who believes that is not educated and is a fool.
    Who do they think is going to pay for all that .the students better think about t before they pick there sides.when they get out of school there the ones that will have to get jobs and pay up to 70%of there wages for taxes. Eont be much left for liveing expenses like food and housing and vacations and extras. And for the people who worked there whole lives and payed taxes and social security in so they can have a good retirement the socialist government elected officials plan on taking that all away .
    The anti American socialist lib/dems if they get there way there will be only 2 classes of people there will be the ruling rich and the rest will be the begging poor.
    This is why Evers stopped classes in high school like history ,current affairs,and another classes that show what socialism is all about.

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