Recently, CampusReform’s Cabot Phillips went to the University of Georgia, offering students $100 if they could answer this simple question: “Can you offer an example of a liberal speaker being shouted down by conservative students?”
Of course, this is coming from the fact that there have been multiple cases of college speakers getting shouted down and events being cancelled. And it really should come as no surprise to anyone that every speaker that was shouted down was either conservative (Ben Shapiro and others) or simply said things that the Leftist students disagreed with.
So for $100, Cabot challenged a number of students to see if any of them could think of even one example of conservative students shouting down a liberal event in any way. As you could imagine, not one student was $100 richer that day.
No student could recall such an event happening either because they were not necessarily paying attention (not that there even is an example even if you were paying attention) or simply because they legitimately could not picture even one time when conservative students shouted down a liberal speaker.
One of the students admitted: “No, I don’t think I can name any. I wish I could, but no…”
I won’t get too much into that particular answer, since seeing the video, I take that to mean “I wish I could tell you so I could get that $100” and not “I wish I could tell you so that I can own conservatives.”
His demeanor was not one of someone who was frustrated at not being able to come up with an example.
Another student said: “I honestly would believe that that hasn’t happened before.” Which is quite an interesting answer, all things considered.
Now, unsurprisingly, pretty much all of them still tried to say that the Left was more tolerant and open-minded. One of them said: “I just think people are a bit more open on the liberal side.” The interesting thing is that Cabot tried to reason with him, saying that, knowing conservatives don’t shut down liberal speakers, wouldn’t it make more sense to consider the conservatives to be more open-minded? The student briefly agreed with Cabot, but ultimately went with: “… I think it’s both sides.”
It really isn’t.
Another student, when faced by the same question of who is more tolerant, said: “I think so. I think if they (conservatives) did it, they’d know there’d be more backlash.”
A very fascinating point he makes. If it were conservatives shouting down liberal speakers, there would absolutely be more backlash. And deservedly so, because conservatives believe in freedom of speech. But then, this raises another question: “why don’t the liberals face the kind of backlash this student believes would go to conservatives if they did the exact same thing?”
Why is it that when liberal students threaten violence or actually perpetrate violence against a speaker they disagree with, they do not receive much if any backlash at all? Of course, we all know the answer to this. Academia and the media are both owned by the Left. The media won’t report on it, and when they do, they usually back the students who threatened violence.
Anyway, back to the students. Some of them still tried to make the case that liberals are more open-minded than conservatives. Emphasis on the word “tried”. The ones that argued in favor of liberals being more open-minded either eventually came to an agreement or concession of their point, like the student I mentioned some paragraphs ago, or they simply had their tongues-tied and could not properly make an argument.
It’s because of those things that I titled this article like I did. The proof is in the pudding.
The overlords at Google define tolerance as: “the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.”
Going by this definition owned by Leftists themselves, we can see that liberal students do not express tolerance towards conservative speakers. They have neither the ability nor the willingness to tolerate opinions that differ from their own.
Much like the Nazi brown shirts or the Fascist black shirts, liberal college students try to suppress and deny other people’s opinions. Beyond not wanting to hear those opinions, they do not want those opinions even uttered.
It is one thing to be a liberal, see that your college is hosting Ben Shapiro, and choosing not to go to the event. It is an entirely different thing to be a liberal, see that your college is hosting Ben Shapiro, and organize a mob to shut down the event altogether and keep Shapiro from speaking at all.
You have the right to not hear someone’s opinion, but you do not have the right to bully and threaten and keep someone from expressing their opinion. Like the student said, if conservatives were to do it to liberals, there would be a lot of backlash, even from the Right, as well there should be. No real conservative would shut down the speech of another person just because they disagree with them.
But those are not the rules the Left lives by. Knowing this, and the fact that they are the only ones who do this to anyone, then one cannot realistically argue that liberals are at least equally as tolerant or even more tolerant than conservatives. That is simply the opposite of reality.
Not one of these students got $100 because not one of these students could come up with an example of conservatives shutting down liberal events. That’s because that sort of thing does not happen. We may attend liberal events and challenge the ideas of the speakers, much like some liberals attend conservative events and challenge the speaker, but we never adamantly keep someone from expressing their beliefs, as erroneous and messed up as they might be.
This is all because conservatives are truly tolerant, while the Left is not. Now, one thing needs to be clarified: it is okay to be intolerant sometimes. Definitely not when your desire is to shut down someone else’s opinion and keep them from uttering it. But definitely when someone is doing something wrong.
What do I mean by this? Well, this all comes down to right and wrong. For example, we should not be tolerant of terrorism. While sissy countries like the U.K. and France seemingly tolerate terrorism (see London Mayor Sadiq Khan saying it’s part and parcel of living in a big city), no one should really tolerate such a despicable act. No country should lay down and accept that as part of life. No one should tolerate radical Islamic extremists killing people in the name of Allah or Sharia Law or sex with goats or whatever.
At that point, tolerating terrorism is not tolerance, it’s surrender. And doing this is extremely dangerous in multiple levels.
So it’s okay to not be tolerant of everything. If we had to tolerate everything, then we would have had to tolerate Nazism. It’s good to tolerate things, so long as those things are not adamantly evil and a horrible thing in this world.
Regardless, I hope this experience leaves some of those kids with something to think about. If they are logical, they should come to the conclusion that liberals are really the ones who don’t tolerate things and that conservatives are the ones who tolerate others.
2 Peter 3:18
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Here at Angels of Truth, we tend to focus on issues that are of great importance in one manner or the other. We talked about the State of the Union speech that showcased Trump at his finest, we’ve talked about Chinese millennials being uninspired by communism and have destroyed the idiotic things the Left says time and time again, often because they keep saying idiotic things.
But it’s important to have a laugh once in a while and conservative actor James Woods provides that in a series of tweets (that don’t necessarily all relate to one another) since Trump’s State of the Union address.
We’ll begin with the tweets relating with the State of the Union address and/or the Democrat rebuttal speeches.
As you may know, Democrat Representative from Massachusetts Joe Kennedy III was the first to give a rebuttal to Trump’s State of the Union. Aside from the fact that it shows how little star-power the Democrats have if a member of one of the most privileged families in American history is the first to give a rebuttal, Kennedy also appeared to have been drooling during his speech.
James Woods sent out these two tweets about it: “#JoeBlow,” and “Joe was drooling and you (Pelosi) were chomping on your dentures. Trump rolled over both of you like political roadkill.”
When talking about the poll released by CBS News showing that 75% of viewers approved of Trump’s speech, Woods tweeted: “And the other 25% are wiping wallpaper waste off the corners of their mouths… #JoeBlow #PolidentPelosi”.
When the Left began their efforts to downplay the importance of combatting the Salvadorian gang MS-13, specifically MSNBC’s Joy Reid doing the downplaying, Woods simply had this to say: “#Nitwit”.
And regarding the general downplaying of the murderous group, Woods tweeted: “Unfortunately, the #Democrats only ‘respect’ two things: illegal votes and other people’s money.”
Then, when a video was released showing immigration activists throwing shoes at the screen showing Trump’s SOTU speech, Woods accurately described them as: “#Democrats acting like the enraged toddlers they are…”
Switching gears from the SOTU speech, Woods replied to a Hillary Clinton tweet that said: “If Republicans put so much faith in the Hand of God, why do they need guns?” This was Woods’ reply: “Same reason the #ClintonFoundation needs outside accountants.”
Going back to the SOTU speech, Woods shared a graphic detailing the things the Democrats sat and groaned about rather than applauding. The graphic said: “Democrats refused to stand up for border security, the American flag, fighting opioid abuse, the national anthem, bonuses for Americans, low black unemployment, merit-based immigration, Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol, 2.4 million jobs created and In God We Trust,” with Woods commenting: “Why do they hate this country so?”
He also ripped to shreds a tweet by Dan Rather which said: “In my line of work I’ve come across many people with something to hide. And I have found, generally, that those who lash out the most are usually those who are most afraid about having the truth revealed.” Woods replied with: “You tried to influence a presidential election with a doctored fake document. #StopTalking”.
He also called out someone from ACLU who said: “But what Trump wants to do is hold the lives of 800,000 Americans in the balance…” Woods noticed the b.s. coming from the guy by saying: “This clown from the ACLU literally calls 800,000 illegal aliens ‘Americans’. They are not.”
And finally, we end with more general laughter at the Left’s expense. A conservative I often see on my Twitter feed by the handle of “Educating Liberals” tweeted the following: “Hillary Clinton literally saved my life… A few years ago I was in a terrible car accident and went into a coma for 6 months. Doctors said I’d never walk again. Then one day she came on the news, I woke up, walked over to the TV and turned it off. It was truly a miracle.”
To which Woods responded with: “I’m rarely moved to tears, but this story is truly a religious experience…”
And the last tweet to share with you is a different sort of graphic. The graphic portrays the faces of Nancy Pelosi readjusting her dentures at the SOTU, Maxine Waters looking like an idiot, Michelle Obama looking like a gorilla, and Hillary Clinton looking insane with the caption above reading: “Question: If you were the last man on earth and these were the last four women on earth and you needed to reproduce. Who would you pick?”
Woods answered with: “It would be the end of the human race…”
I knew there was a good reason I started following him on Twitter. Not only is he solidly conservative, but he’s also pretty funny.
All of these responses are appropriate for the situation, such as calling out the ACLU guy for calling the Dreamers “American”. Of course, I see it more as a Leftist talking point than a mere mistake.
No doubt, the Left considers these illegals to be just as American or even more so than anyone here who is here legally.
Regarding Hillary’s tweet about guns and having faith in God, I would personally like to comment by saying if guns are so dangerous, how come she has armed security with her 24/7? If guns are the problem, wouldn’t she feel safer if her body guards weren’t carrying them?
Not to mention that that’s a rather insulting comment to Christians. She’s very openly making fun of Christians’ beliefs with that tweet. Well, Crooked Hillary, I’ll have you know that even Jesus Himself tells us we ought to protect ourselves.
Luke 22:36 says: “He said to them, ‘But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.’”
Jesus uttered the importance of protecting oneself from those who might wish to cause us harm. It’s important enough that, if it’s necessary, we should sell the clothes on our very back in order to procure protection.
And your ability to have and wield a weapon is part of God’s protection, as without Him, you may not have the ability to get one or the ability to use one. We pray we never have to use a gun but we’ll always be prepared if we have to. Never before have the words “better safe than sorry” mattered so much.
And commenting on Dan Rather’s tweet, I would just like to point him to how the Democrats, media, FBI and DOJ are responding to the decision to release the memo. If they have nothing to hide, they shouldn’t be reacting in the manner that they are.
Getting away from these tangents, it’s refreshing to see conservative icons such as James Woods utterly destroying the Left not merely with facts but also with humor. And it’s nice to sit back and watch these things happening. It somewhat helps to distract us from the tough fight against the Left without completely being oblivious to it.
“He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting.”
Author: Freddie Drake Marinelli.
I’ll begin this article by saying that I could understand NeverTrumpers a year or so ago. I could understand their worries. I could understand their skepticism. I could understand why they were against Trump back then.
Trump was largely unproven. He never held elected office (which is one of the many reasons we like him), he had never really enacted conservative policy. He was an insanely successful entrepreneur. But he was a New Yorker too. What I mean is that he spent a lot of time with liberal friends and making friends with elected liberals in New York. This is one of the reasons NeverTrumpers didn’t like him.
Plenty of politicians before Trump came along and said the right things at the right time. Back in 2012, Romney would sound super conservative when he needed to, but then turn around and be the cowardly establishment rat that he is. Trump kicked off his campaign with a very strong and conservative message. And while he wasn’t taken very seriously back then, he still faced opposition from NeverTrumpers such as Glenn Beck.
He spoke nice but he had yet to prove he was a true conservative. And even Trump himself said that he considers himself to be more of a “common sense conservative”, as opposed to some of his opponents who were more “constitutional conservative”; meaning, his opponents were more focused on the legality of situations. That’s not to say that being a constitutional conservative is a bad thing. On contraire, I would hope to see more of them in Congress. But Trump wasn’t a lawyer. He wasn’t focused more on the constitutional side of things.
Obviously, he cares deeply about our Constitution, but he’s never made it the focus of things. So I understand why NeverTrumpers were skeptical about him. They theorized that the only reason he ran is so that he could hand over the election to Hillary (I’m actually paraphrasing something I heard Glenn Beck say one day when I actually listened to him). They expected him to either go soft against Hillary just as Romney did against Obama, or if he won, that he would betray his supporters and side with the Democrats that he once befriended and donated to.
But over this past year, he’s left little doubt that he intends to keep his promises. That he intends to Make America Great Again. And I’m not the only one who’s noticed.
The Heritage Foundation, a well-respected conservative think tank, ranked Donald Trump’s first year in office ahead of Ronald Reagan’s first year in terms of enacting conservative policies.
How do they rank the two presidents? Well, according to Breitbart: “In 2016, Heritage came up with 334 conservative policies, a wish-list of sorts, for a new Republican administration. Trump has enacted 64 percent of those items. In 1981, his first year in office, Reagan scratched off only 49 percent of the items on that year’s Heritage list.”
Now, there are some notable differences that have to be acknowledged. In 2016, Republicans retained control of Congress. Back in 1980, Republicans managed to take back the Senate, but the Democrats still held a pretty decent majority in the House. No doubt, things were expected to be very difficult to be passed.
Now, I also acknowledge that Republicans in Congress have been jerks, to put it lightly, and have not passed much MAGA agenda policy. So while Republicans control Congress, there are those who are hidden Democrats that refuse to help Make America Great Again. There’s not that many, but enough to obstruct the agenda. And since Republicans now only hold a 1 vote lead, it’s even easier for Congressional NeverTrumpers to obstruct things.
Another difference worth mentioning is that Reagan and Trump have worked in entirely different eras. Reagan didn’t have social media and conservative media to help expose the b.s. coming from the Left. Had Trump also not had social media and conservative media to help him out, I don’t think he would’ve become the Republican candidate. He still might’ve, but it’s doubtful. And the likelihood of him winning the general election would’ve been slim.
If all people had to go on to learn about Trump was what the MSM said about him during the campaign, I’m not certain he would’ve even come close to winning. Reagan managed to utterly crush his opponents despite the lack of social media and conservative media.
That being said, I also have to mention that Reagan had a very different character than Trump does. Reagan was more “constitutional conservative”. He was what conservatives today aspire to be. For as much as I love Trump, he isn’t as articulate as Reagan was.
And one final difference would likely be how they were both treated by the media. Yes, both Reagan and Trump were treated as a joke. But even though I wasn’t alive to see Reagan campaign, I doubt the media was as bloodthirsty back then as they are today.
I imagine they had some semblance of manners and respect. At the very least some decency. I can’t say that the media has any of these qualities anymore.
Again, I don’t know exactly how the media treated Reagan back then, but I can’t imagine they were as beastly as they are towards Trump. Biased, sure. But not beastly.
Now, let’s return to the issue of the NeverTrumpers. While I could understand their skepticism a year ago, I can’t say I can understand any of their arguments anymore. They said he wasn’t a real conservative, yet a well-respected conservative think tank acknowledges that Trump has been more conservative than even REAGAN in enacting conservative policy. As an example, take deregulation.
Charlie Kirk, a conservative activist and founder of Turning Point USA, informed us that “President Trump has cancelled and killed more than 1,500 regulations in the last 11 months. The most of any President in history in first year of a Presidency.”
Deregulation goes a long way to helping the country, and a long way to establish yourself as a true conservative. While Democrats and liberals enact and call for more regulations to absolutely everything they possibly can, conservatives tend to deregulate things that don’t need to be regulated.
A large reason the economy is doing as well as it is is because of these deregulations on businesses. It’s amazing what the economy can do when you take off the shackles placed by Democrats (who have a rich history of shackling things).
Aside from a booming economy, Trump has been doing wonders to fight for the rights of unborn children and destroying our radical Islamic enemies.
Trump has proven to be extremely conservative in deed. He may not be an ideological conservative, but he has very conservative instincts. He may not have seen Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats as his enemy, but I believe he will start seeing them that way. He expected the country to rally behind him once he was elected but that didn’t happen. That wasn’t ever going to happen. But he’s learned that these people will hate him no matter what he does… or doesn’t do, as in the case of merely CONSIDERING firing Mueller (which he has every right to do) but deciding against it.
I believe he’s beginning to understand and see things more conservatively. Thus, his actions and growth as a President should leave no one on the Right to still be against him.
He’s proven to be conservative in the actions he’s partaken. Anyone on the Right who is still against him is merely being stubborn at this point. Thankfully, there are some NeverTrumpers who have realized their mistakes, such as Mollie Hemingway from The Federalist and radio talk show host Dennis Prager.
Both have realized that he’s more conservative than they believed he was. No doubt, it’s his policies and actions as POTUS that led them to realize their mistake in opposing him.
Unfortunately, there are still some who choose to remain stubborn, choose to side with the Left, if anything, and continue opposing him. People like Jonah Goldberg of the National Review and Bill Kristol. Perhaps even Glenn Beck, though I’ve ceased to listen to him and follow him on Twitter. A shame, really, since he was pretty funny at times.
Regardless, it’s this stubbornness that will ultimately alienate them from the rest of the country, both conservatives and liberals. Much like with yet another NeverTrumper, Megyn Kelly, these NeverTrumpers will never be liked by the Left as long as they don’t disavow their supposedly “conservative” values. And with their stubborn opposition to Trump, conservatives won’t like them either.
Why would they? Again, I could understand their skepticism a year ago. But not anymore. They have no actual reason to still dislike him or what he’s doing. Their continuing hatred towards him proves them to be just as stubborn as anyone on the Left. Despite clear evidence, they stick to their beliefs.
It takes more faith to be an atheist and believe in climate change than it does to believe in God. Likewise, it takes more faith to believe Trump isn’t conservative than to believe he is.
And that’s where the biggest comparison is made between the NeverTrumpers and the Left at this point in time. Both groups are insanely stubborn and refuse to believe in the evidence presented to them.
“He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing.”
Author: Freddie Drake Marinelli.
On Thursday, September 14th, the social media world exploded when reports came in (through the MSM) that Trump, Schumer and Pelosi reached a deal that would protect “Dreamers” and exclude the building of a wall.
Schumer and Pelosi, after their dinner with the president, released the following statement: “[We] agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides.”
If you read this alone, you’d think Trump caved on the Wall. But you have to remember exactly who is giving this statement. The Left will always lie when it benefits them. They’ve been trying to separate Trump from his supporters, and saying that Trump caved on the Wall is an attempt at doing just that.
And it worked for a bit. I saw plenty of conservatives be enraged at Trump on social media, when only one side (the b.s. liberal side) was given. On Thursday morning, Trump tweeted out: “No deal was made last night on DACA”. Trump also said, later in the day, that the three came “fairly close” to reaching a deal that would require “massive border security”.
Then, while traveling to Florida to assess the damage of Hurricane Irma and helping the victims, the President said: “Ultimately, we have to have the wall. If we don’t have the wall, we’re doing nothing.” He said that having the wall was “vital” and even called out Republicans who would “become the obstructionists” if the wall weren’t to be funded.
Now, I don’t know about you, but if the last couple of years is anything to go by, I’d trust what Trump says over what the MSM or Schumer and Pelosi said happened. If we don’t trust them when they say that Russia hacked the election or that Climate Change is happening and it’s our fault, why would we trust them when they say they’ve made a deal with the president? Particularly when he says that no deal was made in the end?
I’ve seen plenty of people on social media explode, saying they want the Wall and that we NEED the Wall. And I agree, but you have to realize that Trump never took the Wall off the table. He said no deal was made, so why trust the Left over him on this particular issue?
And Trump isn’t the only one to push back on what the Democrat leaders said. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted: “While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to.”
Like Trump, I’d trust HER more than any other news source on things the President does.
Now, Trump HAS softened his views on the Dreamer issue. Tweeting: “Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!” Another tweet read: “They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own – brought in by parents at young age.”
This garnered one particular “Trump supporter” to attack the president. Ann Coulter tweeted: “’Put a fork in Trump, he’s dead’” and “At this point, who DOESN’T want Trump impeached?” Really? He softens his position on this one issue and you’re ready to put him in the guillotine? Ready to impeach him? Now, I won’t react too much towards Coulter’s tweets, since this isn’t the first time she’s thrown a tantrum over Trump doing something she didn’t like. She’s not a supporter, she’s simply trying to get attention and clicks to her page. That’s it.
The problem with that is that you come across as not being able to choose a side. You’re either FOR the President, therefore with conservatives, or AGAINST him and therefore with the Left. Megyn Kelly was against Trump and alienated her conservative audience. The Left never liked her. Conservatives no longer like her, so now her only audience is Never Trump traitors over at NBC, where her ratings are about what you’d expect when not a lot of people like you.
So it makes no sense to want to throw out Trump over THIS. He’s not saying he’s giving the Dreamers citizenship so they can vote for Democrats. He’s not giving up the Wall. In fact, he’s literally said he’s STILL going for the Wall. And he’s not going to sell out the country.
He will, however, try to get things to happen. Republicans are among the worst kind of scum on the Earth and won’t help Trump with anything. Democrats are willing to work with Trump if they get a little something in return. They’ve already done this with the debt ceiling, which wound up not meaning too much while also helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey with the “Hurricane Harvey Relief” part of the deal.
With the DACA issue, he’s willing to soften his position, but these people are somewhat different from other illegals. These DACA people were brought into the country through illegal means. But that’s at least a little bit more understandable than someone crossing the border on his own. It’s easy to know what we want with illegals that cross the border and exploit the country’s system. It’s a little bit more difficult knowing what you want when this involves people who were BROUGHT into our country and don’t know anything else outside of it. And it’s not exactly fair or even humane to flat out kick them out when they are not the ones at fault.
Now, there are different kinds of DACA children. Some of them were shipped by their parents from a foreign country. And some simply came here with their parents.
So, you have to take different measures with the different circumstances. Here’s what I propose:
First, the children shipped by their parents. I can understand parents wanting what’s best for their children, but a 6 or 7 year old is simply not going to do much better in this country without his/her parents. Could you imagine being that young, being in a foreign land where you don’t know the language, don’t know where to go and don’t know what to do, forced to live with a relative you barely know? It’s a horrible nightmare. So those children should be shipped back to their parents, because it’s better to be with people who love you somewhere not as good as the U.S. than being on your own, scared out of your mind in the best country in the world. At least at that age.
Children aren’t like adults. Adults will be better able to get by in a foreign country than a child would. So, they go back to their parents.
Finally, those who came here with their parents illegally. Well, this one’s the easiest. Send them all back. Each of them is breaking the law, and the child’s parents are teaching him/her that it’s OK to break the law on occasion. No child should be taught to break the law unless it’s a law that goes against God or the Bible. But border laws don’t go against God or the Bible. It’s not good for children to be taught that they can break the law if they will benefit from doing so.
But to return to the whole “Trump caved” issue, let’s not overreact. And let’s certainly not pay attention to what the Left says when Trump himself hasn’t given his side of the argument. We’ve never trusted the Left on anything else, why would we do it this time?
“For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.”
Author: Freddie Drake.
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