President Trump signed an executive order Thursday that protects “free speech” on college campuses across the country; threatening to cut federal research funding from universities that refuse to protect students’ First Amendment rights.
“We’re here to take historic action to defend American students and American values,” said the President. “They’ve been under siege.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 21, 2019
“Under the guise of speech codes, safe spaces and trigger warnings, these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity and shut down the voices of great young Americans like those here today,” he added.
Watch President Trump sign the executive order above.
CAMPUS REFORM: Calif. College 'Discontinues' Pledge of Allegiance Due to History of ‘White Nationalism’
The Board of Trustees for a city college in Santa Barbara, California effectively banned the Pledge of Allegiance from future meetings this week; saying they’ve decided to “discontinue” its use after discovering its “history and symbolism” related to “White Nationalism.”
According to Campus Reform, “The Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees President says the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag is ‘steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism.’”
Campus Reform obtained exclusive emails from the Trustees explaining the decision to ban the patriotic tradition.
“I decided to discontinue use of the Pledge of Allegiance for reasons related to its history and symbolism,” said one email. “I have discovered that the Pledge of Allegiance has a history steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism.”
“I also object to the phrase ‘one nation under God,’” added the letter. “The First Amendment not only protects freedom of speech and religion [but] it also expressly prohibits laws that establish a religion.”
Read the full report at Campus Reform.
CAMPUS CHAOS: Students ‘STUNNED’ that Obama ALSO Sent Troops to Border
Liberal students at the University of California in Santa Barbara were “stunned” and “shocked” to learn that former President Barack Obama also deployed the National Guard to the southern border; slamming the move as a “huge waste of money.”
Reporters from Campus Reform spoke with students at the left-wing university; asking their opinions on Trump’s recent decision to send troops to help protect the US-Mexico border.
“President Trump recently announced he’s going to be sending a few thousand troops down to the border… Do you support sending troops down to the border?” asked the journalist.
“I feel like it’s not justified,” said one student. “I definitely disapprove, it just puts a bad light on America.”
“Did you know that Obama did the same thing when he was president?” pressed the reporter.
“Honestly, I didn’t know that,” she admitted.
Watch the fiery exchange above.