'College campuses essentially operate on mob rule at this point'

Condoleeza Rice withdraws as Commencement speaker at Rutgers after protests (Update — Does this mean Hillary should be banned too?)

William A. Jacobson
Legal Insurrection

NRO reports that the following statement is to be released this morning:

Commencement should be a time of joyous celebration for the graduates and their families. Rutgers’ invitation to me to speak has become a distraction for the university community at this very special time.

I am honored to have served my country. I have defended America’s belief in free speech and the exchange of ideas. These values are essential to the health of our democracy. But that is not what is at issue here. As a Professor for thirty years at Stanford University and as it’s former Provost and Chief academic officer, I understand and embrace the purpose of the commencement ceremony and I am simply unwilling to detract from it in any way.

Good luck to the graduates and congratulations to the families, friends and loved ones who will gather to honor them.

Why are we always the ones concerned about distractions caused by other people?

This is why we lost the campuses. We let the load mouths and bullies have their way.

I blame Rice as much as the bullies. By withdrawing, Rice sends a message to other campuses that the tactic works.

I also blame the President of Rutgers, who according to NRO, turned out to be a wimp…



The complete article, with video, is at Legal Insurrection.






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Update:  ‘So pissed I could scream’: Rutgers student unloads on ‘#NoRice morons’ that ‘hijacked graduation’

Brit Hume, others slam Rutgers mob’s ‘sickening’ shut-uppery of Condoleezza Rice

‘Congrats, a-holes’: Townhall’s Guy Benson thrashes ‘shrill’ Rutgers mob for ‘shutting down Condi’s speech’

Pat Sajak predicts Rutgers’ next move after leftist mob drives away Condoleezza Rice



Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May

…Rice is one of the most intelligent people on earth. That the students at this university would prefer the likes of Snooki over Rice says much about the future we face.



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