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For Immediate Release
May 27 2016
Contact: UCI College Republican President
Ariana Rowlands 949 395-8704
OC GOP Elected Officials Demand Security Protection FOR Conservative Homosexual Speaker and Students at University of California, Irvine
Conservative Speaker/Author Milo Yiannopoulos’ “Dangerous Faggot” Tour Targeted for Disruption by Liberal Activists at UCI
Speech Set for June 2 at 7pm at Social Sciences Plaza A 1100 at UC Irvine
Orange County CA – Republican Elected officials called on the administration of the University of Irvine to provide security protestation for Conservative Speaker, Milo Yiannopoulos.
Members of the County’s Republican elected officials praised the courage of the College Republicans for hosting the controversial speaker and strongly condemned Political Correctness, ‘Trigger Warnings’, and ‘Safe Spaces’ for destroying academic freedom.
“The extreme form of political correctness on college campuses isn’t just silly it’s a real threat to American principles. Free speech is how we avoid totalitarianism. I may not like what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. Instead, political correctness mandates “safe spaces” and alternative points of view are shut down. Instead of Academic Freedom, you now have Academic Totalitarianism. These kids will be our leaders. Instead of learning to build a free and open society, they are being taught to use the force of institutions or government to shut down their opponents.”- Fred Whitaker, Chairman of Republican Party of Orange County
“It would probably be less expensive for taxpayers if the university distributes pacifiers and binky blankets to any student whose feelings get hurt by an opposing view then to fund group therapy in safe spaces. Either one is a racket but at least someone in the private sector would make money off the pacifiers rather than a campus employee sucking up tax dollars mollycoddling young men and women.” – Michelle Steel, Orange County Supervisor, 2nd District
“It has been a shame that one university administration after another has been crumbling to the pressure of the “cry bully” social justice warriors on their campuses, effectively silencing debate and the free discussion of diverse ideas, which is what higher education was designed to encourage. To protect and defend the safe exchange of ideas I ask that UCI’s administration ensure that the Milo Yiannopoulos event at UCI, on June 2nd, is properly secured, especially in light of the recent and well publicized violence at DePaul University which was the result of ineffective security & the administrations orders for law enforcement to “stand down”. – Mike Munzing, Mayor of Aliso Viejo, OCGOP Central Committeeman 73rd District
Posters Promoting Gay Conservative’s Visit Raise Sensitivity Concerns at UCI- http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-0518-uci-posters-20160517-story.html
Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos- http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/05/25/huffington-post-security-told-depaul-administrators-not-jobs/
Statement made against civility, promoting disturbances, by Students for Justice in Palestine after condemning UCI’s CRs. Raises legitimate concerns of protests and even violence at Milo Yiannopoulos talk- https://www.facebook.com/sjpuci/posts/1008823239171754
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