Silent Conservatives at Colleges

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

minnesota photoApparently liberals on college campuses are not only “triggered” by what they hear from conservatives but even by their silence.

“The University of Minnesota’s undergraduate student government approved an annual moment of silence to recognize the victims of 9/11, after rejecting a similar proposal earlier this month,” the Pioneer Press reported on November 24, 2015. “The vote by the Minnesota Student Association Forum was nearly unanimous, said MSA President Joelle Stangler.”

“The student government’s legislative body approved the measure on a voice vote Tuesday evening, so no actual tally is available. Stangler estimated four or five people voiced opposition.”

“It was on Nov. 10 that the Minnesota Student Association Forum initially voted against a resolution to honor the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Concerns members raised then included possibly spurring ‘Islamophobia’ and dealing with unresolved logistics. The vote then was 23-36 against it, with three abstentions.”

“The defeat sparked criticism on social media and other outlets nationally. The group’s leadership worked with the proposal’s authors to address concerns — such as how a moment of silence would be implemented campus wide — and then brought the revised resolution back for another vote.”