Lanterns: Ann Coulter Will Not Be Silenced


Ann Coulter Will Not Be Silenced

Right-wing political author, Anne Coulter, has vowed to speak at the University of California, Berkley next Thursday despite the administration’s decision to cancel her presentation. Vice Chancellor, Scott Biddy, emailed organizers to explain that “given currently active security threats, it is not possible to assure that the event could be held successfully.” The message also cited the February riots that occurred when political provocateur, Milo Yiannopoulos, was scheduled to speak.

Conservative Commentator, Coulter, tweeted that she will most definitely speak at the college next week despite Berkeley’s cancelation.“Yes, it was officially banned,” said Coulter, “But they can’t stop me. I’m an American. I have Constitutional rights.”

Her speech was being sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation, BridgeUSA, and the Berkeley College Republicans Club. “This is as clear-cut a case as it gets that public universities are using taxpayer dollars to shut down conservative speech, while allowing liberal speech only,” Spencer Brown of the YAF wrote in a public statement.

Ann Coulter claims that the university had initially imposed a series of requirements on her speech in an effort to discourage her from following through with her presentation. "I've acceded to all their silly demands, which they thought would end it,” she said. “When I said, 'yes, yes, yes,' they canceled anyway. No more clear-cut proof that taxpayer-supported universities will not allow conservative speakers.”

Anne Coulter planned to address immigration during her appearance at the university.

Written by Traci Belmonte

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