The Berkeley College Republicans and the conservative student group YAF tucked tail, ran for the tall grass and pulled the plug on Ann Coulter’s upcoming speech in Berkeley:
“Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she is canceling her planned speech at the University of California, Berkeley, because she had lost the backing of conservative groups that had initially sponsored her appearance.
Ms. Coulter, in a message to The New York Times, said, “It’s a sad day for free speech.”
Despite insisting that she would go to Berkeley regardless — even after the university said it could not accommodate her on the date and time it had initially scheduled her because of threats of violence — Ms. Coulter said she did not see how she could go forward. The school said she could speak only at a later date and an earlier time of day, when there were likely to be fewer students on campus and less of a likelihood for violent outbreaks.
Late on Tuesday, the conservative group that was helping Ms. Coulter in her legal efforts to force Berkeley to host her, Young America’s Foundation, said it could no longer participate. “Young America’s Foundation will not jeopardize the safety of its staff or students,” the group said. …
Ms. Coulter was confronted with the dangerous prospect of setting foot unguarded on a campus that erupted in violence in February after another conservative speaker, Milo Yiannopoulos, planned to appear. The school canceled his event.
The Berkeley College Republicans, which invited Ms. Coulter and was supposed to sponsor her visit, also backed out and joined Young America’s Foundation in saying the atmosphere had grown too hostile. …”
This is America now, folks.
The conservative and libertarian paladins of individual freedom and constitutional rights have raised the white flag of surrender at Berkeley. They have retreated from the battlefield. Don’t Tread on Me? At the end of the day, they’re all afraid of a bunch of children dressed up like ninjas.
The Alt-Right is still going to Berkeley on Thursday. When the “mainstream” conservatives stand down, we will stand up. We have a right to speak in public. We have a right to assemble in public. We will do so.
Note: It was Ann Coulter and the Multnomah County GOP in one day. These antifas are a menace and a threat. They’re an enemy of everyone to the Right of Lenin.