YAF reacts to BU's 'embarrassing' response to hecklers

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

'Freedom of Speech' sign held upAccording to a conservative student group, another example of leftist mob rule recently took place at a New York university when a former Ronald Reagan official was forced to end his presentation to students.

The Washington Times reports Art Laffer, economic adviser under President Reagan, was immediately shut down by protesters, including a radical student with a bullhorn, at Binghamton University last month. Spencer Brown of Young America's Foundation (YAF), which sponsored the lecture, thinks it was a pointless protest.

"I don't think if you had asked them three days before the event, 'Have you ever heard of Art Laffer. Do you agree with what he says,' they would have been able to give you any sort of coherent answer," the YAF program officer for public relations poses. "These are just people who, because he's a conservative and because he was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump, they decided this event must be stopped."

Though two individuals were arrested after the protest, YAF was disappointed with the school administration's response to the situation. So Brown's organization is considering options, including possible litigation. 

Brown

"As disgraceful as it was to see students act like that, it was even more embarrassing for the Binghamton University administrators to allow a heckler's veto like that to take place," he submits.

According to the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, hundreds of radicalized Binghamton students harassed a College Republicans outdoor tabling event just days prior to Laffer's scheduled appearance.

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