In response to Camden Raynor’s letter on Rep. Jim Jordan’s comments on “suppression of speech on college campuses”: First, I can’t help but wonder how someone can claim to have been a Republican, independent and Democrat in such a short time span. Sounds like someone who has no idea what they believe. That aside, Americans are constantly being shown by today’s biased network news confrontations and attacks on conservative students and speakers by the progressives. Take off your blinders, Camden. When was the last time fake news showed a conservative punching the eye of a progressive student simply because of their views? Never happens. I suggest the Democrats that you claim to be now stop being so frightened of the those that don’t share their beliefs. Rep. Jim Jordan is one of the few congressmen that is willing to stand up for America and the Constitution and fight to keep America great. I respect your right to disagree and dare say so would Rep. Jordan, but conservatives like Jordan are more interested in protecting the rights of all American citizens than winning back the suburbs.

Carol Keeney

Frederick

(32) comments

phydeaux994

Too bad Jim Jordan didn’t stand up for his wrestlers at Ohio State when they were being sexually abused by a team Doctor for EIGHT YEARS while he was an assistant coach there from 1986 to 1994. His kids reported the abuse to him, the Head Coach of the Wrestling Team had confronted the Doctor about his behavior, it was known by the whole athletic community at Ohio State, and Jim Jordan and many others there DID NOTHING to stop it! FOR 8 YEARS!!?? And Jim Jordan DENIED he knew anything about it! Sound familiar Ms. Keeney?

veritas

First: Off Topic. Second: Lame, irrelevant, disputed charges made by discredited accusers. Third: What’s your point? Whatever it is, does this mean that in a discussion of free speech we can now post snide and suspect references to scurrilous rumors of questionable behavior from decades past? If so, then Chelsea Clinton is the love child of Hillary Clinton and Web Hubble.

hayduke2

Sad

phydeaux994

Read up on it veritas. It has been a scandal reported in front page news in the last couple weeks, just like the Penn State scandal was. It’s right on topic, relevant to the LTE. Who are the discredited accusers, what are the disputed charges? My point is that Jim Jordan stands up in Congress and LIES on the record about discredited Conspiracy Theories on the Steele dossier being the reason for the FBI Investigation into Trump-Russia relationship during the 2016 Presidential Campaign. Just like he lies about his knowledge of the Ohio State scandal. Just type “Jim Jordan Ohio State scandal” into your search engine and read the facts. Then tell me why my comment is not totally relevant. Peace.

jerseygrl42

You said it well Carol !!! Jim Jordan is a man of honor!

DickD

Carol is your typical Trumpette!

Boyce Rensberger

Not only are there documented instances of conservatives assaulting liberals, there is one instance of a conservative ramming his car into a group of liberals, killing one and injuring others.

threecents

American History 102: Everyone has always been respectful of everyone else in America. There has never been anything like hate crimes here.

gabrielshorn2013

I am surprised that a former journalist would make such a statement Boyce. You didn't explicitly state it, but you are implying the universal. Therefore, if conservatives are racists, does it also mean that liberals are antifa willing to riot and destroy public and private property? Hardly. Please draw me a Venn diagram of this.

gary4books

Pesky facts are hardly "universal." Not in my opinion. Interesting quetion and yes, I can draw you a Ven diagram. I used to draw them every time I did a computer search for our library clients.

gary4books

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universality_(philosophy)

public-redux

I think BR came nowhere near imply the universal. He said there were 1) documented cases and 2) one instance of a specific example. Where’s the universal?

gabrielshorn2013

I stand corrected.

FCPS-Principal

The man in the Charger was an innocent victim of a faulty accelerator design, a failed braking system, a transmission control board malfunction, and had been driven insane from all the Nazi rhetoric being shouted that day. Prior to that day he was a social worker. At least that what Faux News claimed.

gabrielshorn2013

Somehow I doubt your recollection of the events FAUX. Do you have a link to the story(ies)? I believe the story was that he was a neo-nazi from Ohio from the get-go. True stories do not need embellishment.

hayduke2

Wonder if this letter writer is from Jersey?

public-redux

Who cares? That’s akin to complaining about anonymous commenters. Irrelevant.

hayduke2

As in jersey girl- sorry you missed the innuendo

FCPS-Principal

Jim Jordan is a chronic fabricator, a news faker, promulgator of lies, deceitful speech and falsehoods. Of course fake news organizations like Faux never show assaults against progressives. They suppress all of that because it does not serve their agenda. Only legitimate and honorable news organizations air such assaults because those assaults are factual events, not wingnut alternative facts, i.e., lies. We've seen the fake video of Pelosi. Faux aired that as news when any idiot with even half a brain could see it was fake, i.e., a concocted lie from beginning to end. I bet Jim Jordan was one of the principal editors.

Dwasserba

"When was the last time fake news showed a conservative punching the eye of a progressive student simply because of their views? Never happens." Well...then...I guess "fake" news... isn't faking it...is it

hayduke2

Hmmm... I seem to remember a number of times that "conservatives" punched folks at Trump rallies!

gary4books

My only doubt is to ask if they really are "conservative or not?" Not after Mr. Trump busted the budget with his tax cuts and spending. Not very conservative. But there are many examples of violence of Trump supporters against all they despise. Many.

marinick1

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threecents

I have no problem with schools not sponsoring people who come in to talk about why they think civil rights should be taken away from some of their students if they want those students to feel wanted and safe. The world is not as safe as the letter writer makes it out to be.

veritas

There was a time not that long ago that liberals did have a problem with restricting free speech and were in the forefront of protecting it, no matter its nature. But not anymore. Today’s liberals — 3cents being a good example — tolerate only speech that accommodates their increasingly narrow and narrow minded world view. Speech which calls into question new left ideals and objectives are immediately categorized as racist, homophobic, xenophobic, yadayadayada, and, as such, are perfectly legitimate targets for suppression. The good ol’ days are long gone and much missed.

awteam2000

I guess you are calling for Liberty College and many ot the other extremely conservative colleges who are subsidized by federal funds to invite Alexandia Ocasio-Cortez and Pete Buttigeig or others with counter points of view to their academia of learning. Right? I agree we shouldn’t accommodates narrowmindedness.

veritas

I have no problem with such a speaking lineup. Why is that such a difficult concept for you and yours to accept?

public-redux

veritas, I’m not seeing the part where awteam isn’t accepting that concept. His/her point seemed to be that Liberty U. doesn’t accept it.

phydeaux994

Whose Free Speech has 3cents restricted? Not one person in the USofA has had their Free Speech restricted by anybody. Quit makin’ stuff up!

threecents

Veri, Since I think you mischaracterized what I said, I will try again. Suppose a college sponsored a speaker who wants to talk about why all people named Veri are going to hell. The school's Veri population expresses concern, and some anti-Veri students (and non-students) pledge to show up give support to the speaker. I think it is reasonable for the school to cancel the invitation to the anti-Veri speaker, so that the Veris feel safe and part of the community. That is just my opinion and is not related to my political party affiliation.

DickD

I like the idea of hearing both sides so the students can make their own personal decisions .

Boyce Rensberger

If only Fox News liked that idea...

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