Yet another great American hero and warrior has been cast aside by the liberal elite for refusing to bow at the altar of political correctness and swear fealty to the progressive agenda.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, one of the original members of the famed Delta Force and commander of the Green Berets, was recently fired from his position as an instructor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, where he had taught for the past nine years.
According to a Facebook post by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Boykin was let go after making a joke in regard to President Barack Obama’s recent decree demanding schools allow transgender individuals to use whichever bathroom they prefer.
Boykin is alleged to have said, “(T)he first man who goes in the restroom with my daughter will not have to worry about surgery,” which was apparently too much for the precious little snowflakes who make up the rest of the faculty at the liberal arts school.
Cruz went on to make a couple of salient points about the matter, noting that “(c)ollege should be about learning, and that requires a diversity of views,” and adding, from his own college experience, that “(c)onfronting opposing views helped me learn what I myself believe, and helped me understand better how to persuade others. That’s the essence of education.”
He then addressed the idea of silencing dissent that has become so popular on liberal campuses these days, writing: “(F)ree speech matters. If you disagree with someone, disagree with them. Don’t silence or punish them.”
Cruz pointed out that censorship is a tool of the weak-minded and tyrannical, as they are either unable to argue their points or unwilling to listen to other points of view.
This is further evidence of how far our society has slid down the slippery slope from whence we began this incredible experiment known as America, which was once a bastion of free thought and free speech but is quickly becoming an echo chamber of the left, which will shame and silence anyone who refuses to bend a knee to its absurd demands.
America, especially the young men at Hampden-Sydney College, just lost another brave hero, and for that we should all mourn.
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