OK, one last post about the Emory “chalkings” – in the form of these excerpts from Eric Owens’ latest piece for dailycaller.com:
Over the weekend, students involved in Emory’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter responded to the wailing and gnashing of teeth by the $59,444-per-year private school’s social justice warriors with a new, bigger, better political message in support of Trump, reports Inside Higher Ed.
The newest chalking at Emory represents the Republican presidential front-runner in his trademark baseball cap. Scribbled on the cap is the slogan: “Make Emory Great Again.”
Young Americans for Liberty also chalked other messages on campus on behalf of every other remaining Republican and Democratic presidential candidate. Some of the other chalk imagery also managed to make clever use of the other candidates’ slogans.
Leaders of the limited-government-focused group said their multi-candidate campus chalking adventure is manifestly not intended to endorse any particular candidate.
Instead, the goal is to buck the growing national impression that Emory is full of ninnies who are afraid of temporary, mainstream political speech that can be instantly washed away with a bucket of water and a bit of scrubbing.
“We led this protest to affirm that Emory stands for freedom of speech and expression,” Alex Reibman, a member of Emory’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter, told Inside Higher Ed. “This was about the right to chalk and the right to express opinions.”
If the members of this group are for real in their stated motivation, then good for them.
As for the…what was it they said? Oh, yeah: “…ninnies who are afraid of temporary, mainstream political speech that can be instantly washed away with a bucket of water and a bit of scrubbing”?
I hope this doesn’t drive them into intensive therapy.