August 22, 2017

Pick a lane: Scheer waffles on vow to defend free speech on campus

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Conservative Party of Canada leader, Andrew Scheer, is backing away from his campaign promise to protect free speech on university campuses by defunding those that shut down events. 

As you’re probably aware, events featuring right-leaning thinkers or those where controversial topics are discussed, have been cancelled, mostly by university administrators and naysayers who simply want to silence opinions.

I’ve said previously, that I thought Scheer’s policy was naive, since it only cut some, but not all funding to universities.

The fact is, many campuses are infested with taxpayer funded, left-wing Marxists that are indoctrinating kids and encouraging them to reject critical thinking skills.

Essentially, we’re paying for our educational institutions to churn out partisan voters, and defunding one over another doesn’t seem like a very good solution to the problem.

And now Scheer’s Director of Media Relations Jake Enwright has said that the rule may or may not apply depending on whether events are at risk of violating Canadian laws by providing a platform for hate speech.

But it’s not up to Scheer to decide what constitutes hate speech, and you can’t just pick and choose what speech should remain free.

If you’re going to defend it for one group, you’d better be defending it for another and it would seem Andrew Scheer needs to pick a lane.

Comments
You must be logged in to comment. Click here to log in.
commented 2017-08-25 21:00:58 -0400
“Alt-right”. Another one of those ambiguous weasel words that have such a wide semantic range that they mean everything and therefore, nothing.

I see the SJW’s are still confusing right wing with socialism as in National Socialism, i.e. NAZIs. So many lefties. So little time.
commented 2017-08-25 06:21:20 -0400
“the best way to controll the opposition is to lead it”
Vladimir Lennon.
Andrew Sneer works for Trudeau.
commented 2017-08-23 04:17:10 -0400
Hi Holly. I can already see the rocks for jocks department open up affirmative action quotas for trans and refugees.
commented 2017-08-23 01:13:27 -0400
Sarah. What does it feel like to be part of the violent, stupid half of society? You know, the side that shows up wearing masks and clubbing ppl like cavemen used to?

Scheer is a lost cause. I can see through him like Scheer pantyhose!
commented 2017-08-22 19:01:05 -0400
Mike Krchnak,

You are the fringe. There is nothing True Canadian about you.

You are all alt right.
commented 2017-08-22 18:34:23 -0400
Sarah the troll says, real Canadians will be just fine. Well, you do not speak for this TRUE Canadian and we will see in time just how fine you dependents of the real Canadians will be.
commented 2017-08-22 17:33:44 -0400
Liza Rosie,

No, REAL Canadians will be just fine and The Rebel Canadians will continue to be pariahs.
commented 2017-08-22 17:21:44 -0400
This only makes regular Canadians want to kick into gear. This slander and wrongful branding will come back to bite them one way or the other.
commented 2017-08-22 17:19:31 -0400
Right then. I do believe we have that message, thanks paid troll. It has been relayed loud and clear by Scheer and his bag of cucks quite succinctly.
You can piss off now.
commented 2017-08-22 17:01:13 -0400
Liza Rosie,

I have been saying that a long time now. The last thing a conservative candidate in Canada needs is The Rebel and alt-right/extreme right support.

Andrew Scheer is trying to say it nicely, but the translation is: fuck off.

Plenty of reasonable conservative votes in Canada and some liberal votes that that they steal by being centrist.
commented 2017-08-22 16:56:37 -0400
I just checked out Scheers twitter feed, not only does he not have anything of any substance to say, there are literally no comments from regular Canadians. Does he block them all?
Bravo, he is a different face, but it will be the same crap. I am loathe to give him my vote. Well that’s what they import immigrants for, doesn’t matter how we vote anymore. If they schmooze the immigrant population effectively and bring in enough of them, they will probably get enough votes. That’s the game now isn’t it? Canadians opinions, needs and rights no longer matter. Our votes don’t matter to them, they don’t need us.
commented 2017-08-22 16:39:30 -0400
The new conservative kid is going to be a huge disappointment.

Not sure what I will do at election time now.

In my opinion, he is a jellyfish that will rival the present fagboy prime minister with incompetence.
commented 2017-08-22 16:21:07 -0400
Canada is lost and I don’t think they’re coming back.
commented 2017-08-22 15:35:08 -0400
Here’s Andre Scheer’s Twitter handle. You can see what other people are tweeting him and what he’s saying:

Click on @AndrewScheer
commented 2017-08-22 15:22:44 -0400
I have sent an email to Sheer about this decision and told him that I will not be renewing my Conservative Party membership at the end of the month. I am looking forward to the phone call from someone to remind me that my membership will be expiring.
commented 2017-08-22 15:07:36 -0400
Scheer will say whatever he thinks his audience wants to hear. Don’t ever believe anything he says. He’s a spineless, gutless jelly fish. Liza, I concur 100%. Good post.
commented 2017-08-22 14:49:36 -0400
Scheer knows he never could have really got away with withholding funding from Universities in the first place. It was an empty campaign promise from the get go. There has to be a way to do it though. We need to encourage, fund and support conservative academics and Universities to open up to counter the left wing rhetoric in this country. We also need to make sure that any activist professors, do not have any (physical not imagined)violence in their pasts, like Bill Ayres for example. We don’t need ex terrorists teaching our kids.
But first and foremost we need to get rid of that perpetually abusive HRC , or they will bully conservative Universities into hiring who and what the HRC deems appropriate. They are one dangerous kangaroo court, a parallel legal system similar to a sharia law. It is a way to make people comply and it is wrong.
Scheer lied to us that he was an advocate of free speech. It was an out and out lie.
commented 2017-08-22 14:45:13 -0400
Mike Krchnak,

Do I still have your permission to call you?
commented 2017-08-22 14:35:06 -0400
Sarah, oh cowardly one…..show me once my bigotry or racism on this site or anywhere, just once. Now hate……it is clear that i despise useful idiot, leftist, regressive, sociopathic, hiding behind fake name(s) internet trolls such as yourself. The irony is that you continue to troll this site, oh the hypocrisy of you leftist sociopaths. Oh….did mention that you’re a coward?
commented 2017-08-22 14:26:36 -0400
As I said at beginning of Dave’s Insights “Freedom of speech and democracy should be defended at all cost, without them there can be no rights or freedom. This means that sometimes we will be offended by what others say and we may not agree with where democracy takes us. But without them it is a slippery slop to tyranny.”
http://heinzegroup.com/insight.htm
commented 2017-08-22 14:25:04 -0400
The zombies sucked his brains out. It’s the body snatchers.

“Scheer recognizes the path to victory lies up the Middle”
Up the middle of Trudeau’s arse is more like it!

I don’t think those who voted for him in that convoluted voting process laid out by the conservative party, voted for this. If my vote went to him it was a mistake by the way. The first second, third, etc choice was a dogs breakfast of confusion.
He got in under false pretense, false advertising and a very confusing and flawed election process. I want a new election for leader of the opposition. We were hood winked!
commented 2017-08-22 14:24:57 -0400
How many Rebel supporters have a Twitter account? Its free and you can send a message to anyone who has one.

Using Twitter is the way @AndrewScheer, @DeronBilous, @joececiyyc, @MIchaelChongMP, @RachelNotley, @doug_schweitzer, @MarieFrRenaud, @ThibaultBen, @Brucesask, @NathanCooperAB, @BrianJeanAB, @MichelleRempel, @Jkenney, stayed in touch with each other/put pressure on their opponents to damage The Rebel.

You can also add videos, screen shots, and even polls to your Tweet. It’s much more effective than complaining here in an echo chamber.
commented 2017-08-22 13:53:51 -0400
Mike Krchnak,

Awesome – be proud of your hate, bigotry and racism. Faith Goldy was.
commented 2017-08-22 13:52:38 -0400
Mike Krchnak,

Perhaps you need to watch the video again.

He has voted conservative on many issues. Just because he isn’t alt-right like you doesn’t mean that he is not conservative. A conservative politician CAN agree with liberals on some issues or didn’t you know that?
commented 2017-08-22 13:50:51 -0400
LMFAO……I would rather be an extreme right Rebel than a useful idiot, leftist, regressive, sociopathic, hiding behind fake name(s) internet troll. This I understand clearly.
commented 2017-08-22 13:41:31 -0400
Scheer is not center right, he is clearly left
commented 2017-08-22 13:39:32 -0400
Jill and John….KKK is a Democratic conception, the left are the sociopathic rasists.
commented 2017-08-22 13:37:11 -0400
Mike Krchnak,

He will get far more votes as center right over being an alt-right/extreme right Rebel.

That is what you don’t seem to understand.
commented 2017-08-22 13:32:31 -0400
Well I’ve noticed that Sarah and Andrew are licking each others nuts over this Scheer thing. But what they and Sheer don’t recognize is that the MSM and leftist regressive fucktards will not elect let alone support a conservative. All that scheer is doing is insuring that the conservative base will not support him. Moving to the left only makes you a leftist regressive fucktard, and Sarah and Andy can’t contain their jubilation, misery loves company i guess. Pathetic!