My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mud Wrestlers should be allowed to perform...

Shame on the University of Ottawa. I do not like Ann Coulter....not one bit. But, she deserves to be heard...and I know there were many hundreds who really, really wanted to hear her. The University of Ottawa misplayed this right from the start - and almost gave the green light to allow students to disrupt the evening.

Instead of being firm about her right to speak....and the right of people to hear Coulter, the University first sent that awful letter to Coulter, and then did nothing while the Student Union went around threatening to have her banned.

The soundbites could have been of Coulter saying some ridiculous stuff (the camel story today was pretty outrageous). Now, she has been made into a free speech martyr....and she so doesn't deserve it.

Will the University make this right???? Concordia certainly didn't when Benjamin Netanyahu was prohibited from speaking. The ONLY way forward is for the University of Ottawa to invite Coulter back, at their expense, and show that invited guests are treated like....guests.

A shameful night for Ottawa.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coulter says over-the-top stuff to get publicity. But the left has no sense of humour and in any case doesn't tolerate opinions that are not in their "time zone" (old and new left).

Mark Steyn has already given Canada a lot of bad publicity over this story - I can only imagine his next column.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Paul M said...

I'll guarantee you, the same thugs that violently protested her speech are the same ones that were at the Israeli Apartheid week demonstrations!

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is too bad that all of Canada gets the bad publicity for the ("tolerant??")lefty a$$#oles that did the deed.

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

last anonymous= Rob C

11:22 PM  
Anonymous Ray K. said...

"Shame on the University of Ottawa. I do not like Ann Coulter....not one bit. But"..

But at least you got your bonafides out of the way.

11:34 PM  

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