Comedian and radio personality, Adam Carolla, recently went before Congress to testify on the importance of free speech. He argued that, besides being a cornerstone of our Democratic Republic, free speech is needed to toughen up snowflake college students so they can function in the real world.
“We’re talking a lot about the kids, and I think they’re just that: kids. We are the adults,” he argued. “I mean, these are 18- and 19-year-old kids at these college campuses. They grew up dipped in Purell, playing soccer games where they never kept score and watching ‘Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!’ and we’re asking them to be mature. We need the adults to start being the adults.”
“Children are the future, but we are the present, and we are the adults and we need to act like it,” he continued. “And I feel that what’s going on, on these campuses is — we need law and order. We need to bring back law and order. But I think if we just had order we wouldn’t need law. So, could we just bring back order, and could the faculty and administration on these campuses act like faculty and administration?”
Carolla followed up his Congressional testimony with a publication in The Hill, emphasizing they key point, “we should not be teaching students to retreat from debate, but to charge intellectually into it.”
In his article, Adam Carolla wrote, “I’ve been doing talk radio for more than three decades and I host a daily podcast. This means I constantly have guests on who disagree with me on many subjects. Challenging their ideas and points of views — while they do the same to me — is an important part of the public discourse. One thing I’ve learned about Americans from talking with them for more than 30 years is that we like to argue and debate, even among friends — and we’re damn good at it.”
Carolla’s media blitz is in part due to promotional efforts for his upcoming documentary, “No Safe Space,” which is being produced with the help of conservative icon, Dennis Prager.
Carolla concludes, with an absolutely blistering critique of the Social Justice, and SJW movement. “Ultimately this movement against challenging ideas is a disservice to students, as they’re not being prepared for the world outside their “safe spaces.” Instead, their diplomas — some of which cost in the mid-six figures — will have actually set them back. I think the only thing worse than being uneducated is being mis-educated.”
The Founding Fathers envisioned a society in which free speech was a cornerstone. After fighting, and winning back our liberty form a tyrannical monarch, it was written into the American DNA that we had to preserve the right to challenge and speak truth to power. The right to free expression was not given to protect those in power – the college SJW administrators, or Hollywood liberals – but it’s for the American people. It is refreshing to hear such a prominent media voice get this right!