Hayden Williams bashes Left’s ‘intolerance,’ attempts to ‘silence’ conservatives in blistering new op-ed

Mar 7, 2019 by

Leadership Institute Field Representative Hayden Williams, in a USA Today op-ed published Wednesday, reflected on the recent unprovoked assault against him at the University of California-Berkeley, the state of free speech on college campuses, and the Left’s attempts to silence those with whom they disagree.

“I’ve seen the intolerance and hate towards conservatives on our college campuses with my own eyes,” Williams, who is an employee of Campus Reform‘s parent organization, writes, “and the only difference between what happened to me on Feb. 19 and every other day is that the event was caught on video.”

“Leftists and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party aspire to nothing less than to make it de facto impossible to be conservative in public.”   

Williams went on to cite several past examples, as reported by Campus Reform, in which conservative students on campus have faced verbal or physical assault, social rejection, or suffered academic persecution, simply because of their viewpoints. The reason for this, Williams says, is “because young liberals believe they are on the morally righteous side in a culture war.”

“In order to win, they must silence any form of dissent,” Williams adds. “Leftists and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party aspire to nothing less than to make it de facto impossible to be conservative in public.”

[RELATED: Berkeley assault suspect now faces THREE FELONY counts, one misdemeanor (UPDATE)]

Williams op-ed comes the same day that his alleged attacker, 28-year-old Zachary Greenberg, is scheduled to be arraigned in a California court on three felony charges and one misdemeanor charge.

One of the three felony charges included making a criminal threat. According to the criminal complaint, a copy of which Campus Reform obtained on Tuesday, states the “serious” nature of the charge: “It is further alleged that the threatened crime, on its face and under the circumstances in which it was made, was so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate, and specific as to convey to Hayden Williams a gravity of purpose and an immediate prospect of execution.”

Williams, in the op-ed, takes issue with UC-Berkeley, specifically, writing that the school’s “administration, in particular, has allowed a culture of intolerance and violence towards conservatives to grow,” a charge the university has repeatedly and adamantly denied.

Source: Hayden Williams bashes Left’s ‘intolerance,’ attempts to ‘silence’ conservatives in blistering new op-ed

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