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CPAC: The Final Wisdom

Posted on | March 3, 2019 | Comments Off on CPAC: The Final Wisdom


Another year, another CPAC, more liberal media lies, and now another Sunday afternoon hotel checkout. I’ve been doing this annual ritual since 2006 — my 14th consecutive CPAC — and there’s a certain familiarity about the routine now. However, there’s a difference in recent years. President Bush never spoke at CPAC, whereas President Trump has been a regular the past three years, and his speech yesterday was a doozy:

President Trump invited a conservative activist who got punched in the face at the University of California-Berkeley to share the stage with him during a two-hour CPAC speech in which he promised to sign an executive order protecting free speech on campus.
“He took a punch for all of us,” Trump said of Leadership Institute organizer Hayden Williams, who was attacked last month on the Berkeley campus while recruiting students for Turning Point USA. Comparing him to boxing legend Muhamad Ali — “He could take a punch” — the president said “the good news” is that Williams is “going to be a wealthy young man” after he sues the university and the man who attacked him. Police have reportedly arrested Zachary Greenberg, a 28-year-old former university employee, in the Feb. 19 assault that was captured on video and went viral online.
“Today I’m proud to announce that I will be very soon signing an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal research dollars,” Trump told the crowd of conservative activists packed into the Potomac Ballroom of the Gaylord Hotel. “If they want our dollars, and we give it to them by the billions, they’ve got to allow people like Hayden and many other great young people and old people to speak. Free speech. If they don’t, it will be costly. That will be signed soon.” . . .

You can read the rest of my column at The American Spectator.

Having said all that needs saying, I again conclude by reminding you that the Five Most Important Words in the English Language are:





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