State Senator Kevin Grantham blasted the University of Colorado yesterday for their anti-democratic shenanigans in shutting down the infamous 4/20 protest and limiting access to the Gideons to distribute Bibles on campus.
Reports The Pueblo Chieftain's Patrick Malone:
DENVER — Limits on campus gatherings and literature distribution at the University of Colorado drew sharp comments from a Southern Colorado lawmaker on Wednesday.
Sen. Kevin Grantham, R-Canon City, used the waning minutes of the special legislative session to challenge policies adopted by the university, which he says are an affront to free speech.
“It negatively affects First Amendment rights at our flagship institution,” Grantham said. “This is not a grade school where we’re trying to protect little children. These are adults on a public campus, and there’s restrictions being placed on adults to access a public arena.”
It's refreshing to see a politician stand up for the principle of the First Amendment, rather than just standing up for the rights of those they support. Whether it's Bibles or bongs, love of Jesus or love of Ganja, the First Amendment doesn't discriminate.
As much as the left likes to brag they love free speech, it is liberals who are trying to shut down the free speech of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and Rush Limbaugh because they don’t agree with their politics. Let it be noted it was a "rock-ribbed conservative" who stood up for principle, not politics.