President Of College Democrats Had Abuse Piled On by Fellow Members, After Advocating Free Speech

The President of the University of California, Santa Cruz College Democrats club, Weslyn Church, is facing backlash after advocating for the College Republicans’ right to free speech. 

One fellow liberal called her a “neoliberal, capitalist, racist, narc-ass cop loving, wall street zombie,” for standing up for the First Amendment. 

Campus Reform reports Church recently posted a defense of the College Republicans’ right to assemble after one of its meetings was disrupted by liberal protesters. 

“As the President of the College Democrats at UCSC, I stand in support of the College Republicans’ right to free speech and free assembly,” Church stated, adding if “this situation happened to the College Democrats,” the College Republicans “would do the same.”

“The organizers of this disruption harmed not only the civil debate that was ongoing, but also the studying experience of those in the library. These protesters should be ashamed of their un-American and undemocratic actions,” she continued, stating the College Republicans had been “nothing but polite and cordial.”

Church was immediately ridiculed by her fellow ‘liberals’ for siding with the College Republicans. 

According to one ‘progressive’, Church was “playing right into the fascists’ hands,” by “turning this situation into a discussion of ‘free speech.'”

Students also criticized Church’s use of the phrase “un-American,” as others claimed she was a “Becky,” an insult which describes a “white woman who uses her privilege as a weapon.”

This isn’t the first time so-called liberals have denounced one of their own for defending free speech. 

In February 2016, The College Fix reported a black, democrat student was labeled “Uncle Tom” for being the leader of an unofficial student group called Uncomfortable Learning. 

The group attempts to challenge students to think outside the progressive bubble of Williams College in Massachusetts by inviting controversial and thought-provoking speakers to campus. 

“I am to the left, I am a Democrat,” Wood told The College Fix. “I just happen to be very open to hearing different ideas. … I have friends who are conservative and I agree with them on some things. I am definitely a moderate liberal.”

Because of his belief in free speech, Wood was made a target by his fellow leftist students. 

Feature Image via the Federalist

“I am black – I have been called an Uncle Tom, I have been called Ben Carson, it’s been said that I am Don Lemon’s child … I have been called Clarence Thomas,” he explained. 

“One thing people don’t know about me is, every day, one of the first things I do when I wake up is I think about the things I have the most conviction for and I consider — am I wrong,” he explained. “I question these things. It’s standing for intellectual freedom, for academic freedom, freedom of thought, freedom of speech.”

“I am willing to listen and talk,” he added. 

Wood went on to explain that there are two types of students that oppose freedom of speech. 

“Especially for some students of color, it truly does hurt them in a deep way,” he said of inviting someone who is considered racist to campus. “In the same way of Israel and Palestine, the issue of race for African Americans is sometimes such a sensitive issue.”

“What Williams needs to do a better job of is instructing students of ways in which they can separate the head from the heart and think critically about these pivotal issues,” he said. “If it’s just emotional reasoning, you’ll never see the other side. You’ll only look to confirm your own biases.”

“The other type of student is: You are my adversary, you are my political enemy, and I just don’t want you here you[sic]. I will do whatever I have to do — dramatize this, self-victimize, say whatever I have to say — to ensure you don’t step foot in my home,” he concluded. 

Unfortunately, for anyone who isn’t on the left side of the political fence, the second type of student is the most prevalent. 

Featured Image Via the Federalist 


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  1. Kilroyishere

    October 22, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Free speech is the lynch pin to all rights. It will all come unraveled when SJWs decide what is and isn’t acceptable. Which of us is willing to allow someone else to decide what we are allowed to believe and think?

  2. Steve O

    October 23, 2017 at 7:45 am

    We need to fight against free speech because free speech is what the fascists want? Got it.

    I think I’ll file this next to “We need to take guns out of the hands of citizens because the government is fascist.”

  3. Anthony Mxyzptlk

    October 23, 2017 at 11:58 am

    This story frames the issue of political freedom versus tribalism in a pretty clear way. The Democrats who want to drive the Republicans off campus and underground are clearly tribalists, urging the persecution of open members of the other tribe. African history gives us a picture of what happens when tribalism dominates a country’s politics: Langi v. Acholi, Zulu v. Xhosa, Tutsi v. Hutu, Hausa and Yoruba ganging up on the Ibo, and so on.
    The President of the College Democrats takes the side of political freedom, which offers a far better hope for the political and social evolution of the human race. We do believe in evolution, don’t we?

    • Ada Williams

      October 24, 2017 at 12:21 am


  4. Brandon Willey

    October 23, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Cant wait till this is all over with. These weirdo kids will grow up and move on and we wont have this bullshit being as ridiculously blown out of proportion. That or legacy media will finally die and we wont have to be force fed this crap everyday.

  5. Pearlbuck

    October 23, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    So it’s ZACHARY Wood of Williams College you’re quoting, right? Whatever part got chopped out should be put back in–he deserves to be known and praised.

  6. Jeffrey Shepherd

    October 23, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    This was brilliant! I wish young men and women on campuses across this country would think like this one!

  7. Mayowa

    October 24, 2017 at 12:43 am

    A few of our chapters are putting forth a bill and launching a letter writing campaign to put a stop to white people naming their children after a racist person from the past. At the minimum you will have to sign a contract stating that you are aware you have chosen a name for you child that was also the name of a racist. Such as Robert e lee. Hopefully whites will recognize some of their names are from past slave owners and change their current names through the courts.

    • Mayowa

      October 24, 2017 at 12:44 am

      Look at what ESPN did to an Asian American sports reporter. ESPN took him off the air because his name is Robert E Lee and they didn’t want the consequences of having someone with a RACIST NAME on their network. This will go through. All we are asking is for you to pick a name that is not from a racist person from the past. Why would you want you child to be named after a racist if not to propagate racism? You sir are a racist. Keep hiding behind your computer screen!!

  8. Mark Whitley

    October 24, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    You can’t categorize speech you don’t agree with as ‘hate-speech’! The 1st amendment is all about allowing all sides of any issue the right to be heard. When you silence any person or group then you’re deciding that you alone have the authority to override our constitutional rights, something no one, no group, no part of our federal, state, or local government, police forces, even our military has the right to do!
    It must be stopped, the idea that any speech can be labeled as ‘hate’ must be shouted down everywhere!
    This is an attack on our most basic human rights as Americans, as human beings!

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