Liberals and conservatives have always disagreed, but the mentality around disagreement has changed in recent years. Specifically, the progressive movement has begun shutting down free speech, most recently demonstrated in last week’s violence at UC Berkeley. Conservative speaker Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak and students went ballistic.
President of the University of Maryland College Democrats Matt Teitelbaum was a rare voice of reason in the storm, writing an op/ed in the Huffington Post defending Yiannopoulos’s right to speak. In an appearance on Fox News, Teitelbaum says he doesn’t agree with most of what Yiannopoulos says but he “will defend to the death his right to say it.”
If only there were more young politicos like this one: