More than 50 students at one of America’s oldest and most prestigious universities – Yale — signed a petition recently to repeal the First Amendment, according to a new video.
“What we’re calling for is a petition to repeal the First Amendment, just get rid of it, blow it up,” YouTube prankster Ami Horowitz told Yale students in the video. Some of the responses Horowitz received from the Ivy League students were very disturbing. They included:
“I think this is fantastic, I absolutely agree,” one signer said.
“Excellent, love it,” a woman said.
“I appreciate what you’re trying to do,” a man said.
Horowitz told one student, “I think the Constitution should be one big safe space.”
“I totally agree with where you’re at,” a female student said.
At one point Horowitz said, “You shouldn’t be exposed to things you don’t want to hear. You know that’s not right. … Micro-agressions should not be protected. Making fun of people is not cool.”
“Great,” was the response a woman gave to this remark.
“Interesting, good for you. That’s great,” an older man said to Horowitz.
“I like what you’re doing,” a woman said.
“I think it’s really awesome that you’re out here,” a male student said. “Good luck.”
Horowitz said he was able to collect the signatures at Yale’s historic campus in New Haven, Connecticut, in less than 60 minutes.
Yale University, the third oldest university in the United States, is part of the legendary Ivy League along with Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, Brown University, Columbia, Dartmouth, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Like Harvard, Yale is famous for training world leaders including US Presidents: William Howard Taft, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
The First Amendment reads:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
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