Richard Spencer’s Right to Speak at Auburn

As we have argued, antifas do not have a heckler’s veto:

“Several days later, though, Auburn changed its tune. “In consultation with law enforcement,” the university announced that it had decided to cancel the event because of “credible evidence that it will jeopardize the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors.”

Given the sometimes disruptive responses to other controversial speakers on campuses recently, Auburn’s concern is certainly credible. But is that justification for canceling the speech constitutionally permissible?

Because Auburn is a public institution, its actions are governed by the First Amendment. This has consequences. In its 1995 decision in Rosenberger v. University of Virginia, for example, the Supreme Court held that the University of Virginia could not fund all student publications except those addressing religious views because such a policy violated the institution’s constitutional obligation not to discriminate against particular viewpoints. That same principle clearly applies in the Spencer situation, because Auburn routinely permits speakers who convey various points of view to speak on campus

Auburn may defend its decision on the grounds that, unlike other speakers, Mr. Spencer’s speech could generate a violent response. Thus, the university argues, there is a reasonable justification to forbid his speech, even though other people’s are routinely allowed.

This debate has long interested the Supreme Court, which came to the conclusion in the 1960s that threats of violence cannot, except in truly extraordinary circumstances, justify government action that silences a speaker. Rather, the court has held that the government’s constitutional obligation in such circumstances is to take all reasonable steps to protect the rights of the speaker…..”

26 Comments

  1. If Spencer does not have the right to speak in a publicly funded university, then no one does. And exaggerated fears of mob violence are no justification for silencing him. Free speech rights were not meant to protect people who want to say that love is nice or puppies are cute.

  2. It would be interesting to know, how many gentiles in the Auburn history department, in private actually believe that the Germans used gas chambers to kill millions of Jews. I bet, in private that number would be zero. No one has the guts to burst that balloon, because they don’t want to listen to the Jews whine about hate speech.

    The Auburn administration may be worried that Harvard will fly jumbo jet loads of Jew Rabbis and Roman Catholic nuns into protest free speech, and, rational academic discourse. Doesn’t that reflect badly on Harvard, not on Auburn? Harvard is, what, 40% Jewish. LOL.

    It will be payday for Spencer if he is denied the right to speak at Auburn. If you have ever listened to any of Spencer’s talks, he is academic, and less volatile in his delivery than most college professors.

  3. Spencer should just show up on Auburn campus with duck tape across his mouth holding a sign “free speech”

    It worked for awhile for Nick Griffin

  4. The only thing the enemy has succeeded in doing is raising Spencer’s profile. It would have been a lot more sensible if Antifa had just let him speak without throwing any tantrums.

  5. Hell, in the old days, politics was all about violence. Congressmen and Senators regularly beat the pis out of each other on the floor of the House and Senate. That’s why a lot of them carried canes and knives. Some even layed pistols out on their desks. They all smoked cigars and drank whiskey, too.?

  6. Only caught 80% or so of the speech + questions due to a bad feed, but it looked to me like a successful event. Minimal issues with disruptions, and he parried the leftists very well. Very good optics.

    Couldn’t see/hear much from the protest end of the event, but I don’t think any major violence has erupted or else I’d have surely read about it by now. Hope to hear some eyewitness accounts on the site soon.

  7. Sounds like the event went well/Ok – still there’s a danger of these things falling down in to WWF foolishness that’s just low grade entertainment.

    I highly recommend following up these campus events by contacting current students and starting a conversation – I had decent success at Vanderbilt (my alma mater) with the subject of the Rolling Stone Magazine smear of UVA fraternities doing gang rape pledge initiations.

    Here are some contacts for Auburn fraternities – I suggest going to their fraternity web pages and seeing if they are White – AEP looks ands sounds Jewish.

    Hunter is an Auburn alum – if you do get some current students who are interesting in engaging us over the Spencer talk, let’s get Hunter to talk/write to them:

    Alpha Gamma Rho
    Xi Chapter
    President: Joe Wiley Mitchell
    Recruitment Chair: Jason Lee – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnagr.com/home

    Alpha Psi
    Theta Chapter
    President: Robert Hawkins
    Recruitment Chair: Cole Goracke – [email protected]
    http://alphapsirodeo.com/

    Alpha Sigma Phi
    Auburn Colony
    President: Andrew Kelly
    Recruitment Chair: Jebulyn Thompson – [email protected]
    http://auburn.alphasigmaphi.org

    Alpha Tau Omega
    Alpha Epsilon Chapter
    President: Reagan Drake
    Recruitment Chair: Clarkson Smith – [email protected]
    http://www.atoauburnuniversity.com

    Beta Theta Pi
    Delta Zeta Chapter
    President: Alexander Forchette
    Recruitment Chair: Daniel Heslin – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnbeta.com/

    Beta Upsilon Chi
    Omega
    President: Andrew Barrentine
    Recruitment Chair: Christopher Jobe – [email protected]
    http://auburn.betaupsilonchi.org

    Chi Phi
    Mu Delta
    President: Michael Miley
    Recruitment Chair: Christopher McElven – [email protected]
    https://www.chiphiauburn.com/

    Delta Chi
    Auburn Chapter
    President: Robert Brewer
    Recruitment Chair: Cecil Hackney – [email protected]
    http://www.audchi.com/

    Delta Sigma Phi
    Kappa Chapter
    President: Nik Johnson
    Recruitment Chair: Cole Houghton – [email protected]
    http://www.audeltasig.com

    Delta Tau Delta
    Epsilon Alpha
    President: Logan Owen
    Recruitment Chair: Nathan Mobed – [email protected]
    http://www.auburndelts.org

    Farmhouse
    Auburn Chapter
    President: Ricky Campbell
    Recruitment Chair: Jonathan Hamaker – [email protected]
    http://www.fhauburn.com/

    Kappa Alpha Order
    Nu Chapter
    President: William Fite
    Recruitment Chair: Wilson Smith – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnka.com/

    Kappa Sigma
    Beta Eta Chapter
    President: Blake Bohlman
    Recruitment Chair: Matthew Davis – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnkappasigma.org/

    Lambda Chi Alpha
    Omega Chapter
    President: Blaine Russell
    Recruitment Chair: James Nix – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnlambdachi.com

    Phi Delta Theta
    Alabama Beta
    President: Brandon Stokes
    Recruitment Chair: Brendan Bzdel – [email protected]
    auburnpdt.com

    Phi Gamma Delta
    Alpha Upsilon Chapter
    President: John Cole
    Recruitment Chair: John Hutcheson – [email protected]
    http://www.auburn.edu/fiji

    Phi Kappa Psi
    Alabama Beta
    President: Jacob Houston
    Recruitment Chair: Kyle White – [email protected]
    phikappasi.com

    Phi Kappa Tau
    Alpha Lambda Chapter
    President: Blake McBride
    Recruitment Chair: Mason Sherman – [email protected]
    http://auburn.phikappatau.org/

    Phi Sigma Kappa
    Omega Septaton Chapter
    President: Sean Vennett
    Recruitment Chair: Frank Parker – [email protected]
    http://auburnphisig.org

    Pi Kappa Alpha
    Upsilon Chapter
    President: George Dannenbaum
    Recruitment Chair: Timothy Smith – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnpikes.com/

    Pi Kappa Phi
    Alpha Iota Chapter
    President: Connor Goss
    Recruitment Chair: Ryan Shedrick – [email protected]
    http://auburnpikappaphi.org/

    Sigma Nu
    Beta Theta Chapter
    President: Ryan Bell
    Recruitment Chair: William Kelly – [email protected]
    http://www.sigmanu-auburn.org

    Sigma Phi Epsilon
    Alabama Alpha Chapter
    President: Nicholas Caruso
    Recruitment Chair: Charles Rice – [email protected]
    http://www.sigepauburn.com/

    Sigma Pi
    Alpha Delta Chapter
    President: William Brock
    Recruitment Chair: Jake Horn – [email protected]
    http://www.ausigmapi.org/

    Sigma Tau Gamma
    Epsilon Chi Chapter
    President: Caspian Roberts
    Recruitment Chair: Sean Mosley – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnsigtau.com/

    Tau Kappa Epsilon
    Beta Lambda Chapter
    President: David Blevins
    Recruitment Chair: Ezekiel Walters – [email protected]
    http://www.auburntke.org/

    Theta Chi
    Chi Chapter
    President: John Sandoval
    Recruitment Chair: Joshua Ellis – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnthetachi.org/

    Theta Xi
    Beta Zeta Chapter
    President: Kevin Turner
    Recruitment Chair: Adam Kalson – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnthetaxi.com

  8. Spenser is emerging as a real alt-right leader. First and foremost he’s got balls. Keep triggering the anti-White scum Richard.

  9. Richard Spencer needs to start talking about the Chinese-Hindu-Korean-Pakistani Fifth Column in the US…

    Richard Spencer should stop romanticizing the genocIdal cannibal American Injuns….When California is handed over to the Greater China….and Greater India…the guilt trip about the American Injun will be flushed down the toilet….

    A White Ethno State=being surrounded by Greater China…Greater India…

    Richard Spencer should point out the Chinese “Americans” and Hindu “Americans” IN ALABAMA are enthusiastically voting the HISTORIC Native Born White American Southern Population into a racial minority in the American South on Nov 3 2020…Nov 3 2024…2028…2032…2036…..

    F the White Ethno State…White Ethno State =surrender large tracts of NATIVE BORN WHITE AMERICAN LIVING AND BREEDING SPACE TO GREATER CHINA…GREATER INDIA…GREATER PAKISTAN….

  10. Hecklers veto used against Ann Coulter in Berkeley, the enemy gives us an opportunity to defeat them AND rebuild the bridge to the rest of the political spectrum detonated by heil gate.

    Lets step up for Ann!

  11. “””….Chinese-Hindu-Korean-Pakistani….””

    Don,t pick up fight with the whole world. Hitler did it and he didn,t ended up well.

    Zero Chinese-Hindu-Korean-Pakistani got over the border because white army was crushed. They got over the border, because white liberals let them in.

    Finish off white liberals and you don,t have Chinese-Hindu-Korean-Pakistani problem. We here in Eastern Europe finished off white liberals and we don,t have Chinese-Hindu-Korean-Pakistani

  12. The Alt South: Doing jobs the government won’t do (uprooting violent political networks).

    Remember when I said the Alt South was the “green shoots” of the movement? Regenerating the movement with godly principles!

  13. Sounds like the event went well/Ok – still there’s a danger of these things falling down in to WWF foolishness that’s just low grade entertainment.

    I highly recommend following up these campus events by contacting current students and starting a conversation – I had decent success at Vanderbilt (my alma mater) with the subject of the Rolling Stone Magazine smear of UVA fraternities doing gang rape pledge initiations.

    Here are some contacts for Auburn fraternities – I suggest going to their fraternity web pages and seeing if they are White – AEP looks ands sounds Jewish.

    Hunter is an Auburn alum – if you do get some current students who are interesting in engaging us over the Spencer talk, let’s get Hunter to talk/write to them:

    Alpha Gamma Rho
    Xi Chapter
    President: Joe Wiley Mitchell
    Recruitment Chair: Jason Lee – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnagr.com/home

    Alpha Psi
    Theta Chapter
    President: Robert Hawkins
    Recruitment Chair: Cole Goracke – [email protected]
    http://alphapsirodeo.com/

    Alpha Sigma Phi
    Auburn Colony
    President: Andrew Kelly
    Recruitment Chair: Jebulyn Thompson – [email protected]
    http://auburn.alphasigmaphi.org

    Alpha Tau Omega
    Alpha Epsilon Chapter
    President: Reagan Drake
    Recruitment Chair: Clarkson Smith – [email protected]
    http://www.atoauburnuniversity.com

    Beta Theta Pi
    Delta Zeta Chapter
    President: Alexander Forchette
    Recruitment Chair: Daniel Heslin – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnbeta.com/

    Beta Upsilon Chi
    Omega
    President: Andrew Barrentine
    Recruitment Chair: Christopher Jobe – [email protected]
    http://auburn.betaupsilonchi.org

    Chi Phi
    Mu Delta
    President: Michael Miley
    Recruitment Chair: Christopher McElven – [email protected]
    https://www.chiphiauburn.com/

    Delta Chi
    Auburn Chapter
    President: Robert Brewer
    Recruitment Chair: Cecil Hackney – [email protected]
    http://www.audchi.com/

    Delta Sigma Phi
    Kappa Chapter
    President: Nik Johnson
    Recruitment Chair: Cole Houghton – [email protected]
    http://www.audeltasig.com

    Delta Tau Delta
    Epsilon Alpha
    President: Logan Owen
    Recruitment Chair: Nathan Mobed – [email protected]
    http://www.auburndelts.org

    Farmhouse
    Auburn Chapter
    President: Ricky Campbell
    Recruitment Chair: Jonathan Hamaker – [email protected]
    http://www.fhauburn.com/

    Kappa Alpha Order
    Nu Chapter
    President: William Fite
    Recruitment Chair: Wilson Smith – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnka.com/

    Kappa Sigma
    Beta Eta Chapter
    President: Blake Bohlman
    Recruitment Chair: Matthew Davis – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnkappasigma.org/

    Lambda Chi Alpha
    Omega Chapter
    President: Blaine Russell
    Recruitment Chair: James Nix – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnlambdachi.com

    Phi Delta Theta
    Alabama Beta
    President: Brandon Stokes
    Recruitment Chair: Brendan Bzdel – [email protected]
    auburnpdt.com

    Phi Gamma Delta
    Alpha Upsilon Chapter
    President: John Cole
    Recruitment Chair: John Hutcheson – [email protected]
    http://www.auburn.edu/fiji

    Phi Kappa Psi
    Alabama Beta
    President: Jacob Houston
    Recruitment Chair: Kyle White – [email protected]
    phikappasi.com

    Phi Kappa Tau
    Alpha Lambda Chapter
    President: Blake McBride
    Recruitment Chair: Mason Sherman – [email protected]
    http://auburn.phikappatau.org/

    Phi Sigma Kappa
    Omega Septaton Chapter
    President: Sean Vennett
    Recruitment Chair: Frank Parker – [email protected]
    http://auburnphisig.org

    Pi Kappa Alpha
    Upsilon Chapter
    President: George Dannenbaum
    Recruitment Chair: Timothy Smith – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnpikes.com/

    Pi Kappa Phi
    Alpha Iota Chapter
    President: Connor Goss
    Recruitment Chair: Ryan Shedrick – [email protected]
    http://auburnpikappaphi.org/

    Sigma Nu
    Beta Theta Chapter
    President: Ryan Bell
    Recruitment Chair: William Kelly – [email protected]
    http://www.sigmanu-auburn.org

    Sigma Phi Epsilon
    Alabama Alpha Chapter
    President: Nicholas Caruso
    Recruitment Chair: Charles Rice – [email protected]
    http://www.sigepauburn.com/

    Sigma Pi
    Alpha Delta Chapter
    President: William Brock
    Recruitment Chair: Jake Horn – [email protected]
    http://www.ausigmapi.org/

    Sigma Tau Gamma
    Epsilon Chi Chapter
    President: Caspian Roberts
    Recruitment Chair: Sean Mosley – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnsigtau.com/

    Tau Kappa Epsilon
    Beta Lambda Chapter
    President: David Blevins
    Recruitment Chair: Ezekiel Walters – [email protected]
    http://www.auburntke.org/

    Theta Chi
    Chi Chapter
    President: John Sandoval
    Recruitment Chair: Joshua Ellis – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnthetachi.org/

    Theta Xi
    Beta Zeta Chapter
    President: Kevin Turner
    Recruitment Chair: Adam Kalson – [email protected]
    http://www.auburnthetaxi.com

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