The UNC Student Congress slashed the College Republicans' budget to bring two talented speakers to Chapel Hill: Katie Pavlich and Ann McElhinney.
The Congress said the women were "non-intellectual" with "no value." According to one student representative, "We’re cutting what we believe to be the cost of a speaker that may not actually be beneficial to the university."
It's clear why the rep thinks the speakers won't be "beneficial": The speakers will bring a conservative point of view to the college.
No matter how the Congress dresses it up, this is blatant censorship of differing opinions. It's undeniable intolerance.
Shouldn't students hear diverse opinions in college? Is it right to censor speech because you disagree with it? Is this what they're teaching in universities?
The actions of the UNC Student Congress are reprehensible. They should be ashamed.
Both Katie and Ann are accomplished professionals who want to speak at UNC Chapel Hill. And with your help they still can!
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We're raising money to cover the costs so Katie and Ann can bring their voices to a campus desperately in need of opinions that challenge the educational establishment. Katie and Ann will be speak on the same day to celebrate free speech and diversity of opinion.
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Katie Pavlich Bio
Katie Pavlich is the news editor for Townhall.com and a contributing editor to Townhall Magazine. She is the award winning author of the New York Times Best Seller Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up. As a reporter, she has covered topics ranging from White House scandals and the 2012 presidential election to the Second Amendment and border issues. As a Fox News contributor, Katie has filled in as a guest co-host on the widely popular show The Five. Katie is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in Journalism and is a former National Review Washington Fellow. Katie has shared her perspective on multiple media venues including, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and Fox Business, in addition to a host of national and local radio shows. She is a regular speaker on college campuses across the country.
Ann McElhinney Bio
Ann McElhinney is a filmmaker and investigative journalist. She has produced documentaries for the BBC, CBC (Canada) and RTE (Ireland). She has written for a series of newspapers including the UK Sunday Times and the Irish Times. Ann has worked as a filmmaker and journalist in many countries including Indonesia, Romania, Vietnam, Cambodia, Uganda, Madagascar, and Uzbekistan. She infiltrated a baby buying ring in Indonesia. As a result, two people are serving lengthy prison sentences for their parts in an illegal adoption. Ann produced and directed three feature-length documentaries with her husband, Phelim McAleer: FrackNation (2012), Not Evil Just Wrong (2009), and Mine Your Own Business (2006). She has appeared on or is a regular contributor to an array of international media organizations including ABC, BBC, CBC (Canada), ABC (Australia), RTE (Ireland), and Fox News. Ann is an accomplished speaker who has given talks on college campuses all over the US.