So, security was forced to shut down a speech by controversial pundit Ann Coulter at the University of Ottawa yesterday after a protest sparked concerns for her safety. I think this is sad and embarrassing.
Listen, I know she’s a controversial figure who uses shocking satire and sarcasm to make her points, but if Ahmadinejad can speak at Columbia U, surely Ann Coulter can speak at Ottawa U without being intimidated into silence.
You don’t have to agree with what she says but you have to respect her right to say it. That’s the hard part of freedom of speech: Hating what they say but defending their right to say it.
Agree or disagree…I’d like to know what you think.