The results of a repeal the First Amendment petition at Yale are shocking America, with a video of the free speech experiment going viral online. Students at one of the most prestigious Ivy League schools in the country not only signed the petition but repeatedly thanked the presenter for helping to prevent them from hearing words that they did not want to hear and to create one massive “safe space.”
Ami Horowitz created the fake repeal the First Amendment petition and decided to take it to the Yale campus for signatures to garner a better understanding of how college students view free speech rights. Horowitz is an accomplished satirist and filmmaker.
A total of 50 Yale students signed the First Amendment petition in just 60 minutes, Fox News reports.
“I decided to take this campus free speech debate to its logical conclusion. The result was this unbelievable display of total stupidity,” Ami Horowitz said.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 17, 2015
The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States protects the right to free speech, the right to assemble, freedom of the press, the right to petition, and freedom of religion.
Horowitz chatted with the Yale students before and during the presentation of the petition. Although no urging was needed to convince the Ivy League college students shown in the video to terminate their right to free speech and to assembly or protest, he tossed out hot-button terms such as safe space and “microaggression.” The recently coined term microaggression is often used by the far left to label comments or descriptions pertaining to minorities. Asking an Asian student if he or she is good at math could be considered an act of microaggression.
One of my videos will be spotlighted tonight on the Hannity show on FoxJust came back from Yale where I shot a new video.Get ready to puke!
— Ami (@AmiHorowitz) December 8, 2015
The term microaggression first entered the public consciousness after Columbia Professor Derald Sue used the phrase to define “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color,” Buzzfeed notes.
“I think it’s really awesome that you’re out here,” one Yale student said when taking a pen to sign the repeal the First Amendment petition.
All of the faces of the students in the Ami Horowitz viral video were blurred out to protect their privacy.
— Red Alert Politics (@RedAlert) December 17, 2015
Before venturing into satire filmmaking, Horowitz was an investment banker for 12 years. He has published articles for news outlets such as the Weekly Standard and the National Review and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, and ABC Radio, Townhall notes. His first film, U.N. Me, debuted in 2006.
U.N. Me details the failure of the U.N. to live up to its founding principles. In 1993, Ami accomplished what has stood until today as unprecedented, when he won the Heisman Trophy and Academy Award in the same year. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Manhattan.
Ami Horowitz is not the first satirist filmmaker to create a viral video showcasing the ease with which college students or Americans on the street are willing to tear up the Constitution. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, comedian Mark Dice has published a host of similar videos that have revealed equally startling results. Dice is a well-known political activist who uses satire videos to demonstrate how little some Americans know about or cherish the rights detailed in the Constitution, which the United States were founded upon.
In the video below, Mark Dice convinces Obama supporters to sign a petition to repeal the First Amendment rights of Americans to prevent negative comments about the president.
What do you think about the repeal the First Amendment Yale petition and the emergence of safe space and microaggression movements on college campuses throughout the United States?
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