The College Republicans at Madison invited a speaker on campus and were charged for on-site security.
They don't think they should pay for that security. Glenn doesn't think they should either. He thinks we should.
Security bills rile UW GOP group
by Pedro Oliveira
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
State Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, criticized UW’s security fees policy and asked the Board of Regents to “take immediate action forbidding its campuses from charging security fees for on-campus speakers.”
Grothman said he intends to introduce legislation preventing the university from charging these fees, if UW does not act on the matter.
“It is clear the UW is using ‘security fees’ to try to silence any voices which may be out of step with the hardcore left-wing orthodoxy found in so many liberal arts classrooms,” Grothman wrote in a statement. “The UW has been unable to name any similar fees charged for left-of-center speakers.”
More of the usual conceptual dissonance from Glenn.
Glenn is typically adamant about people paying their own way and, in this case, should be in favor of political groups at the Madison campus taking responsibility for the speakers they hire. I'm shocked, shocked, to discover he thinks the tax payer should pick up this tab.
Mr. Horowitz, for whom the security was required, is a former left winger who had second thoughts about his youthful commitment to social justice and has found a better paying gig attacking the notions of social justice he and his parents, famously, fought for.
Maybe it's only speakers like this who need security in Madison?
Anyway, maybe this means Glenn would be as glad to have the taxpayers pay for security for Angela Davis?
That'd be a sign of Federalist maturity.