Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ben Carson says Missouri chaos akin to anarchy: 'This is just raw emotion and people being manipulated'

Ben Carson, former neurosurgeon-turned-presidential frontrunner, said during an interview with Megyn Kelly on Fox News the University of Missouri protests are showcasing the worst of the worst on college campuses and exposing them as the enablers of "infantile behavior."

He said college students and staffers would receive far greater benefit by talking, rather than protesting and demonizing each other.

"This is just raw emotion and people being manipulated," he said, Mediaite reported. "[And it's done] by outside forces who wish to create disturbances."

Kelly referred to another hot topic on a different college campus – the Yale students who expressed outrage over the suggestion  Halloween costumes should not be put under a politicall correct inspection. Carson said too many people were calling for watering of the First Amendment because of unwillingness to deal with offensive speech.

"[This is] a very dangerous trend," Carson said, referring to students who insist on the right to "violate your civil rights" to keep from being personally offended.

And his suggestion?

College administrators need to show "moral courage" and stand up to these types of student protests, otherwise "it will grow, it will exacerbate the situation and we will move much further toward anarchy," he said.

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