Comedian Adam Carolla testified before congress this week about the free speech crisis on college campuses. He was excellent. He clearly understands the issue.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Adam Carolla Goes to Congress, Says Adults Need to Take Back College Campuses
Comedian Adam Carolla was invited to testify before Congress on the state of free speech at American universities and said that it was time for the “adults” to take back control of campus.
Carolla, who has emerged as an active voice for free speech and is working on a new film that rails against “safe spaces,” told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that university faculties are doing a disservice to students by letting them decide what speech is safe for them to hear.
“Children are the future but we are the present” Carolla said. “We’re the adults.”
“We’re talking a lot about kids, and I think they’re just that—kids,” Carolla said. “We are the adults and we need to act like it.”
“These are 18- and 19-year-old kids that grew up dipped in Purell playing soccer games where they never kept score and watching Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, and we’re asking them to be mature,” he said. “We need the adults to start being the adults.”
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Carolla said, “Studies have shown that if you take people and put them in a zero gravity environment like astronauts they lose muscle mass, they lose bone density. We’re taking these kids, in the name of protection, we’re putting them in a zero gravity environment and they are losing muscle mass and bone density. They need to live in a world that has gravity. You need to expose your children to germs and dirty and the environment to build up their immune system. Our plan is to put them in the bubble, keep them away from everything and somehow they will come out stronger when they emerge from the bubble. Well, that’s not happening.”
He continued, “Children are the future, but we are the present, and we are the adults and we need to act like it. And I feel that what’s going on on these campuses is — we need law and order. We need to bring back law and order. But I think if we just had order we wouldn’t need law. So, could we just bring back order, and could the faculty and administration on these campuses act like faculty and administration?”