'A Very Dangerous Trend': Carson Says Free Speech Is Under Fire at Colleges
On "The Kelly File" tonight, Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson reacted to protests over racial discrimination on college campuses across the country, from the University of Missouri to Yale University.
Carson said the problem is that there is no debate or open discussion taking place.
"It's part of the problem that's going on in our country right now. We have people who get in their respective corners and demonize each other. But there's no conversation," Carson said.
He asserted that if people actually go on the record with their gripes and solutions, they may see that they're not so far apart after all and can come to a reasonable resolution.
Carson added that right now the issues seem to be dominated by raw emotion and people being manipulated by outside forces.
"This is a very dangerous trend," Carson said. "When we get to a point where a majority can say, 'I don't like what you're doing. That's offensive, and therefore I have a right to be violent toward you or deprive you of rights, because I don't like what you're doing,' that really goes against the grain of our constitutional rights."
"If we don't see that, we're in really big trouble right now."
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