James_Thunder_Early saidPeople not agreeing with or liking the things you say does not equal intolerance. It's not like Democrats are out passing laws saying that conservatives can be legally discriminated against or anything like that.
You outlined the basic principle of Freedom of Speech as we know it from the First Amendment. However this is not how many liberals perceive it. In displays of intellectual bigotry, an irrational aversion for ideas which they do not embrace, they resort to mob mentality to silence speakers.
When was the last time you heard of a protest of a liberal speaker in a city or at a university? Conservatives are nine times more likely to be protested than liberals. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/liberals-over-conservatives-9-1-at-college-commencements/article/2564294
Condoleeza Rice at Rutgers University http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Condoleezza-Rice-speech-Minnesota-protest/2014/04/16/id/566067/
Libertarian Jennifer Gratz invited by Libertarians was shouted down at the University of Michigan. NYC police commissioner Ray Kelly at Brown University. Author/philosopher Christina Hoff-Sommers at FSU had faculty and students lined up to shout her down as she attempted to speak. Other notable protests include Karl Rove at the University of Massachusetts, Rand Paul at Howard University. Robert Zoellick at his alma mater, Swarthmore College... moderate Muslims Usama Dakdok, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Zudhi Jasser, Wafa Sultan, Nonie Darwish, Walid Phares, Raheel Raza, Irshad Manji, as well as LIBERALS Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris for speaking against Islamic fundamentalism.... and all those are just A FEW... for a rebuttal, please compile a list of contemporary liberals who've been subjected to the same thing if you can find any.
It's intellectual bigotry, pure and simple.
Do you remember the racist college professor who said... “black college males” are a “problem population,” declaring “black masculinity is THE problem for America’s colleges.” “Deal with your black shit, black people. slavery is a *YALL* thing,” and “Every MLK week I commit myself to not spending a dime with a black person.”
That's because I substituted the 'white' for the word 'black' in statements by Saida Grundy, a black Boston University assistant professor. There was no protest or petition to have her fired for a statement that would have gotten a white counterpart kicked off the campus in one day.