Ted Cruz: Colleges are ‘trying really hard to raise a generation of pansies'

As quoted on the Daily Wire: "Cruz replied, “Elaborate a little bit on how political correctness is impacting college debate.”

The student answered, “I’d love to. So at the beginning of every round, for us to write our gender pronouns on the board. It gets a little bit worse; if our cases are a little bit edgy, we have to 'trigger-warn' before each round; if we say something —”

At this point Cruz bent over and put his head in his hands, eliciting laughter.


The student continued, “If we say something a little bit too offensive, we can get equity-called and then kicked out of the tournament and shunned by the league. And then also, they have ‘gender-minority’ tournaments, where men are just banned from competing entirely.”

Cruz then provoked hilarity, shaking his head sadly and intoning, “We’re all gonna die.” After the laughter and applause subsided, he continued, “One of the saddest things we're seeing is our colleges and universities are trying really hard to raise a generation of pansies. What is this sense that you have a right not to be offended? You have a right not to hear ideas that are scary? Look, the entire purpose of university is to hear ideas that are scary."

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