Sign of the times

Even if The Man Show hadn’t gotten a bunch of college-age women to sign on to their joke petition to repeal the 19th Amendment (because “suffrage” sounds so much like “suffering,” dontchaknow), more recent events make this all too believable:

Yale fail: Ivy leaguers sign ‘petition’ to repeal First Amendment

Looking to understand just how controversial the debate over free speech on our college campuses really is, filmmaker and satirist Ami Horowitz recently traveled to Yale University, one of our nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning, to speak directly to students.

“I decided to take this campus free speech debate to its logical conclusion,” said Horowitz, who asked students if they’d sign a petition calling for an outright repeal of the First Amendment. “The result was this unbelievable display of total stupidity.”

In fact, Horowitz discovered a solid majority of the students asked willingly signed the petition, with several expressing their enthusiastic approval for his anti-First Amendment efforts.