Editor’s Note: Scroll halfway down to see our response to the students who can’t handle other people’s opinions. 

 

Mount Holyoke College Administrators announced this week that campus Police Chief Daniel Hect would be placed on administrative leave after students allegedly found out he liked tweets from President Trump and the NRA.

According to a report from the Daily Wire, Hect first came under attack after posting about his new position on the social media platform.

Mount Holyoke College put their new Police Chief on administrative leave after students protested. (Wikipedia Commons)

 

“I am excited to announce I have accepted the position of Chief of Police at Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges, two of the most prestigious all women’s institutions in the nation,” he tweeted.

But it didn’t take long for Mount Holyoke students to begin combing through his entire Twitter account, looking for anything they could to be able to protest the officer’s presence at their school.

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It didn’t take long for the social justice warriors to find something and lose their minds.

Now I know what you’re thinking. Maybe the guy tweeted some crazy, possibly racist stuff. Said some things that would condemn him and would forever live on the Internet.

Nope.

These students flipped out because he liked some tweets from President Trump and the NRA. Hect even went so far as to like the tweet from the NRA that wished Americans a ‘Merry Christmas’.

 

Another included a saying that “if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.”

How dare he?

Another one of the tweets that led to Hect’s mandatory leave was about the border wall. Another was about the government shutdown.

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Students quickly approached the college administration, who showed absolutely no backbone or support for the man in charge of keeping their community safe.

 

One student commented that it was, “unacceptable for someone in charge of keeping any community safe, let alone a campus as diverse as MHC’s, to be publicly displaying his support for hateful regimes and organizations, as well as for individuals who demonize migrants from Mexico or other latin american nations.”

Apparently the administration has also hosted several events to, ‘try to ease the students’ worries.’

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Let me reiterate. Hect didn’t comment. He didn’t tweet anything. He didn’t retweet them. He liked them. Our future is so screwed…

 

Listen up kid. You’ve got a lot of learning to do.

Your teachers might be running around preaching about how Trump is evil and that police officers and conservatives are all racist, homophobic hate-mongers, but I can guarantee you that’s more ridiculous than the fact you’re paying $50,000 a year to get a ‘gender studies’ degree.

Do you even go to class anymore? Or have they all been cancelled so you can protest whatever is making you mad that week?

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Guns might be scary, but guess who’s running to the front lines of an active shooter situation armed with a gun, ready to lay down their life to save you? Well, normally it would be armed cops, but since you complained about police being armed on school grounds, officers (who are still expected to conduct felony traffic stops) are no longer carrying firearms.

The situation on the southern border is reaching critical mass. I can tell you so many stories from friends who live in Texas about how frequent border crossings used to be versus where they’re at now on a day-to-day basis. But maybe it’s better to just ship you down there so you can see for yourself.

 

Even Canada reported this week that they’re changing laws to deny sanctuary to asylum seekers who had already tried to enter the United States.

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So when you look at a man who was called to protect and serve, willing to do what you could never do and lose your mind over the fact that he ‘liked’ a few tweets… you really need to reevaluate how you’re living your life.

Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes people disagree with you. Sometimes the person yelling the loudest isn’t sharing the opinion that you want to hear.

 

We’re adults. We move past it. Freedom of speech is exactly that – this man did not hurt anyone, did not support anything that was evil or wrong, he liked a damn tweet.

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How extreme are we going to get with social media? If we continue on this path, in 30 years no one is going to be able to get a job because they said something stupid years ago. Enough is enough, already.

Until people start being able to tolerate the opinions of those around them and carry on living their lives, we’re not headed anywhere good in the future.

 

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