March 23, 2015 11:00 pm -


I think it’s safe to say that Senator ted Cruz’ demographic of voters falls more in line with Bill O’Reilly than Lena Dunham so Cruz decided to announce his presidential aspirations to a crowd of 10,000 evangelical students who were forced to attend his speech. If they failed to attend they had to pay a fine.…


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

23 responses to Liberty Students Who Woudn’t Attend Cruz Speech Faced Fines

  1. Maxx44 March 23rd, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Seems like a case of choosing your poison.

  2. whatthe46 March 23rd, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    AH HA! that’s just so fk’d up and embarrassing! and well deserved. that being said, well looks like rand has 9 dummies to add to his side. grotesque.

  3. jybarz March 23rd, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Liberty University my A$$!

    These sorry a$$e$ are so misguided not because they support Rand over Cruz. It’s because they know sh!t that they are still supporting another evil repuke and they have no liberty.

  4. labman57 March 23rd, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Brings new meaning to the term “captive audience”.

    • whatthe46 March 24th, 2015 at 12:39 am

      well, he got the idea, i guess, from boner. remember they stacked the “audience” at the house so that nothingness from israel could feel welcomed with staff members… lol.

  5. jstsmlbrlcnsrvtvguy March 23rd, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Verily, AquaBuddah seems to have some followers, too.

  6. oldfart March 24th, 2015 at 1:07 am

    give me liberty or give me a 10$ fine…

  7. rg9rts March 24th, 2015 at 2:30 am

    Shades of things to come??? Practice your 1 arm salute people or you too will be fined

  8. Warman1138 March 24th, 2015 at 4:31 am

    Goebbels would be very proud.

  9. fahvel March 24th, 2015 at 5:35 am

    and they attend this fine school for what???

    • eyelashviper March 24th, 2015 at 11:30 am

      indoctrination, with a diploma to match.

  10. William March 24th, 2015 at 8:17 am

    I wonder if the attendees got extra credit applauding.

  11. Snick1946 March 24th, 2015 at 11:20 am

    There is a long history of Right wing political events being scripted to give casual viewers the mistaken idea that what is being presented has widespread support. Witness all the presidential appearances of the last President Bush- mostly they were closed to anyone Liberal.

  12. illinoisboy1977 March 24th, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Did anyone bother to get confirmation of this claim? It sounds pretty far fetched that a university would make attendance to a political rally mandatory. Also, don’t go, if you don’t want to. Don’t pay the fine, if you don’t feel like it. They can’t uphold a fine that has nothing to do with rules violations or criminal behavior. Tell them where they can stick it and go about your business. If they try to force the issue, sue the crap out of them for violating your right to due process.
    Even if the university DID mandate attendance, you’d have a hard time proving that it was at the behest of the speaker.

    • arc99 March 24th, 2015 at 12:10 pm

      The speech by Sen. Cruz was held at a convocation which according to the Liberty University student guide ( reference below) is mandatory. Failure to attend any convocation scores points which as those points accumulate could lead to expulsion.

      The article did not say that Cruz requested making attendance mandatory. I think the point of the article here is the very clear double standard embraced by the Obama-hatred industry. If the President gave a speech at a university where students would be fined or face other disciplinary action for not attending, I suspect that the same people swooning over Ted Cruz would be denouncing the President’s tyranny, or egotism or elitism or fascism or whichever bullsh*t rant is the right wing talking point du jour. And correct me if I am wrong, but I doubt that you would be here rationalizing the event by arguing that President Obama himself did not request mandatory student attendance.

      Refer to page 11 of the document referenced below. And your advice is for students to risk expulsion and/or incur thousands of dollars in legal fees all because the school administration wanted to use students as props for a politician that many of the students do not support?

      • illinoisboy1977 March 24th, 2015 at 1:03 pm

        Ah. I didn’t realize it was a private university. While I don’t agree that students should be forced to attend a political rally, you really don’t have much recourse with a completely privately funded organization. I still think the students should raise the issue with the administration and make their disagreement with this practice clear. Ted Cruz isn’t an accredited educator, so there’s no reason to require attendance to one of his speeches. Of course, even though the President IS an accredited educator, I wouldn’t want people to be forced to attend one of his political speeches, either. An educational lecture, yes, but not a political speech.
        Since they have a “Student’s Court of Appeals”, the students should appeal their fines, there. Either way, I think the school was in the wrong and the students should make it known.

    • Foundryman March 24th, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      You will be the seed of lucifer. They will send you to hell if you disobey them. Religious cults are like that.

  13. NW10 March 24th, 2015 at 12:50 pm

  14. Bunya March 24th, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Is this an accredited university? Do employers really take resumes from graduates from Liberty University seriously? This isn’t a rhetorical question. I’d really like to know. I know that if I owned a business, I’d hire a graduate from NYU before I’d hire a grad from, say, Oral Roberts University.

    • bpollen March 24th, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      Not nationally. They are regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. I’ve heard, from many quarters, the description “diploma mill.” They DO teach creationism, so I’d prefer a potential employee who just graduated from ANY local community college. Training in fairy tales is seldom a requirement for employment.

      • Bunya March 25th, 2015 at 10:03 am

        Thanks for clearing that up for me. I thought if that goofy school shared the same academic standard that more prestigious schools (Harvard, Columbia, etc.) hold, this country is in deep trouble.

        • bpollen March 25th, 2015 at 3:49 pm

          No problem. Like Rand Paul, they lack national recognition in their field.