The free speech comedy night was more important now than ever, as just last month CFACT at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities was protested and physically assaulted by ANTIFA for inviting conservative and libertarian speaker Lauren Southern to speak.
The issue of free speech on college campuses has become so heated that even members of Congress have begun to address it. According to U.S. News, Senator Lamar Alexander addressed the topic at a hearing on Capitol Hill this fall. “I hope the United States Congress won’t do what it often does and believe we’ve suddenly become wise enough to tell 6,000 colleges and universities what to do,” the Tennessee Republican and chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said. “[That’s a] bad idea. But there should be some sensible way to allow speakers to speak and audiences to listen while still protecting freedoms offered by the First Amendment.”