Mark Steyn on CPAC’s Gellerphobia: “I wish there were more with her spirit” #StandwithPamelaGeller

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Huge thanks to the uniquely brave and brilliant Mark Steyn for his piece over at NRO (yes, NRO) in support of my work:

CPAC Tentwatch By Mark Steyn

Jonah Goldberg, Mark Krikorian and NR’s editors have written here about CPAC’s decision to exclude Chris Christie, GOProud, and those who believe in enforcing the nation’s immigration laws.
I know nothing about the organization’s internal machinations, but the
latest expulsion I take personally. On the only occasion I’ve ever
spoken at CPAC, I had the honor of being introduced by Pamela Geller.
Back then, some fellows were trying to rule her beyond the pale and
leaning on me to get her kicked off the much coveted (ha!) Steyn-intro
spot. I told ‘em to take a hike: She’s a fearless fighter on free speech
and other issues, and I wish there were more with her spirit. Yet five
years on it seems she too is unacceptable to CPAC:

For the last four years, Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com and the
American Freedom Defense Initiative have held events at CPAC featuring
guests she invites to discuss the influence of Islamism on America. But
this year, the American Conservative Union (ACU) has no room for Geller
or her message…

In years past, the events were standing room only thanks to their
popularity, but that apparently was not enough to counter pressure
brought to bear from somewhere to exclude Geller’s message.

After the fiasco of last November, it’s appropriate for the American
right to consider new strategies. Narrowing the message, restricting the
debate and enforcing conformity doesn’t seem an obvious winner.

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