University officials personally destroyed pocket constitutions after an undercover reporter posing as a student claimed she felt “triggered” by their circulation on campus.
Vassar College’s Kelly Grab implied that restricting the distribution of pocket constitutions was perfectly acceptable if such censorship prevents hurt feelings amongst students.
“…We don’t want to limit people in exchanging ideas or having opposing viewpoints, but when it’s disruptive or causing harm…,” she told the Project Veritas reporter.
After claiming the pocket constitution gave her a “panic attack,” the reporter asked Grab if she could shred it for her, to which she cheerfully agreed.
“…Yes, I think we have a shredder in the front office there,” Grab replies. “Did you want to do it with me?”
An anthropology professor at Vassar, Colleen Cohen, also agreed to shred a pocket constitution when the same reporter went to her with the “complaint.”
“I’ll put it through a shredder,” Cohen offered. “Yeah, I’ll put it in a shredder.”
And when the reporter told the same story to the faculty at Oberlin College, one professor told her “the Constitution in everyday life causes people pain” and that she rarely talks about the founding document in class.
“…Maybe you just want to talk back to the constitution,” Prof. Wendy Kozol told her.
Carol Lasser, Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Oberlin, similarly concurred that “the Constitution is an oppressive document.”
“What could be clearer than, I mean at least from my point of view, that the founders never envisioned giving people carte blanche to own assault rifles?”
The founder of Project Veritas, James O’Keefe, said he was completely surprised with the outcome of the sting video.
“When this idea came up in our newsroom about campus administrators shredding the Constitution because it’s a trigger against students, we didn’t think people would actually fall for it,” he said. “We underestimated just how stupid and politically correct these people are.”