Liberal talk show host Bill Maher nails it in this video:
And it's not just young college students who behave this way. Plenty of elected officials totally lose it when they are faced with an uncomfortable opinion or idea.
Even senior members of the Legislature and the GOP get chafed if you stop blowing smoke up their arses long enough to look them in the eye and level with them. For these cats -- man to man is not an option.
Heck, some even memorialize their "feelings" in writing. Can you believe it?
Memo to them: You are the elected representatives of a democracy. Or at least, that is what you tell those young men and women from poor and working class backgrounds who you send to invade other nations in the name of "democracy." So many leave their limbs and well-being behind when they come home, but you justify it all in the name of "democracy." So for them, to honor their sacrifice, maybe you can manage to sit through a meeting with people you don't see eye to eye with?
As an elected leader, you have a responsibility to be an adult -- to lead by example. That means you have to suck it up and actually defend the right to be heard, of people and ideas you loath. Here's another for you, this time from a fictional liberal, President Andrew Shepherd (from “The American President,” 1995):
"America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say, 'You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating, at the top of his lungs, that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours.'"
That's it in a nutshell. Memo to some elected officials: Grow up.