Alan Dershowitz slams Martha's Vineyard liberals for 'shunning' him more than Trump defense
Apparently Martha&rsquos Vineyard is a safe space.
Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz mentioned last week that his defense of President Donald Trump&rsquos constitutional rights led to him getting &ldquoshunned&rdquo by his personal pals at a higher-finish seasonal destination.
The famed lawyer lamented the efforts to eject him from his social life at Martha&rsquos Vineyard amid his outspoken criticism of Unique Counsel Robert Mueller&rsquos investigation into the alleged collusion with Russia.
"So they are shunning me and trying to ban me from their social life on Martha&rsquos Vineyard.&rdquo
In an op-ed for The Hill, Dershowitz, a frequent guest on Fox News, mentioned that although he&rsquos politically a liberal Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton in addition to contributing &ldquohandsomely&rdquo to her campaign, his defense of civil liberties that could benefit Trump is as well significantly to swallow for his social circle.
&ldquoBut that is not good enough for some of my old friends on Martha&rsquos Vineyard. For them, it is adequate that what I have said about the Constitution might assist Trump. So they are shunning me and trying to ban me from their social life on Martha&rsquos Vineyard."
&ldquoOne of them, an academic at a distinguished university, has told men and women that he would not attend any dinner or party to which I was invited. He and other folks have demanded &lsquotrigger warnings&rsquo so that they can be assured of getting &ldquosafe spaces&rdquo in which they will not encounter me or my concepts. Others have stated they will discontinue contributions to organizations that sponsor my talks,&rdquo he added.
Dershowitz went on to evaluate his scenario with McCarthyism in the 1950s, when several innocent people were perceived as becoming sympathetic to communist suggestions and had been subjected to job firings and blacklists.
&ldquoI in no way believed I would see McCarthyism come to Martha&rsquos Vineyard, but I have. I wonder if the professor who refuses to listen to something I have to say also treats his students similarly,&rdquo he continued. &ldquoWould he listen to a student who actively supported Trump? What about one who simply supported his civil liberties?&rdquo
&ldquoI in no way thought I would see McCarthyism come to Martha&rsquos Vineyard, but I have. I wonder if the professor who refuses to listen to something I have to say also treats his students similarly."
However, Dershowitz remains defiant amid the efforts to ostracize him from public life. &ldquoI will not change my views as a result of these attempts to ostracize me, but there are some who could stay silent for worry of getting shunned,&rdquo he wrote.
&ldquoSilence is not my style. Cowardice is not my philosophy. I intend to speak up when I disagree with Republicans, and I intend to speak up when I disagree with Democrats. Proper now I am speaking up in disagreement with Maxine Waters. She &mdash like these who shun me on Martha&rsquos Vineyard &mdash is component of the difficulty rather than the resolution,&rdquo he added.
Published at Tue, 03 Jul 2018 04:30:00 +0000