Who Will Restore Free Speech On American Campuses?
We live in a moment when mass hysterias override and drive away the reasonableness our civilization once took as a cornerstone of the good life, the life of ordered liberty. Campus disorders merely reflect the mental and moral disorders of the time.
Who’s Violating Campus Free Speech? Follow the Money
“The domination of elite institutions of higher education by the upper middle class is a big problem for social mobility. . . . It looks like it might be bad news for free speech, too.”
Defending the Student Punished for Distributing Copies of the Constitution
The irony here is rich. In trying to spread knowledge about our constitutional rights—including free speech—a student at a public college was informed that those rights were only exercisable in a 616-square-foot area.
Protecting Innocent Students When Protests Turn Violent
College students should be able to trust that school officials protect students’ physical safety on campus. Yet some at postsecondary institutions equate protecting students’ physical welfare with stifling free expression.
Are “hate” and “racist’’ speech protected by the Constitution?
No one should endorse or accept racist or hate speech, even if protected by the First Amendment. But these days the undefined terms “racist” and “hate speech” are being tossed around loosely against ideas that critics just don’t like.
Glimmers of Hope at Middlebury
Credit the New York Times with digging a little ways beneath the toxic surface of the Middlebury College disorders to find out what students there are presently thinking about the protest that injured a professor and closed down the sociologist Charles Murray’s intended lecture.
“Collision of Adverse Opinions” Is a Healthy Thing
At Lone Star College, we take the First Amendment seriously. There are no restrictive speech codes, no “safe spaces,” no prohibition of “micro-aggressions,” no mandated “trigger warnings,” and no refusals to let certain speakers speak on campus.
Middlebury College And The Left’s Ongoing Assault On Free Speech
Middlebury came apart, as student protesters blocked Murray’s speech. “I went onstage, got halfway through my first sentence, and the uproar began,” Murray wrote for AEIdeas, the institute’s blog.
Behold the Results of “Bash the Fash” at Middlebury College
Liberals used to say that violence has no place in a civilized country, but that old-fashioned sentiment has given way to excusing violence, as long as it’s used by their good side against the bad side. This is a retrogression into primitive, tribal thinking.
Weaponizing Words: How College Campuses Undermine Democratic Dialogue
So, while colleges and universities might think they are fighting intolerance and divisiveness by banning certain types of speech on campus, in reality they are really hurting our country’s ability to come together despite its differences.