Free Speech on college campuses across American is under attack, and defending it should be a cause that both Democrats and Republicans can support.
As woke insanity continues to sow chaos and violence in America’s streets it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the same doesn’t happen in America’s classrooms.
As Dan Backer, a veteran campaign counsel and founding attorney of politicallaw.com PPLC, explains in the Washington Examiner:
Just last week, conservative students at Skidmore College were the targets of a “cancel culture campaign,” as the Skidmore Student Government Association prohibited them from starting a Young Americans for Liberty chapter at the school. Why? Due to “concerns of hate speech and making students on campus feel unsafe.”
It doesn’t help that President Joe Biden now aims to strip college students of their due-process rights, reversing Trump-era rules that “afforded greater protections to students accused of assault.” In Biden’s worldview, college students are guilty until proven innocent, whether they’re faced with sexual misconduct allegations (fairly or unfairly) or if they simply wish to exercise their free-speech rights…
Even centrist liberals are being targeted. Jodi Shaw, a Smith College graduate and longtime student support coordinator, was recently forced to resign after daring to question the school’s teachings on critical race theory. After advocating for color blindness, Shaw was essentially harassed into quitting by her peers. In Shaw’s words: “It is an environment in which dissenting from the new critical race orthodoxy — or even failing to swear fealty to it like some kind of McCarthy-era loyalty oath — is grounds for public humiliation and professional retaliation.”…
No one is immune from the anti-speech Left, which is determined to stifle dissent and cancel the dissenters — from college campuses to forums on Reddit. Although on opposite ends of the spectrum, good-faith Americans such as Hopkins and Shaw are proving that we can find consensus on the fundamental issue of free speech. Wherever we may stand on other issues, we need to stand together against censorship and cancellation.