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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.



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Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 year ago

People should exercise free speech even if they have to kick some ass when someone tries to shut them up. And that’s for both left and right. I might not agree with someone but I will defend their right to speak

l2a3
l2a3
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

At 72 years old and served 23+ years actively defending America from foreign enemies and some domestic ones. I am Truly disappointed in the people I left behind to keep our country safe have allowed the Socialist/Communists to infiltrate the Democratic Party and education and allow them to work to destroy our Constitution and country. (Go back in time and see when the American Communist Party stopped running for elected offices, then ask yourself where did they go?) It is really bad when we have adults that cannot logically think because their education failed to teach them the basic education(reading, writing and arithmetic and to think); instead they mimic phrases that they have been told that will make them feel good, and that is what is important…feeling good…but not knowing how to be a responsible citizen to your country. And one little bit of history: In Communism citizens are property of the State not citizens.