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Unfree Speech
Weekly Standard, by Philip Terzian

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Posted By:grace52, 5/14/2014 12:08:08 PM

It´s hardly news that conservatives are not especially welcome on college and university campuses. Speech codes are designed to restrict discourse and punish the exercise of fundamental rights. Faculties are disproportionately left-wing in their politics. Administrators are sometimes intimidated by mobs. Conservative students can be marginalized and harassed. Visiting speakers are assailed, shouted down, sometimes physically assaulted.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jinx, 5/14/2014 1:02:58 PM     (No. 9848424)

They never turn down a Conservative´s money. Concervative´s should start applying to schools who are truly diverse. It will hurt the pockets of these Communist run schools.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 5/14/2014 1:17:59 PM     (No. 9848451)

I have to wonder why students who wanted these women to speak didn´t rally on their behalf.

Unless and until conservatives decide to fight fire with fire, we will continue to lose our freedoms. Hand wringing gets us nowhere.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: belwhatter, 5/14/2014 1:19:47 PM     (No. 9848454)

What earthly use is a university or college if ideas cannot be freely offered and discussed?

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