Freedom of speech and mob rule on campus

Thomas Lifson
Cinnamon Stillwell, an AT contributor, describes the serous problems with freedom of speech on college campuses in a San Francisco Chronicle column.

"...it's the students who have become the bullies as of late. A disturbing number seem to feel that theirs is an inviolate world to which no one of differing opinion need apply. As a result, everything from pie throwing to disrupting speeches to attacks on speakers has become commonplace."

She goes on to describe a number of notable incidents of mobs shutting down speakers because of politically incorrect views being expressed. The article makes a great companion piece for Selwyn Duke’s article today on the process by which free speech rights are being lost.

Hat tip: Susan Lewis
Cinnamon Stillwell, an AT contributor, describes the serous problems with freedom of speech on college campuses in a San Francisco Chronicle column.

"...it's the students who have become the bullies as of late. A disturbing number seem to feel that theirs is an inviolate world to which no one of differing opinion need apply. As a result, everything from pie throwing to disrupting speeches to attacks on speakers has become commonplace."

She goes on to describe a number of notable incidents of mobs shutting down speakers because of politically incorrect views being expressed. The article makes a great companion piece for Selwyn Duke’s article today on the process by which free speech rights are being lost.

Hat tip: Susan Lewis