Campus Free Speech It seems every time you turn on the news today there is another story talking about free speech on campus around the country. Many of these stories involve students protesting certain offensive speakers from talking at their university. According to the article Free Speech or Safe Speech, as these protesting become intense and dangerous. These students believe these offensive speakers cause a hostile environment and interrupt their education therefore should not be able to speak at their school. These students believe campus should be a “safe zone from hate speech” (“Free Speech or Safe Speech”, 2017).
1 | P a g e FROM ENGINES TO OBSTACLES THE EFFECTS OF REGULATING SPEECH ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES BY JOSH RUDD In the United States today just about everyone – famous celebrities, politicians, colleges, major companies and corporations, average people, and even radical groups like Antifa and the Altright –claims to support free speech. But when pressed, many people admit that some viewpoints or ideologies are simply too radical and need to be regulated or even banned. When a person or organization claims they support freedom of speech, they often mean that they support freedom of speech which isn’t offensive. This contradiction of simultaneously supporting and restricting free speech is most blatant on college campuses in the U.S. today, where freedom
This is the situation presented in the novel Ella Minnow Pea, by Mark Dunn. In this novel, the characters face censorship and totalitarianism as letters of the alphabet are gradually banned from use. While certainly a whimsical story, Dunn’s criticism of censorship is clear throughout the novel and applies to a hotly debated issue today: free speech on college campuses. Recently, there has been an increasing number of protests against guest speakers on
The ill minded should not be the cause of the abiding citizens of America to lose their rights. The second amendment (the right to bear arms) was within the first 10 amendments to be put into our Bill of Rights. As the supreme court stated, the right to bear arms belongs completely to those as individuals. The purpose of the second amendment to be made was to make sure that the government couldn’t unarm our militias and make federal standing armies. When argued that the Second Amendment is purely to keep from disarming the state militias can not be entirely true, for it is said in the last half of the Amendment itself “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”.
Security matters in most of the campuses are threatened by the continuous attack by thugs with less attention from the security personnel. People who are in the campus feel danger and fears from the weapon of the gun. students use their gun on campus to save own life once there is no security personnel, therefore the demand for the self-defense has grown significantly in various campuses. There are three different articles, but these have same point that is antagonizing of the gun on campus. In article of “Guns, Campuses and Madness”, Frank Bruni thinks that how the students of the University of Texas think about misbehavior of firearms.
Public speech is an intrinsic characteristic of most institutions that allows speakers to expound upon topics relating to current political, social, or other miscellaneous issues. Recently, disapproving students at various colleges such as Berkeley and Middlebury have challenged public orators given permission to speak at their respective campuses. Although most of these protests had peaceful inceptions, they promptly intensified until the calm civil disobedience became an escalating riot. Such protests in academic as well as non academic realms have raised the question of how institutions should decide to whom they provide a public stage to without provoking severe objections by its members. To provide fair and constitutionally aligned opportunities for speakers on controversial topics, all publicly funded establishments need to develop a committee comprised of varied members with academic prestige.
Just as Martin L. King Jr. protested against the racial injustices years ago and non violently protested, students are finding other ways to stand up for what they believe in and what should be fair treatment for all. Protests of this one action have caused a feeling of despair and wonder for the country because it has brought us all apart and makes family and friends hate each other instead of enjoying each other. Once the racial discrimination and social injustices end in high schools and all around, our country might actually be able to become one and the protests will be able to stop. That will make everyone happy and we can continue to grow together as a community, country, and
Even though officers accused protesters for unlawful acts, they had to right to protest due to Consent of the Governed. In 2016 during the Dakota Access pipeline construction, protests was made to protect the clean water but “The protests led to occasional clashes with law enforcement and nearly 700 arrests” (TWB 34). The arrest were wrong and the people did have the rights to protest because they weren’t protected by the governments. These are the reasons why America is not living up to the ideals of the Enlightenment. In the world today, America is not living up to the ideals of the Enlightenment.
Kaepernicks’ protest has caught the attention of millions of Americans and iconic news networks such as Fox News or MSNBC. Colin Kaepernick showed the sole purpose of his protest when he said “…ultimately it’s to bring awareness and make people realize what’s really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust, people aren’t being held accountable for, and that’s something that needs to change.” Colin Kaepernicks’ protest held the voices of the victims who were wrongly killed because of unnecessary and cold-blooded force. Also, when Kaepernick protested against police brutality he also wore socks with pigs dressed as police officers. As a result of Colin Kaepernicks’ protest, many Americans jumped to
Student opposition to military presence on campus increased and turned violent during the 60’s, mirroring the nationwide protests against the Vietnam War and the draft. Many pro-independence groups in Puerto Rico identified with the Vietnamese struggle because of their similar plight for the right to be free from American influence. The conflict was triggered in September 1969 with the arrest of Edwin Feliciano Grafals, who was taken into custody for refusing to join the military after being drafted. As a result, protests escalated, leading to the partial burning of the ROTC