In many cases some protesters will block off an entrance to an event or will start to harass people walking past. In rarer cases some will protest on things that may cause fights. The college campus has the right to shut down a protest if it may cause a fight. This is said under the category “Fighting Words” in the first amendment. Its states that if the protest may cause the intended audience to commit an act of crime, the protest should be dismissed.
The article, “The Patriot Act Infringes on International Students ' Privacy Rights” claims that, “Campus police [...] has the right to find out what books we check out of the library, find out what kinds of political convictions we express in our classes and around campus and go to other ridiculous lengths to screen our daily activities” (McCormack), this made people feel unsafe because the campus police are there to keep them safe, not impose on their private activities. But without them doing their jobs, they wouldn’t be able to find out key information about some terrorist attacks. The article also claims that the patriot act targets international students and imposes on their learning. Consequently, they do this because some of the terrorists that took part in 9/11 came into the country with a student visa, so the government has to be more cautious with the international students. Lastly, McCormack states that “This type of legislation threatens our ability to work for change within society and acts to silence voices of dissent” (McCormack).
The presence of a gun makes an act of domestic violence much more likely to end in death. We need to ensure that college are a sanctuary untainted by gun violence. We believe gun do not make place safer people do. Students can be protected in campus in some other ways than being allow to carry gun. College should have more police officer to keep things safe.
Some colleges have expelled their student because of hate speech. One instance, sourced by insidehighered.com is Harley Barber a student of The University of Alabama was expelled for posting a video on Instagram containing racial slurs. I will I protect or support racism, but I will protect and support free speech. Never the less, the University of Alabama is legally not allowed to expel Barber for her racial slurs. The University of Alabama is a public school and must abide by the people 's rights.
As stated prior, during the time of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, President Barack Obama was also fighting to make more strict gun control in America. President Obama wanted it to be more difficult to possess such lethal weapons, in hopes that it would lower the risk of crimes such as the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. Because of these two events happening at the same time, many people believed that the Sandy Hook shooting was an inside job. People believed that President Obama set up the shooting in order to demonstrate why we needed more strict gun control. Society believed that the Sandy Hook shooting gave Obama evidence as to why we needed gun control.
But the censorship of free speech on college campuses doesn’t just harm students’ abilities to deal with differing opinions; it teaches college students that those differing opinions should be silenced. College students have been indoctrinated into believing that speech which offends them, hurts their feelings, or makes them feel “unsafe” is not protected by the First Amendment. And these students consider any viewpoint which substantially differs from their own as “unsafe”. When these students enter the real world they find that people
The students not supporting the protest have the right to education, but that right can be infringed upon by the protests. Thus bringing the dilemma of whether school should protect freedom of speech or the right to education. In Morse v Frederick, a high school senior had a banner saying ‘Bongs Hit 4 Jesus’ during a school sanctioned event. He believed his freedom of speech should’ve protected him from any punishments thus landing him in the Supreme Court after indecision between district and state courts. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Morse because they deemed his speech as an advocacy for drug use (“Facts”).
One reason being that their peer could get into an altercation with another student and retaliate using the concealed weapon they have on them possibly resulting in someone losing their life. This traumatic event would disturb the fellow students’ sense of safety and security. Safety is very important to students and their parents when choosing a college to, they want to
Censorship of student speech is incompatible with higher education because not only is college meant for students to go learn and develop but it is also meant for students to be able to explore new ideas and be able to talk and say whatever they please. After watching the two videos by FIRE, i have concluded that in the first video when the University of Cincinnati had only let people that wanted to pass out flyers and make word of what there cause is about the college forced them to stay in a designated area that they could not move out of or they would be arrested for trespassing. The university that is doing this to the group is being very unconstitutional. Also because they are a big university they think that they could do anything even
If you express your anger in an assertive way, you use feelings of frustration or rage for positive change, so you might have a more positive effect on people. If you have behavioral anger you might affect people in a more negative way, unless you can learn how to control it. This can affect you and others around you, especially when you lash out at people. You might end up hurting yourself or others around you in mental and physical ways. This anger may be made worse due to use of alcohol or drugs.
The only way to break these spell is to make new agreements based on truth, because the truth will set us free. Gossip or “mitote” is mixed up with many conflicting messages, it’s learned and agreed with at a very young age because it’s a normal form of communication in our society. It makes us feel better to see someone else feel as badly as we do. “Misery likes company” (Ruiz 38). We are infected with and contagious to others with fear and suffering.
Oklahoma residents will vote in November to decide if an article of state constitution can be abolished to pave way for return of a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds. A constitutional amendment was passed in Oklahoma Senate by 39-5 to ask residents to vote on restoring a Ten Commandment monument on the Capitol grounds. The House has also approved the proposal 65-7. The 6-foot-tall granite monument of Ten Commandments was moved from the Capitol grounds after the state Supreme Court ordered its removal, citing an article of constitution which prohibits the use of state funds for endorsement of a religion. The voters will determine if the article can be abolished so that state funds could be directed to support religion.
In fact, the prospect of guns in the classroom is more likely to cause professors to keep the conversation tepid and avoid certain controversies; everyone else will watch what they say, how they say it and to whom. This would be quite the opposite of the open and transformative exchange that universities have made it their mission to offer. There is a further point. As we saw in the aftermath of the Ferguson and Staten Island police incidents, and earlier with the Occupy Wall Street movement, university campuses are places where political protest takes root. Perhaps colleges are not quite the haven for political protest that they once were -- like, say, in the 1960 's.
An argument many people make against banning alcohol is that if alcohol isn’t legal on campus, then students will go off campus. By going off campus they can drink to their hearts desire and they won’t be under supervision. They say that this also creates problems because now students aren’t under adult supervision and can, quite frankly, do what they please. Also people make the argument that colleges should spend more time on alcohol safety and proper use. Although colleges should provide these seminars for students on alcohol, they should also crack down on its usage.
President Obama and leaders of universities came together to create the “It On Us” campaign against sexual assault on college campuses. The campaign wants everyone to assume responsibility and realize that we can all do something to stop sexual assault. There is a culture of silence at college campuses when it comes to sexual assault, and that is a major issue because it leads to victims blaming themselves and not reporting the incident. “It On Us” wants all universities to step forward and take action towards fighting sexual assault. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, reported that prevention efforts should decrease sexual assault, and that they have identified two programs that have shown to prevent sexual violence perpetration, students need to be educated on how to be a positive bystander rather than a negative one.