Support For Free Speech In America Is Eroding, And It Is Terrifying
Article from the Free Beacon by Rachel Frommer.
A new study examining the country’s views on free speech found that 62 percent of students feel they are prevented from saying things they believe, and right-leaning views have taken the hardest hit.
Emily Ekins, the director of polling at the libertarian Cato Institute who conducted the study, told the Washington Free Beacon that both Republicans and Democrats reported it is their more conservative views they are wary of sharing, demonstrating that the left-of-center controls “social power.”
Liberals reported feeling uncomfortable saying they thought Confederate statutes shouldn’t be taken down; that supporting the First Amendment doesn’t equal racism; or that identity politics has gone too far.
Seventy-five percent of Republicans want some form of punishment for disruptive students, while 64 percent Democrat preferred to see administrators listen to and address the students’ demands, as do 56 percent of college students.
Read the entire article at the Free Beacon.
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