Trump Sets His Sights on Campus Free Speech
Article from Reason by Robby Soave.
On Saturday, President Trump promised CPAC 2019 attendees that he would soon sign an executive order to force universities and colleges to do a better job protecting the free speech rights of students.
“Today I am proud to announce that I will be very soon signing an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal research dollars,” said Trump.
The White House declined to answer The New York Times’ questions about the matter. But an official with knowledge of the executive order confirmed to Reason that a draft exists. Indeed, the plan is to penalize universities that do not protect free speech by taking away their federal grants.
“I will be signing an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech if they want federal research dollars” @realDonaldTrump #CPAC2019 #WhatMakesAmericaGreat pic.twitter.com/hyeNZ3jI6F
— CPAC 2019 (@CPAC) March 2, 2019
To justify the executive order, Trump referenced an incident involving Hayden Williams, a young conservative activist who was punched in the face at the University of California, Berkeley, while helping with recruitment for the conservative advocacy group Turning Point USA. The police arrested a suspect on Friday. Neither Williams nor his presumed assailant are Berkeley students.
Read the entire article at Reason.
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This is one of the most important things I’ve been wishing for to happen.. The education system has been indoctrinating our kids for 20 years.
Call the White House tomorrow to tell Pres Trump THANK YOU and you approve of this action.
They must also have a balance in their Education curriculum programs. All of Public Education must. This includes all of their staffing.
Exactly Robert, no Education campus in the US has the right to deny the right of speech. any staff or students who can’t comply with that needs to be removed from the staffing and the campus.
no doubt about it………….THE OBAMA LEGACY.
Why are colleges getting federal money in the first place? This country is broke and the debt keeps rising! Now it is over $22T. This is insane! I will not vote for a politician who supports raising the debt limit.
They get billions in research dollars over decades.
They end up with a Patent from the research WE PAID FOR, and OUR NAMES are NOT ON THE PATENTS?
Federal money PAYS FOR IT, the PROCEEDS go into a fund to be distributed EQUALLY among U.S. CITIZENS ONLY!
Democrats have got to him
His EO is attacking the Democrats, not supporting them….
I’m still not over the thrill of having a real American in the White House again. Much better than the community agitator.
Remember the evil communist dictator Vladimir Lenin said “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted”.
And Stalin said the way to destroy the US is to take over its: Education, Media & Judicial…..
and the planted seed became a destructive cancer in our America.