“Free speech zones and restrictive speech codes are inherently at odds with the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment”
There seems to be a distinct lack of Democrats supporting this. Isn’t that curious?
Campus Reform reports:
Nearly a dozen U.S. senators sponsor campus free speech resolution
Ten U.S. senators have sponsored legislation showing support for free speech on college campuses and signaled opposition to free speech zones.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the Campus Free Speech Resolution of 2019, along with co-sponsors Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), John Cornyn (R-Tex.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Tim Scott (R-SC), according to a press release obtained by Campus Reform.
“It recognizes that universities should protect the free and open exchange of ideas and that freedom of speech is worth protecting in a world increasingly hostile to democracy,” Blackburn said on the Senate floor Wednesday.
The resolution, obtained by Campus Reform, directly mentions “free speech zones,” stating that one in ten schools “quarantine student expression” to these spaces.
“Free speech zones and restrictive speech codes are inherently at odds with the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States,” the resolution states.
The resolution cites various court cases involving campus free speech, such as the University of Michigan changing its speech policies, Kellogg Community College settling a lawsuit involving two students arrested for handing out copies of the Constitution, and other recent cases.
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