I think most of my readers have come to the same conclusion that I have in that free speech is dead on college campuses, at least conservative speech. Turns out conservative speech is not just dead, it's now illegal. This article has some scary examples of what happens to you if you speak out for gun rights on campus.
Professor Takes Heat for Calling Cops on Student Who Discussed Guns in Class
A professor in Connecticut reported one of her students to the police after he gave a class presentation on why students and teachers should be allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus. Now, free speech activists say the professor’s actions are what really need to be investigated.
Last October, John Wahlberg and two classmates at Central Connecticut State University gave an oral presentation for a communications class taught by Professor Paula Anderson. The assignment was to discuss a “relevant issue in the media,” and the students presented their view that the death toll in the April 2007 Virginia Tech shooting massacre would have been lower if professors and students had been carrying guns.
That night, police called Wahlberg, a 23-year-old senior, and asked him to come to the station. When he arrived, they they read off a list of firearms that were registered in his name and asked where he kept them. Guns are strictly prohibited on the CCSU campus and residence halls, but Wahlberg says he lives 20 miles off-campus and keeps his gun collection locked up in a safe. No further action was taken by police or administrators.
The article then went on to list other similar incidents on college campuses around the country.
In 2007, Shibley noted, a student at Hamline University in Minnesota was suspended after writing a letter to an administrator arguing that carrying concealed weapons on campus may help prevent tragedies like the one at Virginia Tech. The student was allowed to return only after undergoing a psychological evaluation, he said.
This student had to undergo a psychological evaluation to return to school. So in Minnesota practicing your 1st amendment right in asking for the right to practice your 2nd amendment right is considered a mental disorder.
Shibley also cited an incident at Colorado College last year in which campus administrators denounced a flyer as "threatening and demeaning content" because it mentioned guns. He said the students who produced the flyer were found guilty of violating the school’s violence policy, which was added to their school records.
In Colorado you get a permanent black mark for practicing your 1st amendment in asking for your 2nd amendment right. One can only assume that anyone that has been caught harassing ROTC members or burning the American flag in protest, an act I consider threatening, have suffered similar fates.
Some on the left will celebrate this type of treatment but everyone should be terrified of the actions of these colleges. Today's celebration of free speech can be tomorrow's thought crimes.