Monday, May 21, 2012
Feedom delayed is freedom lost
In an attempt to stifle free speech, dozens of Tennessee colleges have decided people may have free speech rights on campus......Five days after they give the universities notice of what they want to speak on. I am not so sure that will fly. Often, current events do not allow a 5 day window for notice. What if it was exposed on Monday that a tuition increase was suddenly to be put up for a vote on Thursday? Would protest be forbidden? Even if the 5 days was given and a person decided to speak, What if a speaker strayed from the topic mentioned in the notice? Would the not be able to cover it? What if the topic was high taxes and they branched off into high tuition costs? Would campus security slap the cuffs on them? Or how about the speaker gave notice they wanted to talk about the second amendment and then started to say how it was important to the first? Would it be fines and jail time?