Do not let restrictions on speech take hold. It is the most insidious form of control, as it requires no laws, no punishments, no formal court proceedings.
If he wants to force them to behave a certain way during public rites like the national anthem, why doesn’t he simply line up a bunch of dummies at the sideline during the music? If he puts helmets on his dummies, television cameras and fans can’t tell the difference.
Pity our culture wars should have taken a turn this deadly, this irreversible, and this fundamentally based on feelings of superiority.
I wonder what Ms. Nowacki thinks about her own pattern of thought, and of those who agree with her. When did free speech become a pretext for recruiting terrorists and racists?
The law does not care to prevent speech merely because it sounds hateful. That is why activists – whether on campus or in the mayor’s office – want to act against disfavored speech outside the law. They cannot shut it down any other way.
A likely result of such an admonishment is that people on campus become ultra-careful about who they invite to speak.