Tired of seeing universities being taken over by screaming students, arsonist Antifa members, and a variety of other anti-free speech lunatics, all because a semi-conservative speaker might be coming to present uncomfortable views?
“Uncomfortable views” generally entailing an open discussion of different ideas, otherwise known as a leftist’s nightmare, that is.
Over the past several years, universities have gone from super leftist to extremely Marxist. Most do not even bother to hide the fact they are little more than Marxist indoctrination centers, who have undoubtedly produced all the jobless Antifa and BLM rioters, who appear to have all the time in the world to cause chaos since they have nothing favorable to offer society.
Fortunately, feeling empowered under the leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis, legislators across Florida, a Trump stronghold as well as a bastion of common sense governance, have taken a stand against Marxist professors and their little self-constructed fiefdoms.
And this legislation strikes directly at the core of the biggest issue on campus these days: free speech.
“The State Board of Education may not shield students, faculty, or staff at Florida College System institutions from free speech protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.” [Source: Fox News]
Needless to say, leftists will not be happy. In fact, some leftists are already complaining about the word “shield.” Guess they got triggered.
They’ll be even more triggered by the fact that the bill permits students to engage in “free speech activities,” including the following:
“All forms of peaceful assembly, protests, and speeches; distributing literature; carrying signs; circulating petitions; faculty research, lectures, writings, and commentary, whether published or unpublished; and the recording and publication, including the Internet publication, of video or audio recorded in outdoor areas of campus.” [Source: Fox News]
In other words, virulent rioters such as the one in the featured photo above will no longer be permitted to destroy campuses and set buildings alight, all because a big, bad conservative might come along and upset radical Marxist doctrine with good old fashioned common sense.
And, to ensure that such Marxist doctrine does not prevail, students will be permitted to record their professors in class, and such recordings will be permitted for use in court as needed.
“[Recordings are for] own personal educational use, in connection with a complaint to the public institution of higher education where the recording was made, or as evidence in, or in preparation for, a criminal or civil proceeding.” [Source: Fox News]
Spencer Roach, a GOP Rep. who is quite proud of the bill, directly called out Marxist professors, making it clear who the bill is targeting.
“Freedom of speech is an unalienable right, despite what Marxist professors and students think.” [Source: Fox News]
Roach also added that the bill will help universities get back to their fundamental purpose in the first place, which is generating, rather than squashing, ideas.
“The long term goal is to provide some guidance to policy makes on how we can ensure our universities are marketplaces for ideas, as they are intended to be.” [Source: NPR]
A small number of professors have pointed out serious issues with the university system in the past several years, such as Jordan Peterson, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto, who notes that public funding has gone to effectively destroying Western civilization.
“We’ve been publicly funding extremely radical postmodern leftist thinkers who are hell-bent on demolishing the fundamental structure of Western civilization.” [Source: Fox News]
On top of that, Peterson also warns what might occur if people continue to be afraid of speaking their minds, or if they continue to cower to the maniacal leftists.
“People are afraid to speak up and oppose the radicals, but you’ve got a choice — you can wait around until things get worse … Or you can stand up now and speak.” [Source: Fox News]
Fortunately, DeSantis and Co. have stood up now and spoken.
With any luck, other states will soon follow …
Author: Ofelia Thornton