23May
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Stop stifling free speech and coddling intolerance for controversial ideas: Bloomberg, Koch

They come from different sides of politics, and often have contrasting views on the role of government.

Nevertheless, Michael Bloomberg and Charles Koch, two of America’s most influential businessmen and political operatives, have co-authored an article for the Wall Street Journal on the curtailing of free speech at universities across the United States:

Across America, college campuses are increasingly sanctioning so-called “safe spaces,” “speech codes,” “trigger warnings,” “microaggressions” and the withdrawal of invitations to controversial speakers.

Education is also supposed to give students the tools they need to contribute to human progress. Through open inquiry and a respectful exchange of ideas, students can discover new ways to help others improve their lives.

Our advice is this: Stop stifling free speech and coddling intolerance for controversial ideas, which are crucial to a college education—as well as to human happiness and progress.

Have you noticed any new restrictions on what you can say at university? Let us know through the Generation Liberty Report Campus Concern form. 

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