Tennessee SHOCKS College Snowflakes with Latest Decision
by Kelly Beasley | May 24, 2017
There is a free speech crisis in America today. This is a crisis that affects college students most acutely.
Stories run rampant these days of conservative ideologues disinvited to give on-campus speeches.
College administrators indulge the feelings of liberal snowflakes and anarchists who demonize conservative thinkers. For far too long colleges have shut down speech, based solely on ideology.
Those times may be coming to an end.
The State of Tennessee found a way to fight back against the free speech stranglehold leftist-controlled wackademia holds over students and faculty.
In what may be the epicenter for change, the Tennessee state legislature just passed the Campus Free Speech Act. Signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam (R) on May 9th, CSFA is undoubtedly the strongest free speech enforcement bill in the country, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
The law ensures that students will not be shut down because of their political beliefs.
This new law requires all college campuses to adopt policies consistent with the University of Chicago’s Free Speech Policy Statement.
From now on, TN colleges and universities must be committed “to the principle that debate or deliberation may not be suppressed because the ideas put forth are thought by some or even by most members of the University community to be offensive, unwise, immoral, or wrong-headed.”
In addition, the Campus Free speech Act also:
- Bans “free speech zones”
- Considers every part of the U.S. to guarantee First Amendment rights
- Forbids colleges and universities from disinviting or rescinding invitations of speakers invited by students or faculty.
But that’s not all.
The legislation protects university professors against liberal snowflake students who try to oust them due to thought-provoking, trigger statements like “Ann Coulter likes Legal Immigrants.”
Proving this law enjoyed broad, bipartisan support, 115 of the 122 legislators in Louisiana’s House and Senate voted for the bill.