On March 4, in a designated “free-speech zone” at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), associate professor of feminist studies …
Never mind what she did. It was crappy, but typical.
Here is a question from the Canadian who writes your news (saves money, okay): In the United States what, exactly, is a “free speech zone”? Unlike most Americans, I have read the United States Constitution (we took it in school in Canada, in Grade Nine).
If I understand correctly, the First Amendment is
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
So the “free speech zone” would then be the United States and its territories, possessions, protectorates, and dependencies? Right?
My source says,
The University of California, and American academia as a whole, is long overdue for a 21st century free speech movement. Hopefully this time it will be bipartisan, and will aim from the outset to defend precisely the types of speech its advocates find most abhorrent.
Oh, for heaven’s sakes, people, why don’t you just start living by your own laws?
If I understand the meaning of the First Amendment correctly, no one has the right to stop you from expressing your opinion anywhere as outlined above in a peaceful way. So why not just start doing it? Ostracize the Big Shuddup.