Coexist *This*, Mofo! Dartmouth Student Literally Runs Over Free Speech!

March 24, 2014

Editorial at Before it’s News

The short (90 seconds) video above tells funny but appalling story that illustrates what happens when the thug’s veto gets a car.

Dartmouth’s Robert Smith and a bunch of anti-abortion activists put together a display that used small American flags to denote the number of abortions performed in America since Roe v. Wade made the procedure legal. Another student who disagreed with the display then proceeded to run over the flags.

The kicker? The car of the thug sported a “COEXIST” bumper sticker.

Read this article by Greg Lukianoff, the head of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and author of Unlearning Liberty:

Incidents like this are part of the reason that the title of my
book is Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End
of American Debate
. By “unlearning liberty,” we at FIRE
generally mean that colleges and the campus environments they have
established are teaching students all the wrong lessons about what
it means to live in a free society. For instance, this March, we
are once again seeing the opening of what FIRE has dubbed
“disinvitation season”: a now-yearly ritual in which students and
faculty members band together to try to deny a place at their
colleges to commencement speakers whose opinions they dislike.

Americans should be alarmed that students and even faculty
members (who should know better) are turning away from critical
thinking and reasoned debate, and instead learning to think like
censors. It’s bad enough that 59% of universities maintain
unconstitutional speech codes; it’s also unacceptable that so many
students meekly accept when they are told they need to limit their
protests to the tiny free speech zone on campus. But it’s far,
far worse when students come to believe that censorship is what
good and noble people just do.

Schools: Dartmouth College