Editorial: Stop Squelching Free Speech At College Campuses

February 13, 2015

By Las Vegas Review-Journal At Las Vegas Review Journal

College campuses are supposed to be marketplaces of ideas, where no one should be afraid to study and debate controversial ideas. If a university limits speech, it limits study — to say nothing of stomping our most important rights.

Count the University of Michigan among the campuses caving to political correctness. Michigan has launched a $16,000 “inclusive language campaign” designed to teach students which words are considered offensive and should not be used around others. As part of the campaign, posters have been put up around campus warning students not to use words that could be deemed offensive — words like “gay,” “crazy,” “insane,” “retarded,” “tranny,” “illegal alien,” and “ghetto.” The campaign also warns against “unacceptable” statements like “that test raped me” and “I want to die.” Students have been asked to sign a pledge vowing to abide by the new guidelines and help others “understand the importance of using inclusive language...

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