The “Speech-Denialists”

June 2, 2015

By Daniel Mael at Gatestone Institute

On college campuses, teachers, students and sometimes even administrators seem to have become ever more eager to block any idea with which they disagree.

Often it appears as if their first impulse is to demonize the individual or organization presenting the offending idea, rather than to address the substance of the argument and open a discussion in the "free marketplace of ideas."

On the campus of Lake Superior State University, wall postings "deemed offensive, sexist, vulgar, discriminatory or suggestive will not be approved." The campus code of conduct states that if students fail to comply, they may be disciplined -- a rule that was named "Speech Code of the Month" for May by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)...