College students at Virginia’s Marymount University were asked by Campus Reform about free speech, and it was an epic fail. It’s no wonder students on college campuses are assaulting each other over words:
“I think that you can be rude but not saying anything discriminatory…”
They don’t know the 1st Amendment protects speech they might deem offensive:
“I think if it’s, like, hateful and disrespectful to specific groups, then that’s not OK.”
Watch the video below, and you’ll see that beliefs are across the spectrum, but mostly the students have no clue what their rights are or what anyone else’s rights are either:
Study Finds reports 6 in 10 Americans have no clue what free speech is in America!
Nearly 6 in 10 Americans believe the First Amendment is under threat, according to a new survey, yet a large portion of respondents couldn’t correctly name what the amendment protects.
Of the 2,000 adults who took part in the poll, half thought that “liberty” is one of the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment, while nearly half (49 percent) believed “the pursuit of happiness” was included. Thankfully, only 3 percent named “life” as one of the protected freedoms.
College students might want to brush up on their 1st Amendment rights because President Trump just signed an executive order to punish colleges that don’t protect free speech for everyone.
“To every student and young person here today and watching, don’t let anyone stop you from doing what you know is right, from asking questions, from challenging the powerful, or from speaking your mind, that’s the primary reason we’re here right now,” Trump added. “Never, ever quit. Never give in, and never back down. Keep standing up for your values, for your classmates, and for your country.” – PDJT
President Trump Participates in an Executive Order Signing and Remarks on Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability on College Campus:
H/T: Gateway Pundit