Republicans in the state of Wisconsin have had quite enough of the First Amendment, and now they want to make sure that college students in their state don’t dare express themselves if that expression happens to be against conservative ideas.
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos explained that the bill, which would require University of Wisconsin to punish students who disrupt speeches on campus, is merely meant to assure that all voices are heard on campus:
“All across the nation and here at home, we’ve seen protesters trying to silence different viewpoints. Free speech means free speech for everyone and not just for the person who speaks the loudest.”
It also means you don’t punish the person who disagrees, protests, or speaks out.
Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now calls supporters of the bill “fragile snowflakes,” and added:
“These Republicans want to make our campuses safe spaces for Republicans to be free of criticism and subject students to legal sanctions if they speak out.”
The bill calls for students would be given a disciplinary hearing, with an automatic, semester-long suspension for any student who is “found to have interfered with someone’s free expression twice.”
Here’s a better and more satisfying solution: How about we vote all the Republicans out of office–starting in Wisconsin–and then they can stay at home and make speeches to themselves.
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