This whole incident is ridiculous. The entire United States is supposed to be a free speech area. Americans should not have to schedule their free speech ahead of time or get anybody’s approval for it. After a video of this incident circulated online, Modesto College said it was looking into policy.
This college and this incident are not unique. One-sixth of top colleges and universities in the U.S. have some sort of free speech zone, often with time and space limits, waiting periods and complex applications.
The good news is that many schools and colleges have lost court cases about speech codes, and others have voluntarily dropped their policies after public pressures and publicity. College students should speak up and fight back against restrictions on free speech.
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