Similar acts of childishness have been going on at universities since the nationwide campus protests of the 1960s. Sadly, many colleges like Swarthmore have chosen to give in to students’ infringements of common courtesy rather than stand up to them. This failure to make a stand has not solved the problem, but encourage the activists to come up with more liberal policy changes to demand.
Eagle Forum has always stood in favor of free speech for students on college campuses, but to interrupt and disrespect a speaker at a business meeting is actually an infringement on the speaker’s right to free speech. It is true that students should be allowed to express their views in accordance with the First Amendment, but not in a way that goes against basic standards of common decency and courtesy. Thomas Sowell put it best when he said, “without a moral framework, there is nothing left but immediate self-indulgence by some and the path of least resistance by others. Neither can sustain a free society.”
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