The State of Free Speech on College Campuses Is Dreadful

UCLA campus in 2009. (File photo: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
FIRE and like-minded groups are here to help.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Bill of Rights is an essential component of the American founding, helping to ensure that the people determine their government, and not the other way around. For centuries, these provisions have been lauded as the brilliant political philosophy of prudent Founders — indeed, as the only thing standing between the citizenry and a potential tyranny.

One would not know this from spending extended time on a college campus. What are constitutional freedoms to the nouveaux liberals? The subtle instruments of oppression of Dead White Males. What is it to engage in civil discourse — an activity protected by the Bill


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