Tennessee Student Freedom of Speech Act

The Tennessee Student Freedom of Speech Act is about respecting the rights of students to speak and to hear different points of view from all sorts of other speakers. I do not support ISIS, their mission, or agree in any way with their actions (that should be obvious to those who know me just a bit).

In spite of my vehement disapproval of the organization, I do not believe it is the government’s place to decide what kinds of speech are tolerable. The government should not act in loco parentis. Adults, which college students are, have the right to be exposed to differing points of view. I respect their intelligence enough for them to recognize that ridiculous speech like terrorist organization recruitment is out of line and wrong, and they can learn from that experience and reject those viewpoints themselves.