Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Protecting Free Speech On Campuses

Alert university/college authorities considering the future appearances of speakers who might generate strong feelings about their positions (And even thuggish responses to them) should/must, very publicly, make the following prior announcements---And take the cited actions as required to protect free speech and academic freedom.

1. Announce that any student or college employee who attacks that free-speech exercise of academic freedom will be immediately banned from campus and, after the usual due-process hearing, formally expelled or fired;
2. Speaker's audiences will be video-recorded and any such persons will be identified;
3. Any concealment of faces-and-identities will also result in the same actions;
4. Police officers have been asked to be present per our school's formal request; 
5. Any acts of violence will both result in the above, punitive actions, and arrest by police officers and referral for criminal prosecution;  And,

6. This college has advised those police that it has no objections to the use of any force necessary to execute any such arrests AND, more specially, to halt any acts which represent "a clear and present danger of death OR great bodily harm" to others---OR, even a reasonably perceived such danger.

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