The 'Right' To Disrupt Free Speech On Campus -- It Doesn't Exist

January 5, 2017

Most commonly, the disrupters maintain that they are merely preventing “hate speech,” which allegedly doesn’t enjoy the protection of the First Amendment. Therefore, they are perfectly free to keep speakers they oppose from being heard. In fact, they say they’re acting righteously, by protecting against speech that supposedly leads to violence or oppression.

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