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President Donald Trump signed an executive order promoting free speech on university campuses on Wednesday at the White House in front of conservative student activists.
“Today, we are delivering a clear message to the professors and power structures trying to suppress, to keep young Americans and all Americans from challenging ridged far left ideology,” Trump said. “People who are confident in their beliefs cannot censor others.”
The executive order signed by the president requires universities to certify that they support free speech on campus in order to receive federal research grants.
“Taxpayer dollars should not subsidize anti-First amendment institutions, and that’s exactly what they are,” Trump said. “Universities that want taxpayer dollars should promote free speech, not silence free speech.”
The executive order signed by the president requires universities to certify that they support free speech on campus in order to receive federal research grants
originally posted by: Duderino
Well that's gonna backfire.
This is really only going to affect smaller, private colleges that were out of the spotlight and could actually discriminate until now. Many of those are private Christian schools.
Large state universities were already required to abide by the 1st, so this won't apply to them in any way it does not already.
Now imagine a Muslim protest group deciding to protest on the private grounds of a small Christian college, because they get some federal funding. And they can't kick them off their private property or they lose money. And I can't imagine there are many Muslim colleges in the US that would encounter similar issues. Just one example.
I'm telling you, this is fantastic, but this is not going to accomplish what he thinks it will.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Krakatoa
As for private ones, only if they accept federal funding in some form.
Research grants. Like for medical research and stuff.
Good plan. Take that away.