Everyone deserves the opportunity to share their perspective with others
Colleges and universities are the battleground for intellectual inquiry and debate. Unfortunately, some would like to restrict the free speech rights of students in the name of “tolerance” or “diversity.” This is the wrong approach.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to share their perspectives with others and in turn be informed by differing perspectives of others. Open and rigorous debate is an essential part of a college or university’s duty to foster creative ideas for the next generation.
Thank you for sponsoring HB 471 to protect open inquiry in higher ed. It’s about time college and university campuses become a place where free speech rights are protected and diversity of ideas is welcomed.
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