Don’t stifle the freedom of expression – celebrate it.
Freedom can’t exist without freedom of speech. Fostering an environment where the free exchange of ideas is encouraged should be one of the top priorities for students and their schools. Colleges and universities should be places where students can express and exchange their ideas, while learning from those whose backgrounds and beliefs differ from their own.
And if speech is offensive, silencing it isn’t the answer. The best way to combat vile, odious speech isn’t silencing, it’s more speech. It’s much harder for hateful ideas to hold up in the face of vigorous, open debate.
We should be celebrating freedom of expression, not stifling it. Sign the petition and add your voice to protect free speech.