In an article written by professors that was recently published by the Wellesley College student newspaper, The Wellesley News, it was stated that “speakers with ‘objectionable’ views are not only offensive to students, but actually diminish their liberty.”
Now, though, the school newspaper is taking it a step further in an editorial titled “Free Speech Is Not Violated at Wellesley“.
The article states:
“Wellesley students are generally correct in their attempts to differentiate what is viable discourse from what is just hate speech. Shutting down rhetoric that undermines the existence and rights of others is not a violation of free speech; it is hate speech. The founding fathers put free speech in the Constitution as a way to protect the disenfranchised and to protect individual citizens from the power of the government.”
The paper also claims that “hate speech” exists due to the United States being a “racist” country. Even crazier, though, is what comes next.
The paper states:
“(I)f people are given the resources to learn and either continue to speak hate speech or refuse to adapt their beliefs, then hostility may be warranted.”
Yes, a college newspaper is actually condoning violence against people whose views are different from yours.
“If people continue to support racist politicians or pay for speakers that prop up speech that will lead to the harm of others, then it is critical to take the appropriate measures to hold them accountable for their actions. It is important to note that our preference for education over beration regards students who may have not been given the chance to learn. Rather, we are not referring to those who have already had the incentive to learn and should have taken the opportunities to do so,” the paper declares.
(H/T The Daily Caller)
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