Once again another story emerges revealing that American universities are a hot bed of censorship and attacks on freedom of speech. Given that America is the country famous for its protection of free speech due to the First Amendment this is shocking stuff. In Britain people are being prosecuted for expressing opinions on Facebook because they might offend Muslims and now in America the land of the free students who are supposed to be encouraged to express their opinions and to be open to new ideas are being punished for having them! In fact the punishment handed down to this young woman can only be described as overkill. It is bad enough that that she should be punished for having an opinion but in a world where gang raping refugees don’t even get deported, the FIVE sanctions she has been given for expressing an unpopular opinion is utterly ridiculous.
In this case the University have distanced themselves from the sanctions as they were put in place by the Student Government Association (SGA) rather than the university itself. They did not go so far as to condemn the actions of the SGA however, as I would expect so-called supporters of free speech to do.