“Unfortunately, today on many campuses students and faculty are forced into self-censorship,” Jim Jordan said during a hearing on Thursday.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) bashed colleges on Thursday for limiting free speech on campuses, over the fear that some students might feel that their ‘safe space’ is violated by those who express a different view than their own.
The purpose of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing that Jordan was speaking at was to highlight the suppression of free speech on college campuses.
The hearing started with Jordan playing a video that showed clips from various protests and riots that have taken place on college campuses across America over conservative speakers who were invited to speak.
Jord cited these recent protests and riots as proof that free speech on college campuses is being restricted.
“College is a place for young minds to be intellectually bombarded with new, challenging ideas,” Jordan told the committee. “Unfortunately, today on many campuses students and faculty are forced into self-censorship out of a fear of triggering, violating a safe space, a microaggression, or being targeted by a biased response team.”
“This committee is committed to help colleges reinstate the freedom of speech as an important protection,” Jordan concluded. “After all, it’s no coincidence that the Constitution’s framers prioritized the freedom of speech in the First Amendment.”
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