Who gets to be the censor?
Crazily, Americans say they favor free speech and censorship!
… the survey also found Americans willing to censor, regulate, or punish a wide variety of speech and expression they personally find offensive:
51% of staunch liberals say it’s “morally acceptable” to punch Nazis. 53% of Republicans favor stripping U.S. citizenship from people who burn the American flag.
51% of Democrats support a law that requires Americans use transgender people’s preferred gender pronouns.
65% of Republicans say NFL players should be fired if they refuse to stand for the anthem.
58% of Democrats say employers should punish employees for offensive Facebook posts. 4
7% of Republicans favor bans on building new mosques.
Read the whole thing. Americans think they – and college students – should engage in free speech – but simultaneously favor censorship of speakers they don’t like.
There is a way to censor speech you do not like – avoid it, do not listen to it, do not attend their talks, do not lend them support.