Censorship! Silencing America… 40 Percent of Millennials Want to Ban Free Speech

Censorship! Silencing America… 40 Percent of Millennials Want to Ban Free Speech

It would seem a huge chunk, 40%, of millennials believe that free speech should be censored according to a new Pew poll. That’s people ages 18 to 34. The 35 to 50 year-old group drops to 27% and Baby Boomers, 51 to 69 years-old, drop to 24%. Only 12% of ages 70 to 87 think censorship of statements offensive to minorities is a good idea. Those statements are highly subjective and open to interpretation by the way. We have a Constitution for a reason. It guarantees us freedom of speech, even if we find the speech of others offensive. Especially if we find it offensive. These students are demanding this at universities across the nation and they are being urged on and backed by Barack Obama and other Democrats that want to amend the Constitution and who support a second Bill of Rights.

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From The Daily Caller:

A new Pew Research Center poll shows that 40 percent of American Millennials (ages 18-34) are likely to support government prevention of public statements offensive to minorities.

It should be noted that vastly different numbers resulted for older generations in the Pew poll on the issue of offensive speech and the government’s role.

Around 27 percent of Generation X’ers (ages 35-50) support such an idea, while 24 percent of Baby Boomers (ages 51-69) agree that censoring offensive speech about minorities should be a government issue. Only 12 percent of the Silent Generation (ages 70-87) thinks that government should prevent offensive speech toward minorities.

The poll comes at a time when college activists, such as the group “Black Lives Matter,” are making demands in the name of racial and ethnic equality at over 20 universities across the nation.

Some of the demands include restrictions on offensive Halloween costumes at Yale University to the deletion of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson’s image and name at Princeton University to “anti-oppression training” for employees at Brown University.

“Woodrow Wilson obviously … had a very ill-informed and ignorant view of race,” 1968 Princeton graduate Eric Chase told Reuters. “But he is a big piece of Princeton history and he should stay a big piece,” noting that it’s a push to “erase history and whitewash it and put something else in its place.”

At Dartmouth College, remaining quiet and minding one’s own business was deemed offensive by a group of Black Lives Matter protesters who stormed the school’s library and screamed profanities at studying students for not joining their protest.

Pressure from students and faculty at Amherst College could result in the school dropping its unofficial mascot Lord Jeff Amherst. Amherst commanded British forces in North America during the French and Indian War. Some argue that Amherst gave blankets infected with the smallpox virus to wipe out the Native Americans Indians. Others dispute this. In fact, a group of Amherst protesters want students who posted a flyer around campus celebrating free speech to be punished.

The University of North Dakota changed its team mascot name to the “Fighting Hawks” after the National Collegiate Athletic Association said the previous name the “Fighting Sioux” was “hostile and abusive.”

Meanwhile, Georgetown University is in the midst of renaming two campus buildings that were named for two previous school presidents involved in the slave trade.

This is the rewriting of history and the whitewashing of our past. These people are fascists and radicals. Their actions border on those of terrorists and are certainly revolutionary. What about the rights of those they are accosting? Don’t they have freedoms too? The very people who are screaming racism are the ones most guilty of it. Black Lives Matter is storming town hall meetings and listing demands. They are threatening violence and civil disobedience left and right if they don’t get what they want, which is black power… racist control over institutions. Remember, these are the same people who said #F**kParis because it took attention off their campus thuggery. That somehow the dead in the streets of France are less important than the demands of elitist, racist, spoiled brats. Unbelievable.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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