I have a question about free speech rights. I’ve been hearing about colleges and universities who have speech codes and other rules that prohibit students from expressing views that the administrations feel are offensive and “politically incorrect”. The videos I’ve seen are from liberty-minded organizations that I identify with, but are they correct to oppose the universities in principle?
To follow this to a logical conclusion as far as property rights are concerned, wouldn’t a private college or university have the right to enact such codes and rules, as private property must be respected?
On the other hand, a state school or college should not have such a right, correct?
It occurred to me that the tax payer should not be subsidizing schools that restrict speech whether it come from subsidize loans or whatever; so, in order to obtain payment by loans secured by the government, it may stand to reason that the schools are subject to the same rules as congress, no? I may be reaching but it’s worth a try. 🙂