By Robby Soave
Portland State University bureaucrats are doing a great job demonstrating how overblown concerns about the emotional security of students can quickly lead to blanket censorship of constitutionally-protected political speech. Administrators told a conservative student that his political protest could “trigger” a negative reaction from others—as such, he was prevented from continuing with his plans.
Student Christian Britschgi had the idea to create a fake “murder-free zone” to criticize the logic behind self-described “gun-free zones.” Britschgi’s thinking is that a gun-free designation wouldn’t stop a criminal—someone intent on committing violence—from carrying a gun into such a place, just as the creation of a murder-free zone wouldn’t make anyone more or less safe from being murdered. Killers don’t obey signs. CONTINUE READING HERE