Tennessee tells colleges to shove their Safe Spaces

(a) The governing body of every institution shall adopt a policy that affirms the
following principles of free speech, which are the public policy of this state:
(1) Students have a fundamental constitutional right to free speech;
(2) An institution shall be committed to giving students the broadest
possible latitude to speak, write, listen, challenge, learn, and discuss any issue,
subject to Section 9;
(3) An institution shall be committed to maintaining a campus as a
marketplace of ideas for all students and all faculty in which the free exchange of
ideas is not to be suppressed because the ideas put forth are thought by some or
even by most members of the institution’s community to be offensive, unwise,
immoral, indecent, disagreeable, conservative, liberal, traditional, radical, or


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11 Responses to Tennessee tells colleges to shove their Safe Spaces

  1. orlin sellers says:

    Was this amendment actually passed?

  2. Mike says:

    Maybe this is an indication the snowflake crowd has finally overplayed their hand. Can only hope.

  3. doc says:

    Unfortunately, there are no explicit penalties for ignoring this beyond the general remedies at law. This would have been better had it specified that individuals found in violation are personally responsible for any costs or penalties assessed, including any costs incurred by the institution in their defense. As it is written, a member of the institution’s staff could still be defended by the institution and avoid personal responsibility. Given the general tenor of the Tn populace, though, I suspect that will happen precisely once, at which point the law will be amended.

    The Regents and others are on notice, at least in Tennessee. Continued bad behavior will have further unpleasant consequences.

  4. Trib says:

    Sounds good and is needed until the next time but sad that we have laws to enforce laws already on the book or in the constitution.

  5. Djamer says:

    Now watch the libtards take full advantage of this and have a half-nude gay trans blah blah blah campus parade. . .

  6. pigpen51 says:

    I think this is one of those sad but needed laws. Just like, a law that says you can’t defecate on your neighbors lawn. Seems obvious, but too many idiots don’t understand obvious, so you have to spell it out for them. Now if only the other forty nine states follow along, starting with Michigan.

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