50% of College Students Believe Violence Is An Acceptable Form Of Protest

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US: The Brookings Institute conducted a survey of 1,500 college students around the nation and found that nearly half said that violence is an acceptable form of protest. 20% said violence is acceptable when shutting down unwanted speakers. 44% think that free speech is not a First Amendment right if the government classifies it as ‘hate speech’. -GEG

The Brookings Institute conducted a survey of 1,500 college students around the nation, and found fully 44 percent think hate speech — whatever that is — isn’t a First Amendment right. About half that think violence is an OK form of protest.

The indoctrination of the next generation is nearly complete.

The left’s years and years of hard work at shutting down dissenting political views is paying off big time.

What is hate speech, anyway?

That’s not an American notion. Founding Fathers, after all, incorporated the First Amendment for the very reason of protecting political speech, words that irked, rhetoric that seemed more rabble-rousing than diplomatic and nice.

But a slow creep from the left to label talk from the right — talk from the right that was specifically bold and blunt in its counter to progressive-slash-socialist viewpoints — has resulted in a widespread acceptance of the phrase “hate speech.” As if it means something in America.

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