Freedom of speech is under assault on college campuses, with students using the fear of their safety or labeling opinions that differ from their own as hate speech in order to prevent conservatives from speaking or being invited, but the Trump administration is taking action to protect freedom of speech.
In a world that now seeks to create safe spaces and an hyper-exaggerated excuse of fear of one’s safety, conservative and religious viewpoints are being silenced, or even entirely forbidden from expressing their opinions that differ from those that don’t align with the liberal groupthink.
What is happening now is nothing other than censorship in an attempt to silence any form of dissent.
Even the American Bar Association has recognized the problem, publishing a series of articles that highlighting instances of speech discrimination that have occurred around the country.
If there is one universal truth in America – it’s money talks. President Donald Trump understands this as well as anyone, and knew the best way to end discrimination against conservative speech at college campuses was to simply pressure these organizations in their paychecks.
“If they want our dollars, and we give it to them by the billions, they’ve got to allow people like Hayden … to speak,” Trump said while speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) prior to signing an executive order.
On March 21, 2019, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order to ensure that college and universities are following free speech requirements that are already in place.
“If a college or university does not allow you to speak, we will not give them money. It’s that simple,” Trump said after signing the order into law.
Trump’s executive order directs 12 federal grant-making agencies to do the policing. These agencies will coordinate with the Office of Management and Budget, which will certify that any colleges receiving federal research funds are complying with existing federal law and regulations involving free academic inquiry.