A Generation that Hates Free Speech

It’s beginning to become hard to ignore how woefully ignorant a burgeoning generation of Americans seems to be in even the bedrock philosophical tenets upon which the United States was founded. You might think that a principal notion so central to the American identity as the freedoms of speech, expression, and assembly – rights so essential the Founders made it the first – would enjoy at least modest respect if not veneration from all citizens, young and old. Increasingly, the next generation seems to view First Amendment protections not as a bulwark against the dangers of tyranny, but as a threat to their comfort and preferred intellectual isolation.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I prefer to beat them at their own game by refusing to speak to them or listen to them at all. Zero. Dead silence.

  • simus1

    When you have no problem believing leftist bullshit delivered by “teachers” from diaperhold well into (physical) adulthood, your parents couldn’t care less what the schools are doing, and your friends are fellow illiterate morons, you have a big problem. In previous eras average schools were mainly staffed by ill paid young or old women and dozy perverts. Both students and parents were always polite to them in the normal course of events but few in either group believed they were big fonts of wisdom.

  • Clink9

    Until we can get back to a time where “All In The Family” can play on TV without all the howls of outrage from the young snowflakes, we’re screwed.

  • AmicusC

    this is why the ruling of nations had typically be segregated by class some people are to stupid to be allowed to participate in the governance of their own country

    • Clink9

      I’m in. We can send all the Liberals, Green and NDP to British Columbia and we’ll take the rest.

      • Alain

        No, we already got enough of them coming here from eastern Canada the same as what is happening to Alberta.

        • Clink9

          I’m sorry, it sucks. But you’re going to have to take one for the team on this. B.C. is already filled with rain, foggy ski mountains, pot smokin’ hippies and Chinese.

          I’ll save you a spot in Ontario until you’ve resettled!

  • Dana Garcia

    The Selfie Generation is incapable of focusing on anything substantive outside of their tiny orbits.

  • pdxnag

    This must be the “Talk To The Hand” generation. TTTT-Generation

  • Xavier

    Essentially blackmail: shut up or lose your job.
    Next week, shut up or lose your life.

    They are more of a threat that it may appear right now.

  • El Martyachi

    Free speech hates them too.