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Week of September 18, 2023

Week of September 18, 2023
Posted: Sep 14, 2023
Categories: Poll Questions
Comments: 21

Topic: College Students on Acceptability of Shouting Down Speakers

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In a recent poll, two-thirds of college students said that shouting down a public speaker can be acceptable. Do you agree with them?

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21 comments on article "Week of September 18, 2023"

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Dolores L. Taylor, 9/15/2023 11:00 AM

When you shout down people, you don't have any consideration of what they have to say. That is truly unconfessional. The socialist, communist way.

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Linda, 9/15/2023 11:07 AM

It is disrespectful. Unfortunately, young people are not being taught to respect other people’s opinions. It seems that they think their opinions are right. What are they going to do when they get in the work force?

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Carol, 9/15/2023 11:39 AM

"Demonstrations don't accomplish much beyond making people feel good in the company of others like them. In the worst case scenario, demonstrations can be used by the enemies of freedom to destroy reputations and or provoke violence ...demonstrations are a tactic of the Left, and they tend to turn off the average conservative. Mainstream media doesn't side with constitutionalist, they will likely use the coverage to create a negative perception of the people and the cause, and that's easy for them if there are extreme people in the crowd." 2023 'The John Birch Society Agenda' pages 63-64

First Amendment

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."


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Constance Jones, 9/15/2023 12:10 PM

Rudeness w/i any venue is never acceptable - a written form expressing presentation issues/whether positive or negative is best appproved -

DrCCJones, NFRW Capitol Regent

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S. Cowell, 9/15/2023 1:40 PM

Dolores, Carol, Linda, Constance, et al,

Shouting down any public speaker is rude and unacceptable. As legal citizens, this is our constitutional right no matter how much you may disagree or "hate' that speaker. Linda, you are so right: unless we, as parents, instill in our children how to respect others, the gov't schools are not going to do it for you. Check the history of the growth of American education. Only then will you understand that what we see now is the product of a socialist agenda starting in the late 1850's. College students are the product of this, so their blatant disrespect should be of no surprise. To those students, I say: if you don't like what you hear, walk away.

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Raye Simpson, 9/15/2023 3:31 PM

It's about Freedom of Speech in our Constitution. It's about respect. It's about listening to other's opinions. It's about normal debate. 2/3 of college students who do not practice these beliefs is a scary number.

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Jan Burch, 9/15/2023 4:32 PM

College campuses are intended to expose a student to a wide range of thoughts and opinions. But many students today (and even their teachers) are intolerant of any thought with which they disagree.

Students who shout down a speaker believe that their own opinion is the only tolerable opinion. Even when the speakers are experts in their field with decades of experience, the students still shout them down, naively believing that they are wiser than the expert. Unfortunately, the students are putting their ignorance on display for all to see.

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Leslie Key, 9/16/2023 10:00 PM

The fact that 2/3rds of college students today believe that it is acceptable to shout down a speaker whose thoughts and opinions they disagree with demonstrates clearly that the Marxist indoctrination of our students on American college campuses is working very well.

Students are not taught that our First Amendment guarantees everyone the right to free speech. Millions of Americans need to wake up and realize just how much Marxist indoctrination now takes place in American colleges.

Yeonmi Park and her mother escaped from North Korea, where any criticism of their Marxist N. Korean government resulted in death. Yeonmi eventually made it to America, where she attended and graduated from Columbia University. Yeonmi reports that students at Columbia are taught to hate America, the Constitution, and capitalism. NO OTHER opinion but the liberal teachers is permitted in the classroom. If a student at Columbia dares to try to voice another opinion, the liberal teacher warns the student that they are ENDANGERING and TRIGGERING the other students in the classroom, and a differing opinion is simply not allowed.

Yeonmi warns that the SAME kind of Marxist groupthink and intolerance that she experienced in North Korea is now happening regularly at Columbia and many other American universities. These universities are turning out thousands of America-hating Marxists every year. It is NO WONDER that students feel justified in shouting down speakers on campus. The Marxist indoctrination has succeeded! Millions of American taxpayers need to wake up to this reality.

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Francine McDermott Chabot, 9/18/2023 2:54 PM

A public speaker is entitled to speak withut "a shouting down" since that constitutes a form of censoring--typical of banana republcs. We have a constitutional republic: shouting down is an action that is unconstitutiinal because it deprives that person of "freedom of speech" (our first amendment). However, if the content of what is said upsets you, then write to that person and exercise your first amendment rights, too. But shouting down, leads to politicized wrongful arrests without evidence and only hearsay-that's criminal -and very typical of a banana republic.

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basket, 9/20/2023 2:41 AM

I think it's not right to shout no matter who it is, people should not be disrespected in my opinion, if there is a proposal, it should be handled calmly.

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Angelene Mitchell, 9/20/2023 12:41 PM

Very unprofessional. I can't really disagree. I've been there. Hopefully as time passes young people will mature and be more respectful.

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Rick Johnson, 9/23/2023 2:46 PM

When you shout down any differing view from you own, you are closing your mind to their argument and are unable to formulate a proper counter argument. In addition, they have the right to free speech just as you do - shouting them down deprives them of that freedom. I know the students would lose their minds if they were on the receiving end of such treatment.

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a, 10/3/2023 10:13 PM

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

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Susan Leonhart, 10/12/2023 5:00 PM

I will never agree to 'shutting up a person's speech' however, I will not give the floor to someone shouting, yelling, screaming. You and I will respect anger in speeches just don't need to yell, scream, etc. Remember, people do get tired of NOT BEING HEARD, just need to speak up without the yelling. .peace to all.

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basket, 11/4/2023 3:01 AM

I think we should try to reach a solution by talking instead of shouting.

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Joseph, 11/7/2023 4:30 AM

It is important to note that the right to free speech includes both the right to express oneself and the right to listen to others. Shouting down a public speaker is not an acceptable way to express disagreement or protest, as it suppresses the speaker's right to be heard and undermines the principle of open dialogue and civil discourse. Instead, individuals should use peaceful and respectful methods of protest and engage in constructive dialogue to address their concerns. I read a good essay about on I recommend that you check it out.

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