Free Speech – There is No America Without It

Greg Lukianoff
Show Date
December 9, 2012
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Guest: Greg Lukianoff

“Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech.” This is the first sentence of the Bill of Rights. In the opinion of the Founders, no right was more worthy of protection than the freedom of conscience and the right to speak one’s mind. This is the right that threatens those with power. This is the right government is most tempted to limit. And it is the most essential right for maintaining a free society. This right is under attack: and in of all places our college campuses. Speech codes pervade. Censorship is rampant. Politically incorrect views are banned. And these are the institutions which will produce tomorrow’s voters and tomorrow’s leaders! Greg Lukianoff, President of the Foundation of Individual Rights (“FIRE”), is a leading expert on the subject, and his new book “Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate” is a must read. In this episode, he joins Bob to discuss his findings. After listening to the show, you’ll think twice about making that contribution to your alma mater.