How can students advocate for speech codes and still believe that freedom of speech is secure? The answer, as an intern at the liberal Center for American Progress (CAP) put it in 2017, is that “most college students do not feel that the anti-hate movement puts their [own] right to free speech under attack” (my emphasis). That is linked to the mistaken idea that (to quote George Lakoff), “hate speech is not free speech.” Or as that aforementioned CAP intern put it, hate speech—however that term may be defined—is “outside the bounds of free speech.”
And the usual recommendation to go read the whole thing is in effect.
They are so conceited and believe they hold the absolute truth that they cannot imagine this puppy will come around and eventually bit them in the ass and hard. Robespierre thought he was always right till his same French Revolution colleagues arrested him and gave him a trip to the guillotine.
Hat Tip Trebor