Monday, February 06, 2017

Lock Up The Leftists When They Do This. Allow Them To Go To Jail Not For Their Beliefs, But For Their Actions.

You're allowed to protest, you're not allowed to commit violence or deprive someone else of their civil rights.  BTW, you do not have a "right" not to be offended.
First, state and local law enforcement agencies need to target violent rioters who seek to silence speakers. It is a felony under federal civil rights law to conspire to deprive citizens of their constitutional rights, among which is free speech. In addition, many states have laws (generally called Klan laws) that punish people who engage in mob violence or intimidation while masked. These should be applied as well.

Second, perhaps it’s time to have a Title IX-style law banning discrimination according to political viewpoints on campus. Many states (including California) already have laws banning discrimination in hiring and firing based on political viewpoints. Perhaps we need a federal civil rights law providing that colleges that receive federal funds (which is pretty much all of them) can lose those funds if they discriminate against students because of their political views.
The author is a libertarian constitutional law professor.

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