"Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences"
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May 09, 2021, 05:20:42 PM

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« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2021, 01:21:51 PM »

I'm sure we can all think of situations in which private-sector or civil-society "consequences" for unpopular speech are merited, and I'm sure we can all think of situations in which they are unmerited. In my experience most people who trot out this line do so in order to obscure the difference.
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« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2021, 05:27:33 AM »

Depends on what the consequences are. Social alienation? Sure. Government intervention? Absolutely not.

For example, getting a college acceptance rescinded because of a racist statement.

If it's an institution that takes government money, it has no business going something like that.

What if it's a completely private college? Would it mean that college doesn't respect free speech?

Do "completely private colleges" forgo the taxpayer-financed boondoggle that are Federally-guaranteed student loans? 

That's what I thought.....

Hillsdale does, ftr, so it can completely control its admissions process.
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« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2021, 01:57:58 PM »

No because if not freedom from consequences (at least under the law), what is freedom of speech? Like yeah we can physically speak
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