I took to the opinion section in today's edition of Mustang News to address this issue, with a particular focus to recent campus events. This issue is of great importance to me, so I have a difficult time staying quiet! Universities are the training grounds for the future leaders of homes, communities, our nation, and the world. If our universities cannot properly teach and instill in students the true meaning of what free speech is and what the First Amendment guarantees and protects, then our liberty and freedom in the near future are at great risk.
I can't emphasize enough, too, how this is a non-partisan issue. Though in our society today it is typically conservative students and student groups (or religious groups) that are predominantly having their First Amendment rights violated (FIRE, a non-partisan free speech advocacy group discusses this throughout their site), it could very well be groups on the other end of the spectrum tomorrow.
If you have a moment, check out my letter to the editor, and try to read it with an open mind :)