- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 19, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

In reading the article “Protecting free speech on campus” (Culture, Friday), I was impressed by the approach taken by the University of Missouri in establishing a Speakers’ Circle, a sort of First Amendment ghetto. This is where “confrontational evangelists” and “conservative students” are allowed to express their views on abortion, gay marriage and President Obama’s bailout plan in a way that shields delicate ears on the campus at large from their disreputable views.

If we allow freedom of speech on our campuses outside such designated areas, who knows what psychic damage might be done to the legion of professors who, the article tells us, are fearful of “appearing too liberal” and have become reluctant to indoctrinate their students in leftist orthodoxy?

ALEX BROWN

Springfield

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