Students: what’s so important about free speech, anyway?

Alex Feldstein notes Morons in the News: Students Ignorant of First Amendment. Another  story on a subject that never ceases to amaze.

High school students don’t see the trouble with government censorship of news and unpopular ideas…

Half of high school students thought that the government
should be able to censor the news. Only 83% of students
thought people have a right to express unpopular opinions. 75%
thought that flag burning was illegal, and about half thought
that the government could regulate what it thought was
indecent content on the Internet.

Let’s remember these immortal words:

“Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?”
G.W. Bush, Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

Truly disturbing trends.

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