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Re: 'Free speech vs. compelled speech' [Village News, Editorial, 4/01/ 21]


Last updated 4/14/2021 at 10:45pm

There is nothing in the text of the subject editorial that even suggests that our government intends to abridge our First Amendment freedom of speech or its corollary of freedom from speech (compelled speech). For instance, the Bill C-16 in Canada is presented as an example of compelled speech. It’s not: anti-discrimination does not equate to compelled speech. See “No, the Trans Rights Bill Doesn’t Criminalize Free Speech” (Vice).

And the attempt to compel speech at Shawnee State University was just that: an attempt by a state university, not the government. It was resolved firmly f...

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