fascista : noun — a latte sipping liberal who would trash the right of others, the streets of their university town, and even Starbucks if it will prevent people from hearing conservative ideas. (Alexander’s Abridged Encyclopedia of the Left, First Edition*)
* That’s the one featuring Kenny Rogers
The law prevents the kind of cancelled conservative events and shout-downs we’ve seen lately. Ben Shapiro, Milo Yiannopoulos, David Horowitz and Ann Coulter have found themselves in physical danger or had their events cancelled on college campuses.
It prevents administrators from disinviting speakers whom members of the campus community wish to hear from. It establishes a system of disciplinary sanctions for students and anyone else who interferes with the free-speech rights of others, and ensures that students will be informed of those sanctions at freshman orientation. It reaffirms the principle that universities, at the official institutional level, ought to remain neutral on issues of public controversy to encourage the widest possible range of opinion and dialogue within the university itself. And it authorizes a special committee created by the Board of Regents to issue a yearly report to the public, the regents, the governor, and the legislature on the administrative handling of free-speech issues.
Governor Roy Cooper let it become law without his signature.
There is a huge struggle on campuses across the US, Canada and elsewhere. There are groups of students and others who are so confused about the rights of others that they’d start fires, loot Starbucks and threaten speakers just because they figure the speaker’s message is dangerous. You know what’s dangerous? Starting fires and looting.
These folks would rather become fascist than allow others to speak. The grandchildren of the hippies have become the man. And they like the power.