A Wayne State University professor was suspended and referred to the police for his outrageous and violent comments. Steven Shaviro was suspended after he recommended the murder of conservative speakers instead of shouting them down. It’s clear that this professor knows nothing about the First Amendment, which guarantees free speech, which includes conservative speakers being allowed to express their views. Shaviro’s comments promote violence and bigotry and are not protected speech.
College professor suspended after saying it would be 'far more admirable to kill' racist speaker than protest https://t.co/hQRRBU8GA0
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Shaviro mentions that when conservative groups invite speakers to campuses, they want to provoke an incident that discredits the left. However, this is nowhere near the truth. Conservative groups invite speakers to promote free speech and present alternative viewpoints. They want to engage in a meaningful political discussion with their liberal counterparts, but unfortunately, far-left activists often resort to violence to shut down those discussions.
A message regarding a threatening social media post by a WSU professor https://t.co/5dwY0ldqhR
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What is even more concerning about Shaviro’s comments is that he praises the assassination of a former Ukrainian leader by a Russian Jewish revolutionary. Encouraging violence and murder has no place in our society. Shaviro should know better than to promote violence as a solution to free speech.
Wayne State University’s president, Roy Wilson, did the right thing by suspending Shaviro and referring him to law enforcement agencies for further review and investigation. This hateful rhetoric has no place on college campuses, and it’s alarming that someone in a position of authority would resort to advocating for violence.
Free speech is a fundamental value in our society, and it should always be protected. Conservatives, just like liberals, have the right to express their views. Shaviro’s comments are anti-free speech and anti-American. It’s time for universities to take a stand against violent rhetoric and promote respectful and constructive dialogue.