Bell Ringer: Deliberation- "The First Amendment is Not About Opinions You Agree With"
"The First Amendment is Not About Opinions You Agree With"
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) discusses hateful speech on college campuses
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) discusses hateful speech on college campuses.
Bell Ringer Assignment
Why would Senator Cruz say that “the First Amendment is about opinions you passionately disagree with”? What historical examples exist to support this assertion?
What is the danger to free speech of the “heckler’s veto” that Senator Cruz referenced? How might it create a chilling effect on speech?
To what extent do you agree with Senator Cruz’s assertion that “we don’t need brute force to silence them because truth is more powerful than force”? What historical examples support your position? What historical examples call it into question?
On a scale of 1-4, one being not at all persuasive and four being highly persuasive, indicate how persuasive you believe this argument to be and why you selected that ranking.