A University of Chicago (that would be where President Obama worked) professor, who also happens to be the son of a judge, wrote an opinion piece in Slade that goes a log way to explain the attitudes of big government types toward those who disagree with them.
Eric Posner says that college students should be treated like children because they are children, and, thus, college students don’t have a right to free speech on college campuses. Now, aside from the fact that almost all college students are legally adults (as in age 18 or older), you come across a problem when you realize the political thinking that is overwhelming at the head of classes on college campuses.
In other words, this guy is saying that college students should not be allowed to think for themselves in classes or on campus, and the implication becomes that, by shaping college students’ thinking, you prevent freedom of thought after they’ve graduated.
“Even in college, they [students] must be protected like children while being prepared to be adults.”
So, to be clear, he is saying that, even though they are legally adults, they can’t be allowed to think like adults.
Remember, this is President Obama’s old stomping grounds, and this sounds suspiciously like something he would say about those who disagree with him, too. Beware of the overreach that this thinking will be bringing our way.