Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

College is supposed to be the place where free speech is celebrated, the place where opposing views are respected. Sadly, and far too often this isn't the case. The latest example of intolerance and the attack on free speech comes from Northern Kentucky University where a pro-life display was vandalized. Several crosses representing aborted babies were torn down and a sign explaining the display was stolen. Destroying property to shut down your opponent's views isn't only intolerant and uncivil, it's illegal. Maria Walker, president of Northern Right to Life said that she's "worried that NKU's campus is no longer a place for free speech." This kind of thing is happening at other college campuses as well, which is precisely why more people must stand for free speech and civility even when they disagree with certain messages.