William Paterson University’s Disgrace
August 10, 2005
As a student and employee, it stands to reason that Daniel should have the right to express his views to the faculty and staff of the publicly funded institution, especially considering he didn’t even begin the exchange. His message was in no way personal, and it’s hard to interpret the situation as anything but a student being persecuted for expressing ideas not in line with those of the university’s higher-ups.Free speech that’s only free for those who share the views of those in power is in many ways more dangerous than outright persecution. Those at Paterson responsible for the decision are a disgrace to the ideals to which higher education should be loyal.