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Foxx: The First Amendment Applies to College Campuses Too

Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the House Floor in support of First Amendment rights on college campuses.

Republican Leader Foxx’s Remarks:

"The attempt to stifle free speech at colleges and universities continues to be a major problem.

"Too many universities are more committed to liberal indoctrination than to providing an education.  

"One of the primary reasons students attend college is to foster intellectual curiosity, yet this is no longer allowed at many universities.

"Too many students and faculty alike are being intimidated into silence or even worse, punished for speaking out about their religious or political beliefs.

"Universities should encourage a diverse set of viewpoints and open dialogue—not stifle the expression of ideas they may oppose

"Students should not feel like they must be on the frontlines of a culture war just to obtain a degree.

"All Americans should have their First Amendment freedoms protected, regardless of their point of view—students on college campuses should be no different."

Watch the full video here.

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