EDUCATION/EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “I will be signing an executive order to protect free speech on college campuses… Under the guise of ‘speech codes’ and ‘safe spaces’ and ‘trigger warnings,’ these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity, and shut down the voices of great young Americans like those here today. These are great people.
All of that changes starting right now. We’re dealing with billions and billions and billions of dollars. Taxpayer dollars should not subsidize anti-First Amendment institutions. And that’s exactly what they are: anti-First Amendment. Universities that want taxpayer dollars should promote free speech, not silence free speech.”
-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Executive Order, ‘Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities,'” whitehouse.gov, Mar. 21, 2019