Georgetown has apparently programmed its victims of a liberal education to not only believe in the suppression of free speech and dissent from the majority, but to engage in it. Nice.
By the way, Georgetown, the backs of Harvard’s diplomas are much more attractive than the backs of yours.
Georgetown University junior Billy Torgerson received a formal condemnation from the Georgetown University Student Association as well as a call for the college to investigate him for “bias” based on a column, “A Nation Of Virtuous Individuals,” that he authored and posted on his own website.
That’s all you need to know, really. It is none of the Student Association’s business what a Georgetown student posts online on his own forum. The principle articulated in the recent Supreme Court case B.L v. Mahanoy Area School District holds even if the action of a student group doesn’t strictly constitute what the opinion prohibits. This is chilling free speech.
Torgerson’s primary “crime” seems to be that he opposes another recent SCOTUS ruling, Bostock v. Clayton County, which extended protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to transgender individuals. I think he’s wrong, but Torgerson’s position is similar to that of the three dissenting judges and many conservative analysts. And it doesn’t matter if he’s wrong. He has every right to state his opinion without being punished. Continue reading