Free speech is certainly an issue, but so is being allowed to go through life without routinely being verbally slapped in the face. If we can’t accept this, then we shouldn’t complain about the current lack of civility in public discourse. This civility thing has to be taught; it does not occur all by itself. If academic administrators sometimes seem a bit overheated in their efforts, then I, for one, can forgive them and applaud their intentions.
Vic Bermudez, Springfield