Rep. Brian Turner, a Democrat from Asheville, voted against legislation to protect free speech on the campuses of North Carolina’s universities.
House Bill 527 aimed to “restore and preserve free speech on campuses of the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina.”
With the recent violence and protests surging on college campuses, ultimately stifling free speech, this legislation creates a welcoming environment to any and all speakers.
“This legislation is instrumental to protecting freedom of atmosphere on our college campuses that are funded by taxpayers. When voices are silenced, we are not fostering an environment of higher learning, but only an atmosphere of one-sided opinions, which flies in the face of the ultimate goal of higher education,” said bill sponsor Chris Millis.
Shame on Rep. Turner for voting against protecting free speech.