Ron DeSantis’s Speech Policing Could Hurt the Right Too

Source: The Atlantic
by Conor Friedersdorf

“On Thursday, a federal district-court judge in Tallahassee temporarily halted enforcement of a Florida law –– popularly known as the ‘Stop WOKE Act’ –– that prohibits certain viewpoints in classroom instruction. … If the populist right succeeds in stripping faculty of most First Amendment protections in the classroom, where will it turn when progressive legislatures ban its ideas on campus? Meanwhile, DeSantis and his allies are now the ones who have ceded the moral high ground to their culture-war foes by framing a debate as if free speech were in conflict with the elimination of ‘woke’ racism. Was it worth it?” (11/22/22)