California Has to Outlaw Free Speech to Save It

The University of California Board of Regents has a plan to ban intolerance in the name of inclusiveness or some such nonsense:

The background for the proposed policy reads, “The Regents are strongly committed to a University community that upholds the core principles of respect, inclusion, academic freedom, and the free and open exchange of ideas. Accordingly, as discussed at the July Regents meeting, a statement reflecting these principles has been developed and is outlined below for discussion.”

The policy reiterates, “The University of California is committed to protecting its bedrock values of respect, inclusion, and academic freedom. Free expression and the open exchange of ideas – principles enshrined in our national and state Constitutions – are part of the University’s fiber.”

“So, too, is tolerance, and University of California students, faculty, and staff must respect the dignity of each person within the UC community,” the policy continues.

Under the proposed set of rules, students will remain free to agree with majority or at least to shut up about it.

These are Heinlein’s Crazy Years — we just live in them.