College students have a serious problem, says an education analyst, when they suggest that campus speakers should be disrupted due to their views.
A survey of 800 undergraduate students, conducted by the William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale, found 41 percent said it is appropriate to shut down or disrupt a speaker on campus.
The same survey found one-third of students justified physical violence to stop a speaker who was using "hate speech" on school grounds.
Jonathan Butcher of The Heritage Foundation says both liberals and conservatives need to be concerned.
"This is something that people on both sides need to be aware of," he says, "that we've got to protect the rights of free expression because it's important for people on both sides."
Columnist and speaker Ben Shapiro might be the most familiar conservative name to enrage the Left by appearing on campuses at the invitation of the Young America's Foundation. Yet the vocal critic of Donald Trump, and an observant Jew, has been called a "white supremacist" by unhinged college students who aren't aware he regularly criticizes Trump.
Butcher says colleges and universities need to communicate to students that things are going to change for them when they leave campus for their chosen careers.
"I think that the adults on campus need to explain to students that this kind of behavior simply won't be accepted when they leave campus and go off into the working world," he observes.