I'm writing this letter regarding a matter of censorship at Kent State University. It seems that a young man wrote, on his Twitter site, disparaging remarks about gays and one gay individual from another school.
While I don't condone or agree with what he wrote, I feel that KSU had no right to punish him for expressing his opinion unless he was threatening the health or welfare of an individual. His rights, as well as the rights of all of us, are in jeopardy when political correctness gives groups, government or institutions the right to punish those views that aren't their own. The Constitution guarantees the right to express our opinions and ideas whether they are popular or unpopular. It is up to all of us to guarantee that all people share equally in those rights.
I feel that KSU should reinstate the young man to all of his activities and apologize to him for trying to suppress his freedom of speech. They also can disavow what was written by him.
Philip T. Cox, Atwater