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Without Free Speech, All Speech Becomes Government Speech

• https://fee.org, Barry Brownstein

hen I viewed this video, I wondered if it was a hoax. I thought it must be a group of actors trying to make a point about how far restrictions on speech have gone. Unfortunately, the video captures reality in Scotland in 2019.

The video picks up an exchange between a Scottish high school teacher and a student. The class was asked to sign up for a website, and according to the student, the teacher commented on how old fashioned the website was for listing only two sexes. The student, Murray, remarked, "But sir there's only two genders," and the teacher insisted they continue the discussion outside the classroom.

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Murray recorded the encounter on his phone. Here are some of the lowlights of the recorded dialogue:

Murray: "Why did you kick me out of class? It's not very inclusive of you."

Teacher: "I'm sorry, but what you were saying is not very inclusive, and this is an inclusive school."

Murray: (referring to the teacher's viewpoint that there are more than two genders): "That's your opinion."


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