Free Speech Bill Dies in Tennessee Legislature after Hypothetical ISIS Comment is Raised

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This isn’t a joke; lawmakers feared a potential ISIS recruitment scenario:

“Tennessee lawmakers will not vote on a bill designed to ensure robust free speech on taxpayer-funded college campuses in the state because they fear ISIS terrorists could possibly show up and start recruiting new members,” the Daily Caller reports.

The bill, as proposed, aimed to outlaw bias-reporting systems and any punishments for students who say a microaggression, among other measures.

But after a Democrat lawmaker asked whether the bill would allow ISIS to recruit on campus, the bill’s sponsor replied: “Yes. So long as it doesn’t disrupt the proceedings on that campus. Yes sir. They can recruit people for any other organization or any other cause. I think it’s just part of being exposed to differing viewpoints.”

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