Freedom of speech seems to have a fine borderline when it comes to the United States, not everything being said you may agree with or contend to but it is still a point of view that a person has the right to believe in and not have certain unsaid guidelines to follow or they may be prosecuted for their beliefs. Without free speech great ideas and solutions can be lost and undermined thoughts of greed and power can stand strong(er).
Our education system is where you can practice these ideas and concepts of freedom of speech as Professor Ward Churchill did at the University of Colorado which he was reprimand for it; 9-11 is a touchy subject in the U.S. with devastations throughout, the way Professor Churchill wanted to view his outlook on the situation that it is not a one sided view where America is the hero at all times which I do agree with alongside his faculty and students who protested to keep him as a Professor there, with his vast knowledge on the history of the U.S. and the relationships we have with the “enemy” how can that be ignored and raise to question of his teachings? I don’t understand the bubble the U.S. wants us to live in, that we are greatest when we started this country on lies and deceit upon ourselves and now are still currently working so hard to build on the nation for the mistakes we made in the past. This is where we really need our teachers to create independent thinking but the ACTA seem to be controlling this notion by stopping the “dangerous” professors from freedom of speech.
I do not agree with wars but I do believe you have to defend yourself when needed, I feel that Professor Churchill has the right to view his opinions and it is up to the individual persons to decide if this information is fully correct or not, but not for a special investigation to be proceeded to stop his movement and get him fired from his job for freedom of speech or “academic misconduct”. 9-11 will never be forgotten and a lot of innocent people were involved on both sides we are still learning new information regarding the happenings of that day I believe there was a lot of built up aggression that lead to that day that which we may never find out what it was, but I do believe it should be okay to ask questions and gain a better knowledge of the event especially from your Professor.