The president and chancellor at the University of Missouri both resigned after protests by students who say little was done to stop racially charged events on campus. Nebraska U-S Senator Ben Sasse gives his take on the situation by saying it is OK to hear opinions you don’t like at different times and it is OK to debate these issues.
Senator Sasse says, “Ultimately, trigger warnings, micro-aggressions and all of these theories that anything that anyone says might be so offensive that you shouldn’t say it sort of misses the fundamental point of what America is all about. The American idea is about the fact we have rights by nature and government and public life are supposed to be a framework for ordered liberty so we can go out and debate these things. It is OK to disagree.”
Senator Sasse says while sides can disagree, there is no need to “shut down the world and squelch everybody else.” He says there are big challenges facing this country right now and those should be the issues of concern.