We all know the constitutional issues. We all know college campuses, at their best, are about the exchange of ideas. As in marketplace. Academic confrontation is not an oxymoron. Free think tops group think.

And yet.

Ken Fuchs, president of the University of Florida, cut to the less-than-noble chase over the recent white supremacist overkill in Gainesville, one that cost taxpayers some $600,000. “We say free speech, but somebody pays a cost when that freedom of speech is exercised. Somehow we are being co-opted and held ransom.”

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