"Intellectual curiosity"!!! I am sure much of it has to do with the liberal outlook that campuses provide. Expanding the intellect and encouraging free thinking was obviously something Reagan found abhorrent. The deaths of protesting students seemed not a great loss to him in our country but then neither were the soldiers that were dying every day in Vietnam. But these colleges were not the only ones who suffered under Reagan; even the elementary education was slashed. Even they fell under the Ax(is) of Conservative thoughts.
Mr. Reagan's denunciations of student protesters were both frequent and particularly venomous. He called protesting students "brats," "freaks," and "cowardly fascists." And when it came to "restoring order" on unruly campuses he observed, "If it takes a bloodbath, let's get it over with. No more appeasement!"April 8, 1970 at a Bakersfield School board meeting.
"The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference. See U.S. Const. amend. I. Freedom of expression consists of the rights to freedom of speech, press, assembly and to petition the government for a redress of grievances, and the implied rights of association and belief. The Supreme Court interprets the extent of the protection afforded to these rights. The First Amendment has been interpreted by the Court as applying to the entire federal government even though it is only expressly applicable to Congress.Furthermore, the Court has interpreted, the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as protecting the rights in the First Amendment from interference by state governments."Let's make sure we are finding out for ourselves what is going on. Do not rely on what any one person says.Expand your intellect and research for yourself!