The ‘Safe Space’ of the Constitution

Safe_ExitThe Duke Men’s Project—launched this month at Duke University—offers a campus “safe space” where a nine-week program for “male-identified” students will discuss male privilege, patriarchy, “the language of dominance,” rape culture, pornography, machismo, and other topics.

Last Thursday, the student government at Middle Tennessee State University overwhelmingly voted to ban “safe spaces” from their college campus; safe spaces which have squashed the free speech rights of these college students. The landslide vote was 33-6, proving intellectualism and common sense is still alive in the Volunteer State.

To be fair, freedom of speech has always been a double-edged sword. Constitutional law states few exceptions for free speech; such as speech presenting a clear and present danger to national security or public safety, or speech soliciting crime, violence, obscenity, and defamation. Americans have always been able to express their values and opinions freely.


It amazes me to see how many scholars and intellectuals of the current generation are seeking absolute emotional insulation and comfort at all times from opposing viewpoints. To me, this is extremely elementary and anti-intellectual.

I would like to suggest that the safe space we need in America is found in the Biblical principles of the Constitution itself, starting in the hearts of the people and ending in the halls of state and federal legislatures, along with their executive and judicial departments. I wonder why the trend in our universities isn’t “Constitutional Safe Spaces?”

How about a “safe country” where the citizens are secure from having to pay taxes to fund a central government’s unconstitutional nationalization of banks, insurance industries, automobile industries, the health care industry, local police forces, or the use of their military for immoral, wasteful wars for empire?

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A safe country where citizens are free from the vast and expansive regulations of unconstitutional agencies such as the EPA, HHS, DOE, IRS, and BTFE, just to name a few.

A safe country where children are free from unconstitutional compulsory government schools that separate the child from their parents, and promote antipathy toward their nation’s founders and their Christian faith.



A safe country that offers protection from sexually charged curriculum that promotes immoral and unethical sexual behavior, abortion-on-demand, and the gross perversion of same-sex marriage.

I can assure you that this safe space does exist, and it is clearly defined in the Bible and our Constitution, not outside of them. I encourage every American to spend as much time as they can in these safe spaces.

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Jake MacAulay serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Institute on the Constitution (IOTC), an educational outreach that presents the founders’ “American View” of law and government. The former co-host of the syndicated talk show, The Sons of Liberty, he is an ordained minister and has spoken to audiences nation-wide, and has established the American Club, a constitutional study group in public and private schools.
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  • retiredday

    This is just one of the many consequences of education in the hands of government. The ultimate goal is not the pursuit of knowledge, development of skills or preparation for a future that benefits all. It’s all propaganda and brain-washing designed to ensure the younger generations fall in lock-step with a socialist mind-set that conforms to the we-are-the-world agenda.

    Just look at the next probable Secretary General of the U.N., Antonio Guterres. He’s a former President of the Socialist International. It’s where the world is going. Your choice is either getting on board with godless brethren, or speaking the truth to them and accepting the risk of becoming a martyr.

    Like the song says, “Wake up to reality”.