Terri Schiavo's brother is spearheading a petition to force UF to reverse its decision to invite Dr. Jack Kevorkian to speak at UF on the topic of euthenasia. Dr. Kevorkian was invited by ACCENT--the Student-run speakers bureau managed by Student Government and funded by student fees. Besides, what in hell business does Schiavo have trying to tell UF student government what they can and can't do? He's not a student at UF, he doesn't pay fees here, he's not affiliated, so he shouldn't even be telling them what they should or shouldn't do. ACCENT often invites controversial speakers to the campus, Kevorkian is no different.
Schiavo thinks Kevorkian is sending the wrong message to young people. What Schiavo forgets is that these are college students on a college campus where diversity in thoughts, ideas, and opinions is promoted and is necessary in this type of environment. It is important for these students to have access to a wide variety of speakers with varying viewpoints. That's one of the things which makes higher education so great.
But Schiavo doesn't care, he wants Kevorkian silenced. Why? Because he disagrees with him.
Once again we have another person who, in order to further their own personal cause (regardless of how noble that cause may be), believes that free speech is limited to acceptable and non-controversial speech.