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April 28, 2014

Educational Incompetence

Filed under: Education,Politics — jasony @ 9:18 am

ANOTHER university stops students from handing out Constitution | The Daily Caller: “Two students are suing the University of Hawaii for violating their First Amendment rights after administrator prevented them from distributing copies of the U.S. Constitution — demonstrating a frightening lack of knowledge about the very legal document they were attempting to censor.

Students Merritt Burch and Anthony Vizzone, members of the Young Americans for Liberty chapter at UH-Hilo, were prevented from handing out copies of the Constitution at a recruitment event in January. A week later, they were again informed by a censorship-minded administrator that their First Amendment-protected activities were in violation of school policy.

The students were told that they could only distribute literature from within UH-Hilo’s ‘free speech zone,’ a small, muddy, frequently-flooded area on the edge of campus.

Administrators further clarified their level of respect for students’ free speech rights, making comments like, ‘This isn’t really the ’60s anymore,’ and ‘people can’t really protest like that anymore,’ “

The administrators protested against The Man back in the 60’s. Now that they are The Man the would love everybody to just settle down and be quiet.

1 Comment »

  1. There is no phrase more chilling than “free-speech zone.” Honestly! This *country* is a free-speech zone, after all.

    Comment by barrybrake — May 4, 2014 @ 10:00 pm

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