Wednesday, September 8, 2010

No 1st Amendment rights for Conservative college students

Via Gateway Pundit and Instapundit, an example of hyprocrisy and intolerance as well as a violation of some students' 1st Amendment rights - on a college campus. Are you surprised?
It begins… School officials at Palm Beach State College kicked members of the Young America’s for Freedom off campus after they saw anti-Obama literature at their table.

It was offensive.

Administrators and Campus Police Kick YAF members off campus after seeing anti-Obama literature at their table.

Other college groups were allowed to stay on campus despite not registering for the event.
Amazing. Apparently the film club should also have been kicked out (through the campus police - overzealous much?) as they had not registered to be at the club fair either. However, the film club members are declining to comment on this out of fear of reprisal from the college administration. Are there any lefties out there that will stand up on principle and condemn this? Anyone? Bueller?

If you would like to call this college and ask why they allow their staff to trample on the 1st Amendment rights of the students just because some staff members don't like what the students have to say, then contact the school via the information below. The first name is who I believe is the woman in the video, kicking the kids off campus - they say her name, "Olivia" at one point - and based on Olivia's answer about who the Dean of Student Services is, I was able to figure out which campus they were on, ergo, the second name is that of the Dean.

Remember, keep it civil, but don't let them off the hook.

Olivia J. Morris
Student Activities Coordinator
(561) 868-3310

Penny McIsaac
Dean of Student Services
(561) 868-3055

1 comment:

  1. A teachable moment, as they say. This lesson tells the students to get it in writing, not verbally, which can be denied later. Then carry the written confirmation with you. Never assume the other guy will be honest.


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