"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Monday, March 9, 2015

Students banned from being critical of Obama, Bush or Che Guevara

A "No Mocking" Policy

  • God how I hate liberal weenies who want to end free speech.  Well The Federalist is a 100% pro-mocking zone.  The corrupt and powerful elites deserve to be slowly roasted over the open fire of freedom of speech.

(Washington Free Beacon)  -  Three students have filed a lawsuit against Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, claiming their First Amendment rights were violated when flyers they made promoting their student club were censored by school officials.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is assisting with the lawsuit, which was filed this week against the university. Dixie State disapproved of promotional flyers by the student group Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), which negatively portrayed Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.
The flyers were not approved because the school policy does not permit students to “disparage” or “mock individuals.”
Three students from YAL—William Jergins, Joey Gillespie, and Forrest Gee—are the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, and the eight defendants are school officials including the president of Dixie and the Dean of Students.
Jergins, the president of YAL, told the Washington Free Beacon by email he was “extremely taken back by the denial of the posters,” and he “never expected that posting a flyer that was critical of Che Guevara, an internationally recognized war criminal and mass murderer, would be a problem.”
“I was extremely disappointed by the decision to deny our flyers advertising our club meetings and events. This was especially hard because we were getting such a late start to the semester,” said Jergins. He said YAL is new on campus and it took a month for the club to get approval to operate on campus.
“We’re a politically oriented club that doesn’t hold the same beliefs of either major party,” Jergins said. “As such, people often have very little clue who we are or what we believe in. Everyone knows what Bush and Obama believe. Saying we disagree with both Bush and Obama is then often the quickest way to couch what we do believe into terms that everyone will immediately grasp.”
The denial of the flyers “represented a blanket denial of the expression of our beliefs in the way that we felt would be most readily understood and accepted by our fellow students,” Jergins said.

Mocking the powerful can cause hurt feelings.
To that I say, "Fucking yes!"

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