Sunday, April 15, 2007

Democrat Free Speech

Looks like democrats have learned from the Iranians. Make your enemy make statements against their will. It's truly amazing at how much liberals hate the 1st amendment.

University of Rhode Island (URI) President Robert Carothers has intervened to stop the Student Senate from imposing unconstitutional sanctions on the URI College Republicans, who sponsored a satirical $100 “scholarship” for white, heterosexual, American males. The Senate prohibited the group from disbursing the money, but the Senate later demanded that the College Republicans apologize publicly in the student newspaper for even advertising the scholarship. FIRE wrote to the Student Senate to explain that the First Amendment prohibits any organization that derives its authority from a public university from compelling students to make statements against their will. When the Student Senate ignored its constitutional obligations, FIRE urged President Carothers to intervene. In a recent memo, President Carothers boldly told the Senate that its demand for an apology “does not meet constitutional standards as laid forth in the First Amendment,” and directed that “you may not impose any sanctions on the College Republicans, or any other student group, that requires them to make public statements which are not their own.” We now wait while the Senate decides whether to heed the president’s directive.


Anonymous Jane said...

Sounds communistic to me. One would think that with "equality abounding" all around us, we should at least recognize the last group of "left out" people. We need to set the record straight, it is not just the blacks, black women, women in general, Asians or other groups, the white heterosexual American male is the only group left standing who has not demanded anything and who is last in everything.

April 15, 2007 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

I agree with Jane. Forcing anyone to make public statements not their own is nothing but old-fashioned communism.

April 16, 2007 7:51 PM  
Anonymous lee said...

What is needed is a real honest to goodness sholarship for white heterosexual males, the only group I can think of that has been left completely out of the mainstream when it comes to handouts. Believe it or not, it's a group that needs a handout more than some of the ones who get more than they need. Time to re-think the situation.

April 17, 2007 8:14 PM  
Anonymous bakel said...

Hey, the white heterosexual male needs as much if not more help that anyone.

April 22, 2007 8:15 PM  

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