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FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS IN USA
« on: May 13, 2017, 07:53:06 AM »

... people in Trump's America are beginning
to fight back against the onslaught:


" ... decisive action to protect the expressive rights of students
and faculty, especially in light of the number of restrictive speech
codes across the country and the recent controversies over speech on campus."


Tennessee Enacts Nation’s ‘Most
Comprehensive’ Campus Free Speech Law

IAN MASON - 11 May 2017

Tennessee became one of the first states on Tuesday to pass legislation
designed to stem the assault on free speech at its public universities.


The eight page Campus Free Speech Protection Act was signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam after passing the Tennessee House of Representatives and Senate by votes of 85-7 and 30-0, respectively.

The law mandates that public colleges and universities in Tennessee adopt free speech policies consistent with the University of Chicago’s 2015 Stone Report. Chaired by Chicago Law Professor Geoffrey Stone, the report’s findings were adopted last year to great fanfare. Despite his emphasis on campus free speech, Professor Stone is hardly a right-wing ideologue. He clerked with archliberal Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, chaired the Board of the American Constitution Society, a leading lefty-leaning lawyers’ association, and served on the National Advisory Council of the American Civil Liberties Union.

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The Tennessee law represents a growing movement by state legislatures to counter these trends in the public institutions over which they have authority. It represents perhaps the broadest combination so far passed into law of the different types of campus free speech protections being supported by advocates nationwide.

... A broader piece of model legislation, promulgated by the free-market think tank the Goldwater Institute, incorporates the reasoning of the same University of Chicago Stone Report used in the Tennessee law passed Tuesday to demand a policy of commitment to viewpoint neutral free speech protection by university administrations. This model Campus Free Speech Ac would demand university administrators punish students who disrupt invited speakers and other students exercising their constitutional right to free speech. Most controversially, it would require university administrators to suspend for a year any student twice found to have done so.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/11/tennessee-enacts-nations-most-comprehensive-campus-free-speech-law/
St. Augustine: “The truth is like a lion; you don't have to defend it.
Let it loose; it will defend itself."

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Re: FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS IN USA
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 08:19:01 AM »
Why is it that Freedom of Speech is more important than the other part First Amendment to the Bill of Rights, namely Right to Freely Exercise Religion.

Is it part of the modern patriot movement to discount that part ?
Or is it that Freedom of Speech is out weighs the Right to Religious Freedom ?

Could some one explain ?

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Re: FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS IN USA
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 09:02:40 AM »
"We see ideological fascism rather than academic freedom.”

MEET COLLEGE PRESIDENT WHO WON'T
TOLERATE 'SNOWFLAKE REBELLIONS'

'We've taught these kids this intellectual mush and this ideological narcissism'
GREG COROMBOS

Across the country, loud and sometime violent campus protesters are often met by administrators who ultimately give in to demands related to perceived slights on issues ranging from race to gender and sexuality to alleged hate speech. But one college president is fighting back, and he says the pursuit of truth – not unanimous political ideology – ought to be the goal of higher education.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Everett Piper burst on to the scene in late 2015 when he wrote an open letter to his students and famously explained their campus was not a day care but a university. He is also the author of the forthcoming book “Not A Day Care: A Coddled Nation is a Crippled Nation.”

Piper is also speaking up after the latest round of campus unrest, the cancellation of Ann Coulter’s scheduled appearance at the University of California-Berkeley. In his column for the Christian Post, Piper unloads on what he sees as an assault on free speech and an abdication of the role of higher education.

“The liberal arts institution was founded some 1,000 years ago, let’s say at Oxford, for what? To educate a free man and a free woman, to educate culture and what it means to enjoy liberty, and liberation, thus the word liberal,” said Piper, in a follow-up interview to his column.

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“Moms and dads, stop sending your kids to these institutions that teach this pablum, and send them to places that teach what’s actually objectively right and real and true and good,” he advised.

http://www.wnd.com/2017/05/meet-college-president-who-wont-tolerate-snowflake-rebellions/
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Re: FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS IN USA
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 04:40:52 PM »
.... remember this witchy woman / professor at Mizzou?


http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/09/meet-the-sick-mizzou-media-professor-who-threatened-a-reporter-with-mob-violence-video/

... remember the 'poop swastikas', 'klu klux klan hoods' (NOT!) and
all the other BLM hysterics from a few months ago?

Well, so do a LOT of other people looking at where to go for college ...


"The taxpayer-funded school also announced it was facing
the prospect of a gigantic $32 million budget shortfall."


Mizzou Hemorrhages More Students And Cuts
Jobs Because Of Black Lives Matter Protests

ERIC OWENS - 05/16/2017

Officials at the University of Missouri’s flagship campus in Columbia have announced a plan to cut approximately 400 jobs and raise tuition in the face of a projected 7.4 percent plunge in student enrollment and a $14.7 million state budget cut.

Somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 employees will simply lose their jobs at the taxpayer-funded school. The rest of the job cuts will come either because people are retiring or because the school won’t renew the contracts of non-tenured professors, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The 7.4 percent decrease in student enrollment will cause a $16.6 million drop in revenue. School officials are responding to the revenue reduction by raising tuition by 2.1 percent. The tuition increase will generate about $7 million.

Garnett Stokes, Mizzou’s latest interim chancellor, announced the staff cuts and the tuition increase on Monday at a forum on campus.

The image problems stem from an eruption of Black Lives Matter
protests rocked the Columbia, Mo. campus in November 2015.


http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/16/mizzou-hemorrhages-more-students-and-cuts-jobs-because-of-black-lives-matter-protests/?utm_campaign=thedcmainpage&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social
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Re: FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS IN USA
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 07:19:36 AM »

Duke Divinity School Ousts Un-PC Professor
for Questioning ‘Racial Equity Training’

THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. - 22 May 2017

Duke Divinity School has forced out a professor who refused to kowtow to the liberal academic zeitgeist in a latest example of the demise of free intellectual inquiry and expression on America’s college campuses.

The crime of Prof. Paul Griffiths, a professor at Duke Divinity School, was openly speaking his mind regarding a racial equity training program offered on campus. When one professor praised the program in a faculty-wide email, Griffiths responded in kind by advising his fellow professors to avoid the workshop as an “anti-intellectual” exercise in political correctness.

The row began in February, when Prof. Anathea Portier-Young, a scholar with expertise in “constructions of identity, gender, and ethnicity, and traditions of violence and nonviolence,” distributed an email to the Divinity School faculty urging her colleagues to participate in the “Racial Equity Institute Phase I Training.”

Ms. Portier-Young assured her coworkers that the weekend program would be “transformative, powerful, and life-changing.”

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Mistaking the mass email for an exercise in open dialogue, Prof. Griffiths replied with a faculty-wide email of his own, expressing his opposition to the workshop.... “I exhort you not to attend this training,” wrote Griffiths, who teaches Catholic Theology at Duke. “There’ll be bromides, clichés, and amen-corner rah-rahs in plenty,” he said, which would reflect “illiberal roots and totalitarian tendencies” and be “definitively anti-intellectual.”

... Last week Prof. Griffiths announced his resignation from Duke Divinity School “in response to disciplinary actions initiated by my dean and colleagues.”

Those actions were the reaction to Griffith’s defense “of particular freedoms of expression and thought, and against legal and disciplinary constraints of those freedoms,” he said in an open letter published in Commonweal Magazine.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/22/duke-divinity-school-ousts-un-pc-professor-for-questioning-racial-equity-training/
St. Augustine: “The truth is like a lion; you don't have to defend it.
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