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Ore_Ele
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5/21/2013 7:59:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/21/2013 2:06:06 PM, ConservativeAmerican wrote:
Are universities in the US trying to make our next generation of intellectuals authoritarian?

You decide for yourself:

http://online.wsj.com...

http://campusprogress.org...

I would have gotten a full ride if they did.
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5/22/2013 7:57:30 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
These are private colleges. Only the government has to respect your right to free speech, and a privately-owned, privately-run college can do what they want to as far as restricting speech goes. Most public schools give students the right to free speech to some extent (as long as it isn't used in a disruptive manner. I know schools in California do this). When it comes to private universities, however, the right to free speech is at the discretion of whoever is in charge. It's the same reason that a forum can ban people and not be in violation of free speech.
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5/22/2013 10:01:10 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/22/2013 7:57:30 AM, drhead wrote:
These are private colleges. Only the government has to respect your right to free speech, and a privately-owned, privately-run college can do what they want to as far as restricting speech goes. Most public schools give students the right to free speech to some extent (as long as it isn't used in a disruptive manner. I know schools in California do this). When it comes to private universities, however, the right to free speech is at the discretion of whoever is in charge. It's the same reason that a forum can ban people and not be in violation of free speech.

Do they have the right? Sure. Does it make Liberal universities look hypocritical and authoritarian? Yes.
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5/22/2013 2:24:11 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/22/2013 10:01:10 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 5/22/2013 7:57:30 AM, drhead wrote:
These are private colleges. Only the government has to respect your right to free speech, and a privately-owned, privately-run college can do what they want to as far as restricting speech goes. Most public schools give students the right to free speech to some extent (as long as it isn't used in a disruptive manner. I know schools in California do this). When it comes to private universities, however, the right to free speech is at the discretion of whoever is in charge. It's the same reason that a forum can ban people and not be in violation of free speech.

Do they have the right? Sure. Does it make Liberal universities look hypocritical and authoritarian? Yes.

I would point out that even Berkeley had problems that us hippies attempted to sort out.