Remember free speech, free expression, freedom to voice your views and thought unencumbered by Totalitarian wannabes? If you are a college student today, especially one of a Conservative mindset, you might be missing such principles. Somehow, I do not think our Founders would approve of “government stamps” of approval for speech
Each year, hundreds of American college students participate in Young America’s Foundation’s 9/11 Never Forget Project, planting flags for each person lost on that horrible day and placing memorial posters around campus.
This week, purple haired history professor Margot Lovett, who teaches at Saddleback College, was caught on video ripping down 9/11 memorial posters. Her reason for doing so? She told students they didn’t have the proper stamp from student government to put them up and that they needed to be posted in a free speech zone, not on buildings.
“You know if you want, you’re allowed to put posters up you can but you need to get permission from the student government to do that,” she told YAF students who put up the posters. “Otherwise, I have to take them down because they need a stamp…So that’s why I’m taking them down so you understand.”
“You can go into the student services center, it’s on the second floor, it’s a free speech area, anybody can be there, but you can’t put stuff on buildings,” she continued.
So, you need permission from a student government to put up a sign, memorial, or to speak your mind? So there are free speech areas? Let us look at our first amendment
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Hmmm, I see nothing about government stamps, free speech “zones”, or about begging a student government, or any governmental body of any sort frankly for permission to speak. Clearly this Marxist Moron has not read our constitution, probably too busy reading the Communist Manifesto
I wonder if this woman would have removed signs more to her liking? She was, at least, polite about the signs. But her tone reveals her disdain for liberty. If I were her, and knew of rules against such free expression, I would never act as she did. Not one sign would be taken down, even if I disagreed with them, by my hand. I would instead do all I could to erase such statist laws from the school. But, that is me, I understand liberty, too bad this history professor does not.