Speech codes forever
December 19, 2006
by Malcolm A. Kline
Front Page Magazine
“Between September 2005 and September 2006, FIRE surveyed over 330 schools and found that an overwhelming majority of them explicitly prohibit speech that, outside the borders of campus, is protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” according to FIRE.
How overwhelming? FIRE only gave a green light to eight colleges. Meanwhile, the group found that:
• “Davidson College in North Carolina prohibits ‘comments or inquiries about dating,’ ‘patronizing remarks,’ ‘innuendoes,’ and ‘dismissive comments.’
• “At Jacksonville State University in Alabama, students can be punished if they ‘offend’ anyone ‘on university-owned or operated property.’
• “At the University of Mississippi, ‘offensive language is not to be used’ over the telephone.”
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