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Student Group Members Arrested for Handing Out Constitution

Student Group Members Arrested for Handing Out Constitution

. . . . now they’re suing the school

Maybe these students would have been treated better if they were burning copies of the Constitution.

Watchdog reports:

Student group sues after members arrested for handing out copies of Constitution

Student members of the Young Americans for Liberty chapter at Kellogg Community College are suing their school after they were arrested for passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution.

The group says that on Sept. 20, 2016, KCC students Michelle Gregoire, Brandon Withers and three others were in an open area in front of KCC’s Binda Performing Arts Center handing out pocket Constitutions and talking with students about YAL. The students allege in their federal lawsuit that campus administrators and security approached them and told them they were violating the school’s Solicitation Policy because they were passing out the Constitutions without prior approval. They were also informed they could not engage in such activity at that particular location.

The students allege that an administrator told them that “engaging [students] in conversation on their way to educational places” violated the Solicitation Policy because it was an “obstruction to their education” to ask them questions such as “Do you like freedom and liberty?”

This administrator also, according to the lawsuit, told the YAL members that students from “rural farm areas … might not feel like they have the choice to ignore the question.”

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Did they spend a night in jail? Were they fined?

“… obstruction to their education”.

So, this rule is a none-too-effective way to prevent students from being annoyed by persistent rectal itches—like, say, Jehovah’s Witnesses?

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