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College Student Told He Can’t Pass Out Copies of Constitution

College Student Told He Can’t Pass Out Copies of Constitution

Outside the free speech zone.

This seems to happen once or twice a year at various schools. This time it was Pierce College.

Truth Revolt has the story:

LA College Tells Student He Can’t Pass Out Copies of Constitution

dent at Pierce College in Los Angeles got in trouble for passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution outside of the small “free speech zone” designated on campus.

“When I attempted to hand out copies of the Constitution that day, my only intention was to get students thinking about our founding principles and to inspire discussion of liberty and free speech,” Kevin Shaw, 27, said. “I had no idea I would be called upon to defend those very ideals against Pierce’s unconstitutional campus policies.”

Like many colleges across the nation, Pierce has designated a small strip of concrete as a “free speech zone” and insists all political communications among students happen in roughly 600 square feet. Apparently that includes handing out the law of our land.

Fox News explains:

It was just before the general election in November 2016 when Shaw had attempted to distribute Spanish-language copies of the Constitution during a recruiting drive for his student group, a campus chapter of Young Americans for Liberty on the main quad. A Pierce administrator told him he could not distribute literature outside the designated zone. Shaw says he was also told that he would have to fill out a permit application to use the free speech zone and would be asked to leave campus if he refused to comply.

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When Berkeley had its kerfuffle over Milo speaking there that ended in the ugly success of a violent push to gain a hecklers veto, Trump tweeted out something that, despite being dumb and wrong, actually had a kernel of brilliance to it. He asked if Berkeley’s federal funding should be cut off over their handling of the incident. It was dumb and wrong because Berkeley actually handled it about as well as you could hope for, they provided extra security at significant cost, and refused to pass on that cost to the event hosts.

But it had a kernel of brilliance, why not treat the Free Speech clause of the First Amendment the way we treat the rights imputed from the privileges or immunities clause of the Fourteenth, and condition federal funding on satisfactory protection of free speech rights for all students on campus?

A Pierce administrator told him he could not distribute literature outside the designated zone. Shaw says he was also told that he would have to fill out a permit application to use the free speech zone and would be asked to leave campus if he refused to comply.

“Colleges” in Kalifornistan treating the First Amendment like the state treats the Second.

This is my shocked face.

Having a “free speech zone”, regardless of its size, implies that the college administration believes that it can declare the balance of the college property to be excluded from the United States, where free speech is Constitutionally protected.
Certainly, the portion of the college not included within the USA should not receive any form of federal funds, including funds derived from government-supported student loans.

Watch how fast they rejoin the USA!

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