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Amherst College Student Govt. Threatens to Derecognize College Republicans Over Jokes

Amherst College Student Govt. Threatens to Derecognize College Republicans Over Jokes

“The jokes were fairly mild, given the subject matter.”

The College Republicans were making fun of the Orwellian “Common Language Guide’ released by the school and that’s a big problem.

The College Fix reports:

Amherst student government threatens to derecognize College Republicans for mild private jokes

Not everyone was thrilled when Amherst College released a “Common Language Guide” last month that defined terms such as “isms,” claimed capitalism “leads to exploitative labor practices,” and even derided use of the term “equality.”

The College Republicans chapter joked about it in private GroupMe messages. The jokes were fairly mild, given the subject matter.

You can guess what happened next.

Their messages were leaked to the campus newspaper The Student, which published them. The student government’s Judiciary Council met privately last week and told the student body Tuesday that it’s forcing the CRs’ executive board members and members-elect to step down, The Student reports.

The Judiciary Council also claims to have the authority to ban the current and elected members from serving on executive boards for any other registered student organization “for the remainder of their college careers.”

And finally, it’s forcing them to publish a formal statement in The Student “affirming that they condemn hate speech specifically with regards to the widely circulated incident from their GroupMe before the end of the academic year.”

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Free Speech….as long it is free speech the left agrees with.

This incident seems like the perfect opportunity to use Trump’s edict about free speech, and halt all Federal support to Amherst until they clean up their act.

Now who are the fascists?

The President of Amherst College had the “dictionary” taken down immediately. But she’s not stepping in to support the free speech of the CR’s or protect them from this harassment.

It appears she just thought it was inopportune for the agenda to go explicitly public so soon.

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