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University Accused of Enforcing Free Speech Rules for Conservatives but not Socialists

University Accused of Enforcing Free Speech Rules for Conservatives but not Socialists

“The private university has a single “free speech zone,” and students must fill out paperwork and get approval before using it.”

This happened at Transylvania University in Kentucky, which is key. Kentucky has been making great strides protecting free speech on campus over the last year.

The College Fix reports:

University gets legal warning for enforcing speech rules against conservatives but not socialists

The campus speech policies at Transylvania University are getting unwanted national attention at a time of transition for Kentucky’s oldest university.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education warned the administration earlier this month that its policies promote “viewpoint-based decision-making” and enact prior restraints on student speech, in violation of its other promises to students.

The private university has a single “free speech zone,” and students must fill out paperwork and get approval before using it.

The precipitating event for FIRE’s involvement was the administration’s shutdown of a Young Americans for Freedom free-speech tabling event, a day after it allowed the Young Democratic Socialists of America to table for their own causes.

Alex Drury, chairman of Transylvania’s YAF chapter, told The College Fix that theirs is the “only Conservative/Libertarian group on campus.”

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healthguyfsu | May 29, 2019 at 2:08 pm

I don’t know what’s scarier…the vampire wannabes or the 95 percent acceptance rate.

What an oxymoron: rules for free speech.

Trump admin could use tax, federal grant, and student loan rules to go after liberalized private universities. These same have been used against private christian colleges for decades. As the saying goes, with government money comes government control.

Is it a good thing or a bad thing to have the opportunity to go to Transylvania College and pay their tuition and fees? This could be a trap for the left.

If not, this partisan nonsense has to be cleaned up or the place should lose its tax breaks.

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