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Emory Committee Finds that pro-Trump Messages are Protected Speech - Decaturish.com

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posted on May, 10 2016 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Better than the other way, eh?

...and I'd rather it be done with multiple voices than one univ. President saying it. It just looks better, even if maybe it isn't.




posted on May, 10 2016 @ 04:58 PM
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the folks who don't like the trump stuff should just change the name trump to drumpf just to get people thinking
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posted on May, 10 2016 @ 05:03 PM
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a reply to: syrinx high priest
To get people thinking?.....about what because that hardly seems very conductive of thinking.



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 05:13 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: Gryphon66

I think over time, more and more Universities will come to this realization. If only because of the backlash from alumni that may occur.

University isn't supposed to be an echo chamber where only one voice is heard over and over again.

It's good to see this, and as I said above, I think this is going to be a trend.


I agree, and I'm very happy to do so (in an Emory Alum household).

Emory is among the most liberal American campuses (and that's both bad and good) and for this particular "Committee For Open Expression" (which even to me sounds Orwellian and Marxist, LOL) to make such a clear, logical statement is to me a milestone in this particular little phase of American history.






posted on May, 10 2016 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Both sides were free to state their opinion. It is a college campus, so students were free to air a grievance.



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 05:20 PM
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originally posted by: GodEmperor
Give it a few days, soon hordes of liberals shall descend upon Emory University. They will burn that school to the ground for their gross support of 'racist white hate speech'.



I doubt it.



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 05:31 PM
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What a logical, well stated "finding".

So, long story short: you got some borderline personalities to whip up a few impressionable people into a frenzy to shout down a political message, and the school said, "Um, no."



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 05:35 PM
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originally posted by: GodEmperor
Give it a few days, soon hordes of liberals shall descend upon Emory University. They will burn that school to the ground for their gross support of 'racist white hate speech'.

It's a very sad day, to think it requires a committee of experts to come to this conclusion.



THe first hint that this won't happen: you've layered your hyperbole on thicker than a 15 year old's cologne on his first date.

Its not that it took a committee of "experts" (i.e., students and faculty utilizing a self governing apparatus), its that the university has a process where they use an air of officialdom mixed with a healthy dose of Mob Appeal fallacy to put an end to the madness. Its what all self governing bodies do.



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 05:47 PM
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originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: Gryphon66

Both sides were free to state their opinion. It is a college campus, so students were free to air a grievance.


.. and airing a grievance doesn't mean shutting down free speech.

That's the finding of the Committee posted in the OP.



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

I really should use the /sarc tag more...

but it's too amusing seeing people so serious.

I guess that's just my nature, I like pushing people to the limit, it helps me understand their true nature.

Hundreds of years of precedent has already made it clear what free speech is, the 'finding' of the committee is a little humorous.



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Essentially, yes. That's exactly what happened.



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Oh, you're an alum?

Cool beans. This was close to home, wasn't it?



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 06:14 PM
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The sad thing is that this had to get in front of a committee. My understanding is that all someone did was write his name and maybe "Make America Great Again" in chalk. Sure, I can totally understand not liking the candidate, but I'm not sure where we reached the point of calling mere names hate speech no matter how unsavory the person. How do we study history if we've gone that far around the bend?

Oh, no! I can't study that! Don't you know that Robert E. Lee fought for an oppressive and hateful cause that enslaved my ancestors?

Oh, no! I can't study that! Don't you know I had ancestors who died in Auschwitz?

Oh, no! I can't study that! My grandmother was Armenian and barely escaped with her life ...

Oh, no! I can't study that! I had some members of my family tree at Wounded Knee!

It goes on. Pretty soon, everyone ends up ignorant and ready repeat the acts that caused those horrible events in the first place.
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posted on May, 10 2016 @ 06:30 PM
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Wrong transulation. He didn't say we are IN PAIN it was really we are A PAIN!!

Simple really




posted on May, 10 2016 @ 06:38 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t

This new found narrative that liberals are violent is getting tedious...


Cue the Benny Hill Theme:








I could keep going on and on for pages probably. This is not a narrative, it's what's happening right in front of our eyes. The liberals are going fascist. The fact we're even here now discussing the fact it's unusual that a university is actually standing up for free speech is proof of that.




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posted on May, 10 2016 @ 08:18 PM
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I'm a liberal and I applaud this universitts decision. Trump supporters have as much of a right to voice their opinion as anyone else. Wow that was easy.



posted on May, 10 2016 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: TheBulk

A few videos out of tens of millions is not an accurate portrayal.



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 01:30 AM
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a reply to: Joecanada11

I know, right?



posted on May, 11 2016 @ 04:00 AM
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Well... Duh?

The only issue I can imagine is that the chalk messages might constitute graffiti, depending on where they're placed. I know that at my High School we weren't allowed to write stuff on infrastructure anywhere, regardless of what it said.
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posted on May, 11 2016 @ 04:06 AM
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The liberals are going fascist.


Wait, I thought liberals were dirty commies? Or was that progressives? Or are liberals fascists and communists, and also socialists I suppose since that's another buzz word.

Of course there's going to be crazy liberals who take things too far and want to censor everything. Just like there's crazy gun owners who take things too far and want to shoot anything*, or crazy religious fundamentalists who want to blow stuff up in the name of their god. I'd be more shocked and suspicious if it wasn't the case.

*typo, intended to write "everything" but decided to leave it as-is because I find the implication that a gun owner ever wanting to shoot something makes them crazy humorous. Or rather, what other people might think of that implication and how they could possibly react to it.
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