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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
originally posted by: Phage
In shouting down those who they don't agree with, they are indeed expressing themselves freely, as misdirected it may be. How are the schools to deal with this?
So you agree that the First Amendment does not really address the situation.
I'm pretty well aware of how the law and the Court looks at it and I agree that public colleges and universities should be bound by the 1st Amendment, since Congress pays their bills. Private schools are a different matter though, and to threaten federal research funding (medical, science, etc.) for something completely unrelated to that research would be problematic.
But, while highly publicized, there are few cases of schools themselves (public or private) suppressing speech.
Trump, once again, is feeding his base over something that is not what he makes it to be.
originally posted by: LSU2018
originally posted by: MyToxicTash
a reply to: XAnarchistX
Good point does a Christian school have to let gay folk give talks?.
Christian schools are private, this is for schools getting federal funding. But if it's a public Christian school then yes, they have to let queers and lesbians give talks if they want to continue getting funding.
originally posted by: Fallingdown
It took me a day and I was jarred by the Tucker Carlson show before I thought it through . But how the hell are the liberal indoctrination camps aka colleges and universities going to fight this ?
Yes, yes I do.
It is a constitution which takes precedent over legislation. The US Constitution is one of those
Is a college the Congress? Is a college making laws?