College allows student handing out the U.S. Constitution after 2-year legal battle


 

Day after day we need to battle the absurd Marxism that is destroying our schools and colleges. It is hard to believe that it took a long drawn out legal battle just to retain this basic right given to us by our founders. What is worse, it is luck. It could have turned out a whole lot differently had they not settled. Luck of the draw apparently.

After a two-year battle, the Los Angeles Community College District has agreed to abolish a policy that limited student expression to “free speech zones,” available only through application.

Pierce College student Kevin Shaw was handing out Spanish-language copies of the U.S. Constitution in November 2016 when an administrator told him that he would have to confine his activity to the school’s “free speech zone.”

 

The school told Shaw that he would have to apply for access to the 616-square foot zone and that his failure to comply would result in his removal from campus.

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On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Community College District agreed to settle the lawsuit, as well as to revoke the unconstitutional policy that recognized all campuses within the district as “non-public forums,” effectively removing free speech restrictions placed on 150,000 students, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

“I wish it hadn’t taken two years for my school to conclude I had a right to free expression,” Shaw told Campus Reform.

“All the same, I’m thankful to know future students won’t have to worry about being harassed for expressing political opinions.”

Zero Hedge

20 Responses to “College allows student handing out the U.S. Constitution after 2-year legal battle”

  1. dolphinwrite Says:

    I cannot say enough how important for citizens to know the Declaration of Independence and have the literacy to understand the Constitution. They also need a full understanding of the Revolutionary War and all that led to our freedoms.

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  2. invertedlogicblog Says:

    Los Angeles Community College is a public junior college. Therefore, they really have no room to be taking liberties with the 1st Amendment. Really no institution in the public sphere should.

    Free speech zones, limitations on distribution of literature, etc ought to be abolished. No student at a public college should face sanctions, restrictions , nor any penalties for distribution copies of the U.S Constitution that they have rightfully obtained.

    https://invertedlogicblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/27/political-opinions65the-paradox-of-che-guevara-merchandising/

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  3. dolphinwrite Says:

    From what I read, heard, and understand, a big reason the former Soviet Union fell was a trickle of freedom that exploded over time. From what I’ve read, formerly, their ideas were strictly controlled, in the media and otherwise. In that society, with the growing dissidents and those determined to bring freedom to themselves and theirs, people started experiencing what they never had before and suddenly wanted. **In this country, which is at some level of a “fear society,” we are living in worry over the interpretation of our words by groups watching. Thankfully, people are seeing this, many staying connected with our foundations, and are working together with others to hold onto the Constitutional Values we hold so dear.

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  4. JCscuba Says:

    Thanks, I missed this one. College unless one goes into majors leading to advanced degrees are WFTAM

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  5. Steve Dennis Says:

    I’m glad this turned out the right way but you are right, this could have easily gone the other way based on what we have seen recently. And the fact it took two years is scary as well!

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  6. the unit Says:

    I read somewhere that probably we will be luck if Spanish becomes the national language instead of Arabic.
    I vote for sign language… 🙂
    https://imgur.com/a/SO9DNqL

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  7. petermc3 Says:

    The left will never worry about losing their Free Speech rights. While they’ve called for a ban on Dean Martin’s 1953 version of “Baby Its Cold Outside” due to its “sexist and misognistic overtones” they applaud the male singing it to another male on the TV show Glee. Yes the left can have it both ways in Amerika. The good news is the record has hit #10 on one of Billboards charts. Of course the country’s sending a signal to the worm in their pants RINO’s and republican politicians in general is disregarded and goes unrecognized while the country is hungers for statesmanship and leadership and disagrees with their never ending bending over and playing to the left and their dezizens on the democrat plantation?
    Honestly, free speech for we the masses will become just another 10 letter outdated platitude should Trump sign the latest stop gap spending bill as he did with the December 7th spending bill. Come January 20th, 2021 Trump may well become spokesman for Preparation H along with K-Y and other friction modifiers medicated or otherwise…..its looking that way more and more.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Glad to hear that on the top chart. Funny, I heard it on the radio the other day and on any other day would have gone unnoticed in my mind.
      Yep the trojan horse is at our border. Will Trump stop it? Doesn’t look so. Here they come.

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      • petermc3 Says:

        I understand we wll have a wall right after federal income tax is repealed. See, there is light at the end of the tunnels from Tijuana to San Diego.

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  8. Mustang Says:

    I find it quite amazing how we Americans manage to make mountains out of mole-hills. What on earth would prompt a college administration to “outlaw” handing out pamphlets that do nothing more than providing information about this country’s foundational law? I’m guessing that these same administrators would not object to someone passing out copies of Mein Kampf or Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Ökonomie. I suppose it is possible, maybe even likely, that the USA is among the dumbest countries on the planet. Why? Because we’re killing our children’s future.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      No doubt the worrisome thing was the constitution copies were going to be in Spanish. We can’t have any of our new residences reading such a document. Of course, it is long past when bibles could be distributed on campus. The Gideons, known for distributing bibles, have had them removed from hotels. Long past when they are on campuses distributing..

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  9. Hootin Anni Says:

    These days we are allowing the media to influence our ideaology, and instead, use our own personal principles to help guide our personal philosophy, not someone else’s. When the constitutional rights like free speech become an issue, it’s very scary to know we have to go to court to fight for that right. It’s happening a lot.

    Also, in your ‘drag’ post. I say I am only reading ONE side of the story…what you posted. And, I’m not going to watch…issues that are personal (health). So, I can’t say it’s abuse or not. I can’t judge. Sorry.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      i agree, we are now fighting for our basic rights and if we don’t keep at it we will be lost. Regarding the ‘drag’ post, no need to be sorry! I am happy to hear different points of view and allows us to think about the issue in different ways. That is what a good debate should be about.
      The transgendered issue is a difficult issue to understand.

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  10. Linda Says:

    I always carry my pocket Constitution with me, there is always a professor who wants to argue the basis that it is a living and breathing thing and can be changed at a whim.

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