College: Free speech requires a permit

Modesto Junior College (California) stopped students from handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution on Constitution Day, Sept. 13, because they hadn’t obtained a permit five days in advance and weren’t in the “free speech zone.”

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  1. One would think that the whole university would be a free-speech zone, but that’s apparently not the case. The “free-speech zone” is a small pad of concrete in front of the student center.

    Universities seem to become a parody of themselves. When the paradigm shifts and they become irrelevant (which always eventually happens to institutions who drift into a mission that is the opposite of why they were started in the first place), I will not lament their passing. They’ve done it to themselves.

  2. Richard Aubrey says:

    You really have to wonder if the dimbulbs running this show wonder how they look to normal people.
    Maybe they think this sort of thing is so counter-intuitive that only highly-evolved geniuses could think it, not like the rednecks hovering just off campus.