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Old 05-14-17, 01:05 PM   #751
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In a statement Joseph Castro, president of California State University, Fresno, said the school's policy on free speech is clear.

"Free speech on campus is not limited to a 'free speech zone' or any other narrowly defined area," he said. "Those disagreeing with the students' message have a right to their own speech, but they do not have the right to erase or stifle someone else's speech under the guise of their own right to free speech."
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My thought: free expression discourse (or activism) on college campuses is good to help kickstart young adults' thought processes. Similar to how you're probably never going to use Algebra in real life, but it encourages critical thinking.

I don't have a problem with it's existence. But I take as much from that video's discourse, as I take from watching a dog chase its tail. I can't think of a single similar 'college activism' video that left me enlightened. I don't learn anything from someone who chalks out pro-life messages on a sidewalk.
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I don't have a problem with it's existence. But I take as much from that video's discourse, as I take from watching a dog chase its tail. I can't think of a single similar 'college activism' video that left me enlightened. I don't learn anything from someone who chalks out pro-life messages on a sidewalk.
It appears the students will be "enlightening" the professor.

They are suing over the literal erasure of free speech.

"The crux of this case is a very simple message. Public university professors should be encouraging free speech," said the lead attorney "not erasing it from existence. You will be held accountable."
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Anything to pass the time, I suppose. Shame those kids aren't off learning a skill. The world needs more people who know what they're doing. Less rhetorical college activism and more doctors, mechanics, tradesmen, etc.
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