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The Fruits of Wrath
townhall.com ^ | 6/30/06 | Mike S. Adams

Posted on 07/08/2006 1:40:27 AM PDT by beyond the sea

Editor's note: This column includes quotes that may be offensive to some readers.

When I began the process of looking for a plaintiff to sue the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), I had hoped to see the day that a federal court would throw out the university’s unconstitutional speech code. The code went so far as to prohibit any speech that would "malign" another individual -- whatever that means.

Now, three months after a suit has been filed against Georgia Tech, the school has enacted a new speech code. This one prohibits any speech that is threatening, harassing, intimidating, or "otherwise injurious." The new code is entirely too broad. That is why the suit will proceed as planned.

Under their first illegal speech code, Georgia Tech created a remarkably poisonous atmosphere for free expression by punishing two students -- Ruth Malhotra and Orit Sklar, the co-plaintiffs in the case -- for engaging in constitutionally protected political protest. But now Georgia Tech officials are making matters worse by standing aside as their students create entire organizations designed to malign individual students; namely, the two aforementioned co-plaintiffs.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: codes; education; speech

1 posted on 07/08/2006 1:40:29 AM PDT by beyond the sea
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To: beyond the sea

You just got to love Mike Adams. Clear thinking, clear writing and he follows through on his promises.


2 posted on 07/08/2006 3:29:23 AM PDT by Hazcat
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He's great.


3 posted on 07/08/2006 4:09:02 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Sean Vanity --- Exciting, Exclusive New Developments in the Duke Rape Case -- BARF)
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To: beyond the sea

Actually the way to go about protesting this law is to find someone on campus making statements that offend Americans, such as flag burning, or offensive to Christians, which shouldn't be hard to do. Then file a complaint saying you are offended, threatened, harassed, or whatever is a violation of this speech code. Should be interesting then.


4 posted on 07/08/2006 5:55:27 AM PDT by sportutegrl (People who say, "All I know is . . ." really mean, "All I want you to focus on is . . .")
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Good point.


5 posted on 07/08/2006 6:32:53 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Sean Vanity --- Exciting, Exclusive New Developments in the Duke Rape Case -- BARF)
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To: beyond the sea
Apparently Georgia Tech needs to intensify and accelerate the pace of its curriculum. All these people have too much time on their hands.

Hey, Tech. Increase the academic load. These students should have time for nothing but paying attention in class and cramming after class.

6 posted on 07/08/2006 7:29:02 AM PDT by Savage Beast (9/11 was never repeated--thanks to President George Bush.)
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To: beyond the sea
Mark this for later.

Georgia Institute of Technology? What was wrong with Georgia Tech? I guess it rhymes with heck or maybe even red'neck.

7 posted on 07/08/2006 7:37:11 AM PDT by oyez (Appeasement is insanity)
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To: oyez

lol


8 posted on 07/08/2006 7:48:00 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Sean Vanity --- Exciting, Exclusive New Developments in the Duke Rape Case -- BARF)
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