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Student Group Plans Protest Of Justice Scalia's Visit To Wesleyan On Thursday
HartfordCourant ^ | March 7, 2012 | MICHAEL WALSH

Posted on 03/08/2012 8:37:36 AM PST by Daffynition

MIDDLETOWN — A group of Wesleyan students is planning to protest the appearance of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Thursday.

The protest, organized by a group calling itself the Scalia Welcoming Committee, will precede Scalia's sold-out lecture — titled "The Originalist Approach to the First Amendment" — scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel. His appearance has also attracted the attention of politicial activists affiliated with the Occupy movement, who plan to participate in the protest at Wesleyan.

On Monday a half-dozen letters to the editor from the group critical of Scalia were published in the school's campus newspaper, The Argus, asking students to join them in their protest.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
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Let me get this straight.

Scalia is an invited speaker to campus.

The topic of his speech is to be 1A.

These organizers will rally to limit his right to speak.

OK. I understand.

1 posted on 03/08/2012 8:37:40 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Scalia is one man I would love to hear lecture.


2 posted on 03/08/2012 8:38:57 AM PST by Harlan1196
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To: Daffynition

Plus free advertising and inflated attendance reported at the protest!


3 posted on 03/08/2012 8:41:59 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Daffynition

This is really going to get the “teachers” upset. It will mess up their class material something fierce.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 8:43:07 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Daffynition

You don’t understand. Rights to free speech are reserved for liberals only. Scalia and his approach to the 1st amendment and constitution offend the sensibilities of these liberal college kids. So they would rather he be banned from the college, rather than listen to what he has to say.


5 posted on 03/08/2012 8:43:11 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Daffynition

This appears to be one college that does not offer any academic majors worthy of a real degree.

What a bunch of losers.


6 posted on 03/08/2012 8:46:30 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Daffynition

The left hates anyone’s free speech except their own. I think people are catching on.


7 posted on 03/08/2012 8:54:29 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Daffynition

Isn’t that SPECIAL...


8 posted on 03/08/2012 9:01:19 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Da Coyote

Wesleyan is not known as “PCU” for nothing.

(It went to hell in 1969, when they started admitting women.)


9 posted on 03/08/2012 9:04:40 AM PST by telstar12.5 (...always bring bigger guns to a gun fight...)
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To: Dilbert San Diego; Daffynition
The Right Free Speech and other rights are limited due the unwritten political correctness clause. Besides, The Constitution was written before Karl Marx.

Liberals know know The Constitution isn't going anywhere in the short run, so they have found ways to navigate around it.

So they would rather he be banned from the college, rather than listen to what he has to say.

But they don't know how to navigate away from the lecture hall.

10 posted on 03/08/2012 9:05:15 AM PST by oyez
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To: Da Coyote

When mommy & daddy are obscenely rich...you’re right. Who cares. You’re set for life.

Alan Alda and Bill Cosby’s kids went there. When I lived one town over, several years ago, I knew this kind of stuff.

It’s always been a haven for LIEberals.


11 posted on 03/08/2012 9:10:54 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Exactly what I thought. The way the HC article reads it’s written like a PSA.

It’s how we do things here. Promote a leftist agenda.


12 posted on 03/08/2012 9:12:55 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: Harlan1196

Tickets are sold out, I understand.

I fear, even if I was in the auditorium, Scalia will be interrupted constantly. It would be most disconcerting.


13 posted on 03/08/2012 9:14:37 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: Da Coyote
Here's their academic offerings: http://www.wesleyan.edu/acaf/dept.html

The paucity of programs that can actually be of use to the economy does say a lot.

Chemistry and "bio sciences". Sort of reminds me of the sitcom line: "My brother's a chemist. Sort of." (implied meth lab...)

14 posted on 03/08/2012 9:15:03 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: EagleUSA

More fun...sign up to *Wes speak* and post on their Argus form. Heh.

http://wesleyanargus.com/?s=scalia


15 posted on 03/08/2012 9:17:36 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

*Peers for Queers* ...that’s the student group I want to be in! ... the Emergence Infoshoppe Collective...I know we’d fit right in.

OWS chapter: https://wesep.wesleyan.edu/cgi-perl/students/wsanew/wsa_groups.cgi


16 posted on 03/08/2012 9:22:36 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: telstar12.5

Tuition just went up... 3.8%...$43,404. Housing: $12,032. Heh.


17 posted on 03/08/2012 9:26:22 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: Da Coyote
This appears to be one college that does not offer any academic majors worthy of a real degree.

Didn't Hillary graduate from this "college?"

Mark

18 posted on 03/08/2012 9:41:18 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Daffynition
"... A Facebook event page for the protest reminds that it is a peaceful protest, but encourages participants to bring signs and noisemakers to the protest, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in front of the Memorial Chapel."

For instance, noisy accordion-equipped marching bands and choreographed female teenaged militants dancing about with red banners.

Signs with slogans such as:

"Criticize The Old Constitutionalist-Originalists And Construct A New World With Revolutionary Thought As A Weapon!"

"We Demonstrate Irrefutable Evidence That The Rotten Heads Of The Wesleyan Counterrevolutionary Constitutionalist Line Plotted To Instigate A Suppression Of Expression Of The Revolutionary Committee! To Those Who Hold Tickets, Give Them Hell!"

"Down With The Anti-Occupy Revisionist Constitutionalists-Originalists! Resolutely Hail The Waging Of Bitter Struggle By The Cadre Against The Old Rotten Constitution! Return All Political Power To The Whims Of The People's Revolutionary Committee!"

19 posted on 03/08/2012 9:42:23 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: MarkL

Didn’t Hillary graduate from this “college?”

No, she graduated from Wellesley. Same mindset though and I am sure Scalia would not be welcome there either.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 9:55:47 AM PST by chuckee
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To: The KG9 Kid

The kids that are agitating for revolution never seem to learn that once the revolution is over they are a liability & will be amongst the first to find themselves standing at the edge of a mass grave wondering what the hell is going on just before a pistol shot to the back of the head.

Sad really when you think of all that tuition money going to waste.


21 posted on 03/08/2012 11:13:16 AM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Calvin Locke

“The paucity of programs that can actually be of use to the economy does say a lot.”

Their school of engineering classes are conducted in a telephone booth


22 posted on 03/08/2012 12:05:23 PM PST by chuckee
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To: chuckee
Didn’t Hillary graduate from this “college?”>No, she graduated from Wellesley. Same mindset though and I am sure Scalia would not be welcome there either.

Wesleyan / Wellesley, at least I got the 'W' right! lol

Mark

23 posted on 03/08/2012 12:19:00 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Nebr FAL owner; Harlan1196; treetopsandroofs; EagleUSA; Dilbert San Diego; Da Coyote; KansasGirl; ..
After-report:

March 9, 2012

MIDDLETOWN

— Protesters were waiting for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's much-anticipated speech at Wesleyan University on Thursday night, outside and inside Memorial Chapel.

Before Scalia arrived at the chapel, about 40 people gathered for a protest of his speech, which was titled "The Originalist Approach to the First Amendment."

Carrying signs and a wearing a few costumes and masks, the protesters — calling themselves the Scalia Welcoming Commitee — chanted, next to a growing line of speech-goers, things like "End the war, tax the rich." At times, the speech-goers chanted along.

[snip] [is there a reason why these protestors are afraid to show their faces?]


24 posted on 03/09/2012 5:00:54 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: Daffynition

” [is there a reason why these protestors are afraid to show their faces?]”

1) They don’t want to be confused with Conservatives saying the same thing about their Democrat gods who are above reproach

or

2) They emulate those who want to kill Israelis, who do the same thing.


25 posted on 03/09/2012 7:38:25 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Daffynition

“Tickets are sold out, I understand.”

You’ll never read that anywhere.

Big Media will report that “more than a hundred” attended, with photos of all the left wing freaks before their placards and posters were required to be left outside when they went inside.


26 posted on 03/09/2012 7:42:51 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs
I believe I read that there were 40 demonstrators....I'll bet the ones inside the auditorium were obnoxious.

So much for free speech. But I'm confident Scalia is a *big boy* and held his own.

According to AP via the Wat Repub

**The court's early justices would be "astonished that the notion of the Constitution changes to mean whatever each successive generation would like it to mean," he said.

"In fact, it would be not much use to have a First Amendment, for example, if the freedom of speech included only what some future generation wanted it to include. That would guarantee nothing all."**

[snip]

**"If you think proponents of a living Constitution are trying to bring you flexibility and power to change, you should think again," he said at Wesleyan's annual lecture named in honor of Hugo Black, a long-serving Supreme Court justice appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt.**

[snip]

**Scalia said the standards for judging justices has taken a new turn in the past quarter century, producing a "horrible confirmation process."

"Is this person a good lawyer, a modicum of judicial demeanor, an honest person: That's all fine and good but that's not the most important thing," he said. "The most important thing is, "Is this person going to write the new Constitution that I like?"**

27 posted on 03/09/2012 9:08:09 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

As Rush said yesterday, these Progressives will never *get it.*


28 posted on 03/09/2012 9:10:28 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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