26 October 2008

Texas College Bans Students From Discussing Firearms

Okay, the jokes are only borderline funny. A little on the tacky and tasteless side. But still, they were a way to humorously draw attention to a group on campus. Who could find problems with a harmless Top 10 list?

Well apparently a college administration with no sense of humor, and rather full of itself in believing it can censor student speech. Specifically, administrators at Lone Star College-Tomball, located near Houston, have forbidden members of Young Conservatives of Texas to ever talk about firearms on campus again. Never ever! If they do, administrators say, they will no longer recognize the YCT group as an official campus student organization.

Read it here.

Clearly this is a censorship of speech by the college. They may want to think twice, but then again, it may be too late. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has stepped into the fray. And they don't lose their cases.

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