In yet another test of the U.S. Constitution’s protected freedom of speech, the Constitution Club at Southern Illinois University (SIU) inflated a giant beach ball and asked students to come by, grab a sharpie, and write whatever they felt like writing on the ball.
The students’ free speech rights exercise was quickly interrupted by campus police who informed the club members they had received complaints about the ball and the group would need to stop their activities.
According to Campus Reform, the reason SIU chose to attempt to stop the demonstration was that campus police said the students did not go through the proper channels to be able to hold the demonstration:
Executive Director of University Marketing and Communications Doug McIlhagga telling Campus Reform that the activists were in violation of the university’s policy “governing freedom of expression and demonstration activities.”
“The demonstrators didn’t follow the proper University procedure for a public forum by going through the Vice Chancellor of Administration’s Office for approval,” he elaborated. “We normally get the ‘Request For Use Of The Designated Public Forum’ form. However in this particular instance, we did not.”
Ultimately, the group was allowed to continue with their free speech demonstration but not before having to make contact with campus police to explain their actions. The SIU police did not appear to want to interrupt what the group was doing but were under marching orders from their superiors.
“This is not considered like a public place,” one campus police officer told the students. “Right now, we’re going to have to put the ball away … it’s freaking a lot of people out … people are reporting that they’re scared of the beach ball, and what’s going on here.”
At issue is whether or not a university campus, a public facility, is, in fact, private property or public property. If it is public property, then the group should not be compelled to go through any channels of approval. Instead, the group is subjected to what some consider an arbitrary process, which attempts to secure the outside approval of a third party (in this case, the Director of University Marketing and Communications) to get the blessing for what the Constitution already allows.
It is not the first time a group on campus has been accosted by police for attempting to assert their free speech rights. As TFTP reported last January, several college students were arrested for passing out pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution and signing students up for membership in their conservative student organization. The incident occurred at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan, and involved members of Young Americans for Liberty who were arrested on Sept. 20, 2015, and charged with trespassing.
Brandon Withers and Michelle Gregoire were arrested and spent nearly 7 hours in jail for their unapproved distribution of the U.S. Constitution and for allegedly attempting to recruit others to their club. The “offenses” resulted in demands the students remove themselves from campus property. The students refused to leave and were arrested by campus police and charged with trespassing.
According to The Washington Times, Scottsdale, Arizona-based “Alliance Defending Freedom,” a nonprofit legal organization that “advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith,” filed a lawsuit on their behalf Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. Senior ADF counsel Casey Mattox issued a statement wherein ADF claims their clients’ constitutional rights supersede any unlawful school rules denying them such freedoms.
Kellogg Community College had established several rules regarding the exercise of free speech and has established a free speech zone. Additionally, the distribution of materials, according to the college, must be approved first by the department known as Student Life. In other words, the exercise of students’ first amendment rights according to the U.S. Constitution is regulated by the public school’s Student Life department. And the school defines free speech as “solicitation,” another activity which must be pre-approved.
OCD: Conservatives Suffer From Ocasio-Cortez Disorder
What was the #1 mistake the media made in the 2016 election?
In the past, the mainstream media ignored anti-establishment candidates it disliked. Slowly, but surely, their poll numbers would fall. Yet they couldn’t help themselves when Donald Trump came on the scene in 2015… and they covered him all the way to victory.
Now, Conservatives begin to make the same mistake: memeing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez like the world is going to end in 12 years. It would be fine if AOC memes weren’t so juvenile, shit-tier, & flat out not funny.
They fall into a category called “Boomer memes.” It’s a term that pokes fun at the “2nd Greatest Generation” for not being particularly tech savvy, but it’s used here to describe low quality content: Think fuzzy/irrelevant pictures, generic fonts, usually too much text, and toilet humor. They might as well call her a “poo-poo” head, because they aren’t changing minds.
You cannot scroll down your Facebook timeline without seeing her face on one of these perversions posing as “memes.”
Like an ex-girlfriend, she wants your attention. She wants you to call her back. She wants you to hate on her. It fuels her. You’re essentially working public relations for the DSA Party when you continue to post about her.
You may think you’re doing some kind of public service calling out her stupidity. In reality, you’re pushing the disenfranchised right into her arms. Like an ex-girlfirend, the best thing you can do is be indifferent to her existence. The opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s indifference… and drives women crazy. Hanging on her every word and blunder is what the media did to Trump, and it skyrocketed his campaign at every turn. Think “Grab her by the p*ssy.”
Stop memeing Cortez unless you’re going to do it intelligently.
And if you think she can’t be president, you weren’t paying attention during 2016.
P.S. Notice I didn’t use her image once. I did this even though I knew posting it would have given me 100s, if not 1000s of likes. Don’t be a slave to AOC. She IS your boss if you meme her. You don’t work for her. And neither do we.
Desmond’s Amazing Parent’s Ask Facebook Followers To Ban Conservative Pages, Including This One
As of the past hour, Desmond’s Amazing Parent’s, who apparently own and operate his Facebook page full of photos of the who some call a ‘drag’ or ‘transgender’ kid, are asking their Facebook page to ban and report pages that are sharing their posts in a disagreeing way. This includes this companies Facebook page and another page called VFC – Vigilantes For Children, a group self-pronounced to protecting kids.
Photos Below of Desmond’s Amazing Asking Facebook Followers to Report Two Pages:
13 Reasons Why America Is Already Dead
- Texas will be blue by 2020
- Gun Confiscation begins in states
- Socialism is more popular than Capitalism to Democrats
- Being a man is a mental illness
- Being a woman when you’re born a man isn’t mental illness; it’s brave
- Pedophilia (endorsed by Good Morning America) spreads
- California is unlivable; no really, it’s unlivable
- Freedom of speech is dead
- If you use freedom of speech, you will be punished
- It’s ok to be racist against white people
- Illegal immigration is killing black & hispanic communities
- AI will destroy more jobs than it creates; we’re not ready for it
- China is taking over the world aligned with big tech giants
Time to do something about it, don’t you think?