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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Banned!

Last night Becca told me she was banned from a page on Facebook.

And I couldn't be more proud!


Seems the Republican student club at her university invited a nationally-known, very right wing speaker, someone known to spew vitriol.

The liberals among the student body do not want this person to speak.  They started a Facebook page.

Becca, a political science major who shares her mother's liberal viewpoint, posted that the Republican students should be allowed to have their speaker, so that when the Democrats want someone from the left they can invite their speaker too. 

In other words, "I disagree with everything you have to say but will defend your right to say it."

University President sent out an email to the entire student body upholding the rights of free speech.

That's my baby girl.  The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Back when I was in college, a student group invited a representative of the PLO to speak on campus.  The Hillel organized a rally outside the lecture hall.  Yes, they could have their speaker, but we made sure our voices would be heard as well.

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