STATISTS DECLARE WAR ON FREE SPEECH – COLLEGE STUDENTS BANNED FROM HANDING OUT CONSTITUTIONS IN HAWAII
MAY 7, 2014
Well it appears that the Constitution is considered contraband in the state of Hawaii. According to the Daily Caller:
Students Merritt Burch and Anthony Vizzone, members of the Young Americans for Liberty chapter at UH-Hilo, were prevented from handing out copies of the Constitution at a recruitment event in January. A week later, they were again informed by a censorship-minded administrator that their First Amendment-protected activities were in violation of school policy.
According to the complaint, an administrator told Burch and Vizzone that if they wanted to protest the school’s policy, they could do so in the college’s “free speech zone,” described by FIRE as a one-third acre area on the edge of campus.
The “free speech zone” at UH Hilo represents less than one percent of the college’s total area and is muddy and prone to flooding, according to a FIRE news release.
Let us never forget: The whole United States is a “free speech zone,” from sea to shining sea. Don’t let anyone tell you different.