In 1956, the United States Supreme Court rejected a demand by the State of Alabama that the NAACP make its membership lists public. In its first case to explicitly establish the "freedom of association," the Supreme Court declared: "It is beyond debate that freedom to engage in association for the advancement of beliefs and ideas is an inseparable aspect of the 'liberty' assured by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which embraces freedom of speech."
This case was necessitated by the efforts of white racists (with beliefs similar to neo-Nazis) to invade and control the NAACP. But now, the "liberal" student newspapers and administrators are on the side of those white racists and segregationists. They are now fighting to undo the work of the Warren Court and the NAACP. Is it possible that they have gone so far left that they are now far right?
But there is a second problem with the position of the UNC system and the Seahawk. The problem is logical, rather than historical.
By saying that someone has to be paranoid to believe that anyone hostile to Christianity would ever want to join a Christian group, one is making the best possible case against the non-discrimination clause. Put simply, this is the same as saying that the policy is good because it will never actually have to be implemented.
To say that the best idea is the one which has the least application to reality is to understand the source of the problem. It shows that these students are merely parroting the ideas of their professors. Professors like to keep their ideas as far removed from reality as possible.
If that statement seems far-fetched, just image the headlines these students would have to run if they actually tried to eliminate every form of discrimination, rather than merely saying that they oppose every form of discrimination:
"UNC-Wilmington Discriminates Against Whites in Student Admissions"
"UNC-Greensboro Discriminates Against Sex Offenders, Fires Convicted Pedophile"
"Study Shows Athletic Department Discriminates Against the Obese"
"Extra! Extra! Read All About it! Phi Beta Kappa May be Excluding Dummies"
"Dwarves Systematically Overlooked in Basketball Try-outs, Read Our Exclusive Story!"
"Discrimination Against the Handicapped Persists: Blind Bus Driver Fired for Failing Physical"
"Time to Protest University Use of SAT and GPA to Exclude College Applicants!"
"How Grades Discriminate Against the Drunk and Lazy"
Will university liberals ever seek a "solution" to any of these "problems"? Of course not.
Today's university liberal is as apathetic about the consequences of his ideas as he is ignorant of their historical origins. But none of that matters to him. In his heart, he knows he's still right.
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