UNCG administrators are not deserving of respect as long as they behave like administrators in a concentration camp. It is difficult to fathom the perversity of logic that dubs the expression of free speech an act of “disrespect” and obedience to tyrants “respect.”
This “speech zone” policy might not bring as much embarrassment to UNCG as the time it hired (knowingly) a convicted pedophile to organize student activities in the Office of Student Life. But I hope it does.
I had a long telephone conversation with a member of the United States House of Representatives after my first encounter with UNCG’s hostility towards the First Amendment. He called my office to suggest that intervention by the Department of Education was needed to cure hostility towards free speech in the UNC system. Today, I am in complete agreement.
Later this week, I will be speaking with that Congressman again. Between now and then, I suggest that you reverse your position. And I eagerly await my citation for “violation of respect.”
To be continued … (and for more details, log on to www.thefire.org ).