Author’s Note: Not all offensive and obscene speech is deleted below. Read ahead at your own risk.
I used to think Georgia Tech was one of the best schools in America. That was before Wayne Clough became the Tech president. Since then, the school has tried to lick that pesky image as simply being one of the best engineering schools in the world. Apparently, during Clough’s tenure they’ve sought to become an actual university like the University of Georgia – my favorite school in America.
Unfortunately, many believe they’ve wound up somewhere in between. They’re no longer as well respected as an engineering school but they aren’t on the par of Georgia when it comes to the arts, literature, and the social sciences. And they have a little diversity problem on their hands, too.
Since they decided to (at least try to) become a “university” not just an “institute of technology,” Tech has been spending a lot of time on tolerance and diversity issues. With speech codes – and, now, even talk of a Queer Resource Center - they have managed to attract a lot of Atlanta’s leftist activists as students.
But, recently, these leftists have gone a little too far. After implementing an unconstitutional speech code, they were sued by two conservative plaintiffs. Georgia Tech lost the suit, which was argued in federal court by David French of the Alliance Defense Fund. Since that speech code was removed, the public has been getting a good look at the fanaticism of these Georgia Tech leftists. They’ve become their own worst enemies and they aren’t even aware of it.
As you read the following internet comments - in response to the Georgia Tech loss in the speech code lawsuit – remember that they are coming exclusively from Georgia Tech students and alumni. If you aren’t already worried about the state of higher education in America, you should be:
“I just can't get over how f***ing ridiculous this is.”
“Is it really that hard for Ms. Malhotra to express her opinions about religion or whatever, so that the message is positive and is not meant to hurt fellow students?! I know Christians who believe that gay sex is sinful, but they don't have to criticise [sic] gay students on campus just to express their faith; why is it so hard for Ruth to accomplish this? All the institute is asking from the student body is that we use our right to freedom of speech RESPONSIBLY, and not in such a way that it intimidates other students to the point at which they cannot accomplish their educational goals. In my opinion, Ruth Malhotra is NOT fighting on the side of free speech, she is fighting for the right to verbally assault people should she wish to!”