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Bad Rules

jgalt590 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 4:11 PM
a speech code violates the 1st amendment period at a public school a private school not necessarily private organizations have more leeway
Nick705 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 5:30 PM
You might, like some, think that using text-speak - no punctuation, no uppercase letters etc. - in a debate forum is modern, up-to-date, cool, whatever the current lingo is, but most people call it what it is, ignorant and illiterate. In case your school, like so many, was staffed by teachers who were themselves illiterate, allow me to explain some basic rules to use when trying not to look like an ignorant buffoon:

Use upper case (capitals) for the first letter of the first word in a sentence and also for proper nouns like Amendment. (If you don't know what a proper noun is, look it up.) It's not hard; just depress the SHIFT key.

Use commas, periods and other basic punctuations.

A literate post will have much more credibility.
1Falcon1 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 7:46 PM
and you have none, nobody like's an "I told you so Smartass " DOLT
Fredward Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 4:43 PM
And how many schools do we have that are not government funded in some way?

We take free speech for granted in America, unlike elsewhere. The furor over that anti-Muslim video is the latest reminder of that.

But freedom of speech is never safe, even here. Many colleges now impose "civility codes." Civility is nice, but enforcing a "civility rule" against offensive speech would put an end to lots of useful provocative speech. As a University of North Carolina student put it, "A picture of Mitt Romney would offend 70 percent of residence hall students."

Taping my Fox Business Network show at UNC, I also learned that the college, to "protect" women, had dropped...