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Bad Rules

mgwk Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 2:33 PM
If teaching nutrition is against the law in NC, I guess there are no Weight Watcher meetings there, either! (A WW leader is a member who has lost weight and kept it off - not a certified nutritionist.)

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...