Campus Cops Stop Libertarian Student From Handing Out Copies Of Constitution on Constitution Day… UPDATE: VIDEO ADDED
Most of the time, liberal is just another way to say fascist.
A police officer at Modesto Junior College in California told a patriotic libertarian student that it was against college rules for him to hand out copies of the U.S. Constitution on campus.
Ironically, this flagrant violation of the student’s Constitutional rights took place on September 17th: Constitution Day.
The exchange between student Robert Van Tuinen and a campus police officer was captured on video. Tuinen told the officer that he wished to start a Young Americans for Liberty chapter on campus, and hoped that passing out copies of the Constitution would generate interest in that. The officer, however, maintained that Van Tuinen was not allowed to distribute flyers without college authorization.
…The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the right of people to exercise free speech and peaceably assemble in public places.
Nevertheless, the officer brought Van Tuinen to the Student Development office, where administrator Christine Serrano told him that he could only hand out flyers while inside a “free speech zone” on campus.
The zone is a sad little circle of cement. It only fits two people, and was booked for days.
When Van Tuinen insisted that he had a First Amendment right to hand out flyers wherever he pleased, Serrano told him, “You really don’t need to keep going on.”
Of course, he didn’t need to keep going on about freedom, rights, and the Constitution on a college campus. To a liberal, college is about indoctrinating students and turning them liberal, not about letting them think for themselves. The very fact that he was handing out Constitutions told her all she needed to know, because no liberal is ever going to do that. The Constitution was created by dead old white guys, and people who believe in it inevitably turn out to be enemies of liberalism.
UPDATE by Mara Zebest: Hat Tip to Fox News for video below: