Thursday, August 06, 2009

Radical Speech: Dave Barry Talks About Politically Correct Campuses

Dave Barry wrote:

"As Americans we must always remember that we all have a common enemy, an enemy that is dangerous, powerful, and relentless. I refer, of course, to the federal government."

A student put this quote up on his door. Marquette University demanded that the student take it down. They found this statement offensive.

I find it funny, because this is the kind of thing all of our Founding Fathers would have said, and many did say very similar statements.

Dave Barry reponds to this, and what has happened to free speech in universities since sixties:

(Hat tip: Joanne Jacobs)

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silvermine said...

Excellent post! Thanks for sharing that.

Henry Cate said...

You are welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

At some level I think it makes sense for a private university to have some level of acceptable behavior.

But this seemed almost weird, like why do they care?