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What's happening to the First Amendment at UCLA?

By defending the organized demands that students who have taken sponsored trips to Israel should disqualify themselves from participating in UCLA student body elections as “sacrosanct” and “within the realm of free speech,” Block is doing more harm than good. It’s the equivalent to leaving the matter to a lynch mob seeking to bar Jews from the fundamental rights of political association and free expression.

Aggrieved UCLA students have had to turn to the University of California system’s president, Janet Napolitano, and the Regents in an attempt for relief. Napolitano released a statement saying she shared Block’s concerns.

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Is it so-called free speech when the goal is to end Jewish students’ full access to free expression and politically active lives on campus? Dressing up intimidation as a “sanctified” right is an obscene distortion of the First Amendment.

It’s time for our colleges and universities to rediscover their moral compass. If necessary, major Jewish donors should withhold their gifts. Jewish philanthropists should support only schools that protect the rights of all students to participate fully in campus life from the quad to the classroom without fear or intimidation – including lovers of Zion.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. It is not free speech david spick. It is a hate speech!!!! I have a kid teaches in a Jewish preschool and does commercials. I wish you people that hate the Jews would go live in the communist solialist countries where you belong!!! Take Obama with you when you leave.

  2. This is what is being taught today. If someone doesn’t agree with you it is okay to hurt them. I heard a young student state that all conservatives should be put to death. See what his lib profs have taught him. I feel sorry for this kid because he will one day be out of school like a lot of others and once out of their protected environment they are going to open their mouth and someone is going to trash them.

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