1/19/2006

Just Being All-American Boys

This all ties into an earlier post I made about the thin line between "free speech" on college campuses and just being plain hateful (i.e. knowing the line between constructive conversation and dialogue and being mean). Certainly, the SAF and AFA would see this as simply "boys having fun" and that there is no need to instill proper codes of conduct and civility on a college campus. Thus, do away with all those rules!!! Let the taunts, insults, and jabs fly freely!! That's just what good ol' American boys do to have fun and let off some steam, right?

4 University Students Charged In Homophobic Attack

Campus police were called to a student's room at Ogg Hall after the student was awakened by someone yelling, "All faggots should die" and "I hate fucking faggots."

The student, whose name has not been made public, went to the door of his dorm room to find "I hate fucking faggots. Die," written on the dry erase board on the outside of his door.
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"OK, I tore down a picture," he reportedly told a campus police officer. "I was showing off and saw a picture of two guys kissing. I'm conservative and had a problem with it. Why does the photo have to be displayed in public? Keep it to yourself."

The men allegedly returned to the victim's door three times to deface it. "We were drunk and thought it was funny," Chamberlain reportedly said.


The alleged students involved were from U of Wisconsin-Madison, Auburn, and Purdue.

3 Comments:

At 06:16, Blogger lovin' it said...

Umm . . . From the sounds of that, this behavior would already be illegal harrassment and intimidation. There is no need for speech codes to address this kind of behavior.

That's because it is behavior, not speech.

 
At 10:34, Blogger Tonito Bandito said...

Dirty bastards!

 
At 14:01, Blogger Greg AKA Rhymes With Right said...

Let's see -- vandalism, destruction of public property, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, threat of violence/death -- that all seems to be covered under existing statutes without any speech suppression code.

The groups you cite would condemn these sorts of actions, as would most conservatives this conservative knows.

 

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