A California college just found out the hard way that the 1st Amendment protects free speech.
You would have thought they would embrace it — not suppress it.
But last year, police at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, Calif., ordered a student not to pass out copies of the Constitution. Millions were outraged. The student sued.
On Monday, the school agreed to a $50,000 settlement and vowed to revise its policies to encourage free speech on campus, a decision officials reached as a result of the student’s First Amendment lawsuit.
Robert Van Tuinen, 26, applauded the decision, telling FoxNews.com that the college was enforcing an “unconstitutional speech code.” He said he is happy that his fellow students can all now “go out and exercise their right to free speech.”
Last September, Van Tuinen video recorded his encounter with an unidentified campus officer who confronted him minutes after he started handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution on National Constitution Day.
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Modesto Junior College is about 5 miles up the road from me and they like to think of themselves as Berkeley-In-The-Valley – all kinds of fucking left wing hippie instructors there, probably UC Berkeley alumni that weren’t smart enough to get jobs at a real school.
This is a real kick in the ass for them, like every other minor school they’re constantly scrambling for funding.
I hope they learned their fucking lesson.