Texas Aggie Conservatives Sue University for Free Speech Infringements

Free speech censorship is alive and well on U.S. college campuses and to prove it, one college conservative group decided they would take legal action against their school for their denial of free speech rights.
Life News reports that the student group, Texas Aggie Conservatives (TAC), along with the Alliance Defense Fund, filed suit against Texas A&M University (TAMU) when they learned the university refused to release funds needed to bring pro-life activist, Star Parker, to speak on campus. Parker was slated to speak about poverty, race and social justice.
According to the suit filed, “TAMU officials denied the request because TAC is classified as a social and political student organization and the event involved social, political, and religious content and viewpoints.” As it turns out, other student organizations also classified as political, social or religious in nature were granted the funds requested to bring in their various speakers.
The suit explains that other organizations bearing the same classification as TAC, The NAACP and Muslim Student Association for instance, were granted funding.  TAMU V-day received $800 for a, “self-described feminist speaker on women’s empowerment.”
The Alliance Defense Fund explained:
The university’s policy requires the group to abandon its First Amendment protected right to access funding but does not impose the same requirement on non-political and non-religious student organizations. The policy allows the university to allocate resources at its discretion, without any clearly defined criteria or standards. As a result, the university has the power to unconstitutionally favor the speech of some groups over others.
The campus newspaper, The Battalion, reported, “When an organization submits a request for University funding, there is no appeal process and no public records are available from the decision making process.”  The suit claims violations of TAC’s free speech, equal protection and due process rights.
While the suit has yet to be resolved, it’s incredibly concerning to see this type of flagrant censorship from a university that consistently ranks as one of the most conservative schools in the nation.  As this issue illustrates, university administration and faculty are not always amiable to conservative groups or values.
Recently, Red Alert reported TAMU’s weak-kneed response to liberal groups, once again at the expense of TAC.

Comments

Comments

  1. Tawny Jones says:

    When Texas A & M is squishy softie, loony liberal, you have to imagine the majority of other universities are even worse. That’s scary.

The Daily Show on 'mixed marriages'

The Daily Show has braved one of the great dilemmas of our politicized generation: dating outside your political party.

The Daily Show defends 'manspreading'

“Manspreading”: The defining male rights movement of our generation!

Nancy Grace battles Dr. Drew on pot

Oh, Nancy. Just weeks after gracing the internet with her marijuana debate with 2 Chainz, she's served up another delightful bit of TV: her appalled reaction to discovering that fellow HLN star Dr. Drew is on the 2 Chainz side of this argument.

Stewart: 'Drones love Obama'
Jon Stewart couldn’t stop laughing about the drone found at the White House early Monday morning. A small drone crashed on the White House lawn around 3 a.m. and after several hours in lockdown, Secret Service determined that it did not pose a threat. “Of course it didn’t pose a threat. Drones love Obama. He’s like a one […]
Jonathan Gruber raps to MIT students

If you’ve been dying to see Jonathan Gruber, who credited the “stupidity of the American voter” with passing Obamacare, strip down to his undershirt and rap about economics, today is your lucky day!

White House

Biden: ‘The past six years have been really, really hard for this country,’ ‘tough for our party’

Vice President Joe Biden has a lot of singular qualities—he kills it with the ladies, for example, and is always down for a good ball joke.

HuffPo blogger Obama tells Dems to ‘Get informed, not by reading the Huffington Post’
President Obama offered some pretty ironic advice at the House Democrats annual retreat Thursday. According to The Hill, Obama told his fellow Democrats to hold their fire while the administration works on trade deals that several liberal lawmakers have expressed opposition to. “Keep your powder dry,” he said. How did he suggest doing that? “Get […]
White House: Scrapped 529 plan will still be in budget because it has already been sent to the printers
That awkward moment when even the President of the United States can’t get a print shop to make a small change for him… Just one day after the White House announced that it had caved to political pressure and would not be taxing the 529 college savings plan,  officials also had to admit that this […]
VP Biden appears on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ to get ask young people to sign up for Obamacare
With three weeks to go until the Obamacare deadline to purchase insurance, the Obama administration is pulling out all the stops to encourage young people to sign up.  The renewed push included a stop by Vice President Joe Biden on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday so he could appeal to moms who are good at […]
Small drone crashes at White House complex, origin unclear
WASHINGTON (AP) — A small drone flying at low altitude crashed into the White House complex before dawn Monday, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama was not at home and the White House said it did not pose a security threat. The crash prompted an immediate lockdown of the White House grounds until officials […]

Congress

Dems escort reporters to bathroom at retreat
Why do Democrats always want to escort reporters to the restroom? Or at least it sure seems that way. The latest incident comes from the House Democrats annual retreat where Politico reports that reporters were required to have a staff members escort them when going to the bathroom or to the lobby during Vice President Joe Biden’s […]
Rubio wants permanent NSA spying law

For Senator Marco Rubio (R- Fla.) reauthorizing government spying isn't quite enough--he wants to permanently enshrine it in law.

Cornyn to Lynch:'You're not Eric Holder, are you?'
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) bluntly asked the only question that seemed to be on every Republican’s mind Wednesday at Loretta Lynch’s confirmation hearing to be the next attorney general. “You’re not Eric Holder, are you?” Cornyn asked. “No, I’m not,” Lynch replied. “I will be myself. I will be Loretta Lynch [if confirmed.]“   Cornyn said […]
Cruz bill would punish IRS targeting with jailtime

Ted Cruz wants IRS employees guilty of targeting to be the ones forking over their money, this time -- and that's at the very least.