Monday, September 24, 2007

Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Withhold Public Money

Columbia University is proud to have Iamanutjob, president of Iran, speak to them, they herald it as a big Freedom of Speech play. Well the NY Legislators have freedoms too, the freedom to cut Columbia's funding.
As the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, prepares to address Columbia University today amid a storm of student protest, state and city lawmakers say they are considering withholding public funds from the school to protest its decision to invite the leader to campus.

In an interview with The New York Sun, the speaker of the Assembly, Sheldon Silver, said lawmakers, outraged over Columbia's insistence on allowing the Iranian president to speak at its World Leaders Forum, would consider reducing capital aid and other financial assistance to the school.

The withholding of funds isn't extortion, Columbia can have all the dictators they want speaking at their campus, that is their right. But their is no Constitutional law that says that public funding can't be withheld because Columbia wants to invite tyrants and murders to their Kollege Kampus either.

This same scenario is taking place all over America, from Columbia, U of Colo, to UC Santa Cruz which allows the violent harassment of military recruiters. These places of socialist learning claim they are doing it for diversity, tolerance, exchange of ideas, to what ever BS their can spout, but it boils down to they are anti-american and proud of it. Well that is fine and dandy, let them, but I say also that public funds should not pay for this crap either.

Cut Columbia's funding, America doesn't need publicly funded colleges fraternizing with the enemy anyway, and truly Columbia wouldn't be missed, they are enough morally corrupt colleges to make up the difference.

Mr Minority

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