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Saturday, October 21, 2006

When Disliking the Federal Government is Offensive to Others...

you have a moral obligation to offend as many as possible. So print this out and grab some tape...
Officials at Marquette University have ordered a Ph.D. student to remove a quotation critical of the federal government from his office door, because the hallway the door faces is not a "free speech zone."

In August, Stuart Distler, a doctoral student teacher, posted a quotation from humor columnist Dave Barry on his office door. "As Americans, we must always remember that we all have a common enemy, an enemy that is dangerous, powerful and relentless," the sign stated. "I refer, of course, to the federal government."

On Sept. 5, Philosophy Department Chairman James South informed Distler via email that the sign had been taken down because it was "patently offensive."
Via Andrew Sullivan.

Thanks to former TtP blogger Nikos for the tip.