The UC/B paper is not run by the university. Bill Mandel
> Because as a practical matter destroying newspapers so others won't read
> them and thus become "contaminated" by ideas, doesn't work, putting
> pressure on a newspaper not to run reactionary ads is done all the time in
> the US.
> While I agree with Michael that confiscating and burning newspapers reminds
> the public of the Nazis, I disagree that protesting racist and/or
> reactionary ads in college newspapers is a "right."
> Reactionary papers refuse ads and article from progressive forces all the
> time. This is not to say that it's morally right because they do it, but to
> say this is the way business is conducted.
> Protesting against the acceptance of such ads, boycotting the papers, etc.
> is a form of free speech that I support. But there may be legal issues ...
> does anyone have any knowledge of this? I don't believe the UC/B paper is
> run by the university? If it's run as a business, then it's fair game.
> This is politics, and basing politics on morality gets to be a touchy
> issue. I know people around here want to let the opposition into our
> meetings because they want to be seen as open and democratic, a moral
> stance, but the developers we fight don't let us into their meetings. Let's
> not make our job harder by creating moral pretzels.
> best, Don Monkerud
> At 9:39 PM -0500 3/9/01, Sorrento95@aol.com wrote:
> >The CIA is a government agency. The Bill
> >of Rights was not written to protect the
> >government. It was written to enumerate
> >rights for the people. As I understand our
> >constitutional philosophy, governments have
> >powers, but not rights. Only individuals
> >have rights. For this reason, an argument
> >about abrogating the CIA's "rights" by not
> >allowing it to run an ad makes no sense.
> >For this reason, the slogan of "states' rights"
> >is also nonsensical.
> >Horowitz, on the other hand, is an individual,
> >and has rights, even though leftists don't like
> >him. Since college newspapers enjoy support
> >from taxpayers' money, he has as much right
> >to run an ad there as anyone else, and those
> >who confiscate and burn newspapers which publish
> >opinions they disagree with are no better than
> >Nazis, even if they do call themselves "progressives."
> > ~ Michael Wright
> > Norman, Oklahoma
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