Fired for using the wrong word

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Fascists: A student government representative was removed from his position at George Mason University because he used the word “illegal” in writing about his opposition to giving illegal immigrants state tuition aid.

GMU’s student body president, Philip Abbruscato, released [an] official message on Sunday boasting of the school’s “thousands of unique voices” and the student government’s “variety of backgrounds, cultures, ideologies, academic interests, and more.” Abbruscato also said that “demeaning” remarks from members of GMU’s student government would “not be tolerated at any level regardless of belief,” and removed Paglia from his position on Feb., 20. “While we all live in a society that permits us to express our opinions, we must also recognize that we live with the consequences of their impact on those we represent. [emphasis mine]

In other words, according to this fascist, you have freedom of speech as long as you don’t say anything that he disagrees with.


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  • Cotour

    Thing like this are outrages! It might have gone better for him if he used the term “out of compliance immigrants”, which should actually be “out of compliance ILLEGAL immigrants!”

    Consider this: The president has attached to the Home Land Security funding bill monies to move ahead with what is in my opinion (and previously his) his Un Constitutional immigration give away and legalization. The Senate has come up with a clean bill and will move it to the House Of Representatives which will potentially agree to fund the un Constitutional action of the president attached to this bill. Treason IMO.

    Now consider the release the other day of the discovery of three Jihadi operators discovered in America just before the passing of the illegal funding bill which is all focused around legalizing a vast number of people who will when given drivers licences will eventually vote.

    And this is all being pushed over the line by the “fear” that has been created in the media with the express purpose of getting the bill signed and funded.

    This is 1. the moment that the republican party will be destroyed and 2. The moment where the world and America will be pushed over the line where the peoples Constitution becomes the governments Constitution. This is the One World Government dream of G. Bush and those who follow the agendas greatest moment. Not mine.

  • wodun

    I suspect that holding people accountable for demeaning speech is a one way street.

  • Cotour

    And I support my thoughts here with the reality that is Barak Hussein Obama and the people who follow and fund him and the actions taken previously that has lead up to this:




    4. “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”
    ― Benjamin Franklin

    Fear is the tool that the government intends to usurp the American peoples freedoms, step back and put all of what has been happening in our country together for the past 30 years to today and where we find ourselves. From Regans second term and G. Bush seniors 1000 points of light speech, to Clintons actions, to G. Bush juniors actions, to 911, to every action B. Obama has taken and everything that he has said including his stated intent to transform America, to you didn’t build that, to we need to redistribute Americas wealth, to the inclusion and enriching of illegal immigrants, to the now banning of ammunition for the AR 15 by executive order, and on and on it goes.

    This next day in the Congress will tell the tale of what America will be. Be outraged and let us not be naive.

  • Edward

    I prefer the phrase “misdemeanant immigrant,” as it is more accurate, thus is more demeaning, as the criminal should be considered.

    Once again, we are faced with the problem of someone’s rights, protected by the First Amendment, being violated just so someone else won’t feel bad. In this case, however, that someone else deserves to feel bad, as his actions are illegal and antisocial.

    If you can’t stand the shame, don’t commit the crime.

    Law breakers are law breakers and must be acknowledged as such. When we coddle them, they begin to commit more and higher crimes, until someone is murdered. San Francisco has had this problem with the same ungrateful misdemeanant aliens for whom it provides sanctuary turning themselves into felons and murderers. The city has yet to learn the folly of its policy, however.

    This is the direction that tyranny takes when we fail to nip it in the bud. Because we were not vigilant several years ago, we are facing a struggle to regain our Constitutionally guaranteed rights from yet another government official who thinks that he is free to violate our rights at his pleasure.

  • Max

    Like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, offense of speech is in the ear of the listener. If your rap singer, Democrat, or Rev. Wright / Al Sharpton you’re nearly untouchable for hate speech. Others are held to a higher Standard.
    The new politically correct term for illegal alien, as used today by the government, is

    “citizens in waiting”

  • Cotour

    More timely fear reinforcement pumped into the willing media by a government agency in order to ensure the funding of the un Constitutionally configured Home Land Security bill, total manipulation :

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