Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Virginia Tech faces lawsuits trying to constrain speech from apparent right-wing group on campus


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Michael Paul Williams writes in the Richmond Times Dispatch, about a lawsuit against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, which apparently wants to shut down a chapter of Turning Point USA, which appears to be a right-wing group.

The organization’s web page appears to oppose mandatory vaccinations on campus.  I do have a problem with taking an absolutist position on this because the (mutating) coronavirus does create so much disruption to campus life that something has to be done. 

Change.org has circulated a petition to ban the group from campus, and the site actually pleads for me, as a random visitor, to help them abolish the group.  I don’t get involved in activism against specific targets.

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