February 4, 2016

Georgetown University bans Sanders campaigning on campus

Hit & Run - Georgetown University is wildly confused about its free speech obligations: the law school recently barred students from campaigning for Bernie Sanders on campus, citing misplaced concerns that doing so violates IRS law.

A group of Georgetown law students attempted to set up a table and distribute pro-Sanders literature, but an administrator quickly shut them down because their actions threatened the university’s tax-exempt status, she said.

The administrator is wrong. According to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Georgetown’s tax-exempt status is not undermined by students engaging in political activity. Indeed, students have every right to express opinions and engage in speech—including and especially political speech:


Anonymous said...

Checking out ol' Slick's biography, we learn that Bill Clinton is an alumnus of Georgetown University, where he was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Beta Kappa and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford.
There's no possibility any of that may be coming in to play, eh?

Anonymous said...

That a school with a law school does this tells us much of what we need to know about the oligarchy

LarryC said...

This is about one thing: the Clinton machine doing whatever it takes to get what they want. Sanders has warned about it and shown evidence of it in the astounding amounts Hillary gets for speeches. What isn't said is Georgetown profits both directly and indirectly. The Clintons have an open door to Georgetown to speak without any interruption or questions. That's what happens when the university president makes almost $3 million a year a moves in political and financial circles rather than academic circles. If you look at the list of speakers invited to "preach" on main campus its a list of "Who's who" in the world of discredited leaders. Take a pick under the sheets at Georgetown Law and you'll find a bevy of politicians and "law professors" cavorting around. Chuck Hagel, Madaline Albright, Donna Brazile, Eleanor Norton, and a host of lawyers posing as "adjunct professors"moving through the spinning doors at Georgetown, collecting a pay check when they often don't teach anything at all, and if they do, they just show up and talk a bit. No scholarship going here.