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HILO, HI – Is this a new low for a so-called institution of higher learning?
Two members of the Young Americans for Liberty chapter at University of Hawaii-Hilo are suing the school, claiming they had to say ‘aloha’ to their first amendment rights.
According to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, the students were prevented from handing out copies of the Constitution at a recruitment event in January.
The students say the university told them they could only distribute literature in the ‘Free Speech Zone,’ described by students as a muddy area on the edge of campus that is prone to flooding.
The students say administrators told them, “This isn’t really the 60′s anymore,” and “people can’t really protest like that anymore.”
The university is right — this ain’t the 60′s anymore, so quit trying to turn back time!