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Unlearning liberty: Auburn’s censorship of Ron Paul poster is part of larger problem

September 20, 2012

While election season may seem especially surreal this time around — or maybe it just seems that way every four years — nowhere is it stranger than in the weird parallel dimension known as our college campuses.

Every presidential election that I've experienced since I've been president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has without exception been marred by some ridiculous attempt by university lawyers and administrators to limit political debate and discussion. While some of the censorship clearly arises from a stunning lack of understanding of basic principles of law, others seem to come down to "I believe in free speech ... but not when you support the other guy...

Schools: Auburn University