Who Do We Blame?

April 10, 2001

By William Buckley at National Review

The case of a YAF student chapter at Penn State

There was a great event in Pennsylvania two weeks ago but the background needs detailing.

A student chapter of Young Americans for Freedom at Penn State was organized and, as routinely is the case on that campus, applied to (no less) the Undergraduate Student Government Supreme Court for registration as a student organization. YAF's constitution contains a phrase, inherited from the founding organization statement in 1960, to the effect that human rights are "God-given" and therefore that human rights "derive from the right to be free from the restrictions of arbitrary force...

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