A professor at the University of Kentucky seeks to ban the KKK from his campus by arguing that it is a terrorist organization.

Yes, I am quite aware that these folks, the KKK, will probably defeat any legal challenge that seeks to remove their right to model their January white sale line at the U of K. What I find interesting here is the use of terrorism as a legal means to skirt First Amendment privileges to the Klan. I would be interested if Patriot Act detractors have any thoughts about this tack for putting the kibosh on baiting bigots. For my library colleagues, what about restricting these folks from your own library meeting rooms? (The public library where I serve as a board member just went through something very similar.)


Have you changed your mind? :-)

"I would be interested if my fellow Patriot Act detractors have any thoughts about this tack for putting the kibosh on baiting bigots."*my* *fellow* Patriot Act detractors?Have you changed your mind about the USA PATRIOT Act?My next comment would be that the college didn't invoke the PATRIOT Act, so it's not a legitimate point of departure for USAPA. It's in the same league with leftists who blame Gitmo on USAPA, when it does no such thing.Joking aside, this is a good time to point out that many stupid things are being done under the cover of "antiterror policies." Unless that particular group of KKK folks has been tied to criminal/terrorist actitivies in the past, I think they should be allowed on campus. It's still a free country, and no one has to attend their rallies.

Re:Have you changed your mind? :-)

Yep, not my intention. Thanks for the heads up Daniel.

As for the USAPA, I think you have hit on the issue I am curious about with your last paragraph. Will it be easier to label political fringe groups as terrorists, in light of the USAPA? Greenpeace being another example.

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