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Justified Frenzy Over Fliers

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After reading Bernie Machen’s email regarding the fliers made against the Student Alliance Party, I felt disgusted and outraged. Apparently, fliers were made and distributed that compared the student government party to a Nazi group. The fliers read “The Student Alliance Party is the Nazi Party.” As a student and human being, I find this extremely offensive. How can students that want to make a difference on campus have any resemblance to a group of people that outright killed millions of people during the Holocaust and had radical, discriminatory views about certain religious groups, minorities, and mentally disabled individuals, just to name a few. Bernie Machen said something very enlightening in his email. He said, “What I hope we take away from this incident is that while the First Amendment gives us great freedom in protecting speech, including offensive speech, it also comes with great responsibility to use this freedom wisely” (Email). I hope that who ever did this realizes what they did was wrong and extremely offensive.


Written by dmg24

February 21, 2010 at 12:52 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Well I’m going to usemy freedom of speech and say that their fliers are really fucked up. Being a Freshman, I’m somewhat scared that the people who are basically running our school are like the NAZIS, and that they have this on their posters.


    February 21, 2010 at 3:07 am

  2. I don’t know if I was completely clear but it was some other group that created the fliers, not the actual candidates.


    February 21, 2010 at 3:44 am

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