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Auburn University Bans Ron Paul Banner from Dorm Room Window

Posted By admin On December 23, 2011 @ 3:56 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

December 23, 2011

AUBURN, Ala.—Auburn University has ordered a Ron Paul for President campaign banner removed from the inside of a dorm room window while allowing students to display numerous other banners, stickers, and flags. Student Eric Philips, who was ordered to remove his sign last month, used his cell phone to gather photographic [1]evidence [1]of [1]the [1]double [1]standard [1] and came to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help.

“An unreasonable and pointless ban on all window displays is bad enough,” said FIRE President Greg Lukianoff. “Yet it’s obvious from the photos that Auburn has actually singled out Eric Philips’ Ron Paul poster for removal. If Auburn is selectively banning only speech it deems controversial—or worse, political speech it simply doesn’t like—freedom of expression is in grave danger at Auburn.”

On November 7, Philips was ordered by his residence hall director to take down the Ron Paul sign he had recently placed in his window. Philips did so. In a conversation with student affairs administrator Nick Wiard about the issue on November 18, Wiard cited the newly adopted Auburn Housing and Residence Life policy 1.4.5, which states: “Hanging or displaying items such as flags, banners, decals, or signs out of or obstructing residence hall windows is prohibited.”

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[1] photographic: http://thefire.org/article/13965.html

[2] Full article here: http://www.themoralliberal.com/2011/12/22/auburn-university-bans-ron-paul-banner-from-dorm-room-window/

[3] Is the “Ron Paul Revolution” Too Dangerous for Auburn?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/is-the-%e2%80%9cron-paul-revolution%e2%80%9d-too-dangerous-for-auburn.html

[4] Obama: Window for diplomatic solution to nuclear Iran is closing: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-window-for-diplomatic-solution-to-nuclear-iran-is-closing.html

[5] University student fined £80 for dropping matchstick on Oxford pavement: http://www.prisonplanet.com/university-student-fined-80-for-dropping-matchstick-on-oxford-pavement.html

[6] Ron Paul Warns of 2nd American Revolution if Obama Bans Guns with EO: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-warns-of-2nd-american-revolution-if-obama-bans-guns-with-eo.html

[7] Ron Paul Campaign Youth Rally Speech, University Of Iowa: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-campaign-youth-rally-speech-university-of-iowa.html

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