Texas State University Student Government Votes to Ban Turning Point USA from Campus

Breitbart | 4/9/2019 | Staff
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The student government at Texas State University voted on Monday to blacklist Turning Point USA from the school. The resolution listed several accusations about the conservative student group, while confusingly making the argument that free speech can only be protected on campus by silencing TPUSA.

Texas State University’s student government voted to ban the school’s Turning Point USA (TPUSA) student group in the name of free speech after a heated debate at a student government meeting on Monday evening. Members of the TPUSA student group were mocked and harassed by a jeering audience.

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The resolution, entitled, “Faculty and Student Safety Resolution of 2019,” demands the “immediate removal and barring of Turning Point USA from Texas State University and suggest[ed] protecting minority and marginalized populations from their negative campus influence.”

An anti-TPUSA blog maintained by an individual named Maximillian Alvarez, who claims to be a “dual-PhD candidate and graduate student instructor in the departments of History and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan,” was cited several times in the resolution as a source of the student government’s claims about TPUSA.

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“If you cannot use a source for a college paper, then you definitely shouldn’t be using it to ban an organization,” said Texas State University TPUSA chapter president Stormi Rodriguez to Breitbart News, “They used Antifa, and an anti-TPUSA blog as their sources for this resolution.”

“The University and Student Government hope to foster a learning environment in which one can learn without fear of discrimination, intimidation, or censorship,” states the resolution, which goes on to claim that TPUSA is an exception to free speech, insisting that the group “uses their placement on campus to harass, intimidate, threaten student and faculty as they see fit.”

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Members of the audience mocked and shouted at Rodriguez as she stood at the podium to deliver her remarks during Monday’s...
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