Southern Oregon University Caught in ‘Constitutionally Compromising’ Situation


School officials at Southern Oregon University have found themselves in hot water after being caught on video in what is being called a “constitutionally compromising” situation. Administrators requested that a group of students leave campus in an attempt to stop them from handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution. Apparently the students were in violation of the terms of the free speech zone on campus according to the schools administrators.

According to The Blaze, the Campus Reform group caught the incident on video. Tim Robitz, the director of university housing can be heard in the video saying, “ I would very much like you to leave, if you would please, because the students have the right to be able to come by here without you guys, you know, invading their space and asking them to do something.”

Despite the requests of campus officials, the students stood their ground and refused to leave. They told administrators that they would not leave and that their constitutional rights were in fact being violated by disallowing them the right to pass out the copies. Threats of involving the authorities did nothing to diminish the spirit of what the students were standing up for, though. They felt that they were within their lawful rights to pass out copies of the Constitution due to the fact that they were on public property. The threats of police involvement were fruitless in the end and did not hinder the group of students from continuing to hand out the copies.

One of the students involved is heard stating in the video captured by Campus Reform, “Thank you for coming down here and explaining to us the unconstitutional policies here on campus, but we’re not going to move.” Well we guess they can consider this a “game-set-match” situation.

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