Sunday, September 18, 2016

Saddleback College Teacher Tears Down 9-11 Posters

When students at Saddleback College in Orange County, California put up 9-11 memorial posters, that didn't sit well with Professor Margot Lovett, who is chair of the history department. She went around and tore down the posters while telling the students that they had not obtained the requisite approvals. Young Americans for Freedom students videotaped her.

Here is more from The College Fix. It appears that Professor Lovett has expressed her views on 9-11 previously.

"I don't want to fight any more wars," she said. "The international community must respond to what happened, but there can be no war."

OK, OK. That is her right. She can think whatever she wants about 9-11 and she has the Constitutional right to express it just as she has the right to walk around with purple hair. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

But seriously now; even if the students didn't get the required approval to put up the posters, why would a professor take it upon herself to remove them?

1 comment:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Well, technically, on its face, IF the students failed to get approval, and if that approval WAS required by some law, rule, or regulation, then as one of the teaching staff of the college she was well within her rights to enforce the policy.

So, the students can now get the routine permission required and put them back up, and if the professor tears them down again, SHE is in violation of the policy.

Step by step, stay calm, step by step.