Saturday, June 7, 2008

EDITORIAL: Does F & M Use "Defiant Trespass" to Suppress Dissent?

Franklin & Marshall is a public corporation and, as such, is exempt from paying real estate taxes and is entitled to other special privileges at public expense.

Yet is has gone unchallenged in banning apparently hundreds of persons from entering its expansive campus, many of whom have done nothing more than criticize F & M practices and / or policies.

It seems to NewsLanc that a public corporation should be limited to banning persons deemed dangerous to persons and / or property. No one else should be banned from the normal transit of its grounds, participation in events to which the public is invited, and patronage of restaurants and stores.