WISCONSIN, Oct 30 (LSN) – For years pro-life and family university students have been outraged that mandatory college fees were used by colleges to support pro-abortion, pro-homosexual and communist activist groups. However, a recent decision by a U.S. Appeals Court ruled that it is a violation of the First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and association for a state university to use “students’  mandatory activity fees to fund organizations which engage in political or ideological activities,  advocacy, or speech.”  In the case, Southworth v. Grebe, University of Wisconsin lawyers argued that the monies were necessary and it did not matter if how it was used was offensive to the students. The court then cited Thomas Jefferson: “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical.”  For full details see the 10-28-98 Phyllis Schlafly column at:


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