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Civility policy is threat to free speech

Letter to the Editor


Last updated 3/18/2021 at 11:34am

The Cheney School District is proposing to adopt a Policy named “Civility” in its next meeting on March 24. To read it you will need to ask them for a copy of New Policy 2195.

This policy is a threat to free speech and liberty even though it says it isn’t. Proponents of these kind of policies and laws always claim it is not a threat. It is full of undefined, procedures and rules on what is “uncivil conduct.”

I have two examples of what has happened with these kind of policies:

1. As a Veteran of the Viet Nam war, I worked with soldiers of the Republic of Viet Nam. When the communi...

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Reader Comments(1)

wagebhardt writes:

This seems like an unnecessary piece of bureaucracy to me. As stated there have been no instances to date that require such a guideline. Who, and whose values, are going to determine what is allowable? In my opinion this will do nothing but stifle people in expressing themselves while giving bureaucrats a to tool to silence questioning.


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