but not his own facts.
Also not his own definitions. The facts:
"Loan" is a noun. "Lend" is the verb. When you lend money, you grant a loan.
"Invite" is a verb. "Invitation" is the noun. You invite someone by sending an invitation.
Watching a video clip of hamsters running in a wheel reminded me of white mice I had once, long ago. Their wheel was on a metal stand, with flat metal spokes attached to the wheel. One day one mouse was inside the wheel and another mouse was on top, spinning it very quickly, and the inside mouse got off the wheel on the wrong side. She got caught between the support and a spoke, and it cut her in half. Traumatic. Ever since then I get wheels with closed backs.
I'm a bit tired of litigants and lawyers stretching the meaning of "freedom of speech" beyond all reasonable limits. The intent of the Founders was that one could not be prosecuted for criticizing the government in speech or text.
Now it's bake sales. A conservative student group at Bucknell University has protested affirmative action by running a bake sale with different pricing based on the buyer's race. A white male student would pay, for example, $1 for a cupcake, and a black buyer would be charged only 50 cents.
The college administration shut them down, because racially discriminatory practices are not allowed. And now it's headed for court.
Ok. I understand what the students are saying. I understand that they figure this is the best way to get the point across (and anger a few people). But I do NOT agree that it's a free speech issue. If they had argued on street corners or in the lounge, or printed and distributed pamphlets, or wrote an article, fine. But charging different prices is not what I understand as free speech. Free commerce maybe, but that's not what the First Amendment is about.
There's a short article at http://blogs.wsj.com/... (Wall Street Journal law blog).
The legal beagles seem to be coming down on the side that yes, this is a First Amendment protected activity, but the First Amendment doesn't apply on a private college campus. I don't agree with either part of that sentence.