Friday, April 22, 2005

Daily D Favors Free Speech

The Daily Dartmouth's editorial board today decried the Student Assembly's electoral regulations that restrict the electioneering not only of candidates but of their supporters.
In particular, the suspension of the campaign privileges of Paul Heintz '06 and Brian Martin '06 at a crucial moment in the election highlights problems with the overall feasibility of election regulation.
Speech needs less regulation, not more; restricting it does not make elections "fairer" by any stretch of the imagination.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Timing is everything. Sadly, the election results seem less celebratory than one would expect. Free speech and free elections are inseparable or at least, in this country, they're supposed to be. Although we wish the victor good luck, the timing in this race should definitely give us pause. As should EPAC/SA.