As a public school social studies teacher, here are the top 10 things I cannot say in the classroom:
1) Global warming has benefits for agriculture;
2) Barack Obama's various initiatives (i.e., takeover of the car industry, bailout of the banks, etc.), violate the 10th Amendment and are therefore illegal;
3) Illegal immigration has transformed many communities into carbon copies of Mexican cities and resulted in "black flight" and the loss of jobs for many black Americans and others;
4) During Barack Obama's inauguration speech last January, a "triumph" of civil rights, over 50 black preborn children died from abortion across the country;
5) Federal involvement in education violates the 10th Amendment, and is therefore illegal;
6) Guantanamo is not the only prison camp in Cuba where torture may occur;
7) Che Guevara was a Communist who believed in murder, terrorism, and torture to fulfill his aims;
8) Nelson Mandela was/is a terrorist who simply learned the art of smooth talking an audience very well (research "ANC necklacing");
9) Homosexuality involves the unnatural use of sexual organs in ways they weren't designed to be used and results in higher numbers of infection and disease caused deaths;
10) Martin Luther King was an adulterer who was with a woman other than his wife before he died. He attended meetings at the Communist-run Highlander Folk School in Tennessee, and planned a campaign in Harlem to unite the "civil rights" and "anti-imperialist" "struggles" with Algerian communist-terrorist Ahmed Ben Bella, a bank robber wanted for murder. He was even photographed shaking hands with the man in Harlem ("It's Very Simple: The True Story of Civil Rights", by Alan Stang).
Notice I have limited the above to provable facts. A few of them you might be able to get away with mentioning just once or twice in the classroom. But as a school teacher you can't promote any of them widely on campus. You will be targeted, and you could lose your job.
Anybody making negative comments about what a PRIVATE university does should not be throwing stones until they check what limits there are to free speech in their beloved public schools.
Everyone has freedom of speech and ideas, but i respectfully disagree with some of your posts, like:
#1--True, there may be some agricultural benefits from global warming, but weighed against the disruption of food-growing areas and climates, and the resulting food shortages, any benefits would be small.
#2--i am unsure about this issue. The car companies are victims of their own poor business practices. THEY came begging to the govt.for financial help..should we let them collapse and put hundreds of thousands of peoples out of work? If the govt. gives them money, shouldn't we hold them to some sort of accountability? Also, the 10th amendment applies to rights of states...these businesses are not state businesses, but would be under Interstate Commerce provisions.
#9--I think that as long as people are consenting adults and they not hurting anyone else, people should be free in their sexual lives.
#10--True, King had some "issues", but the over all result makes up for it i think. Proabably 99% of public/political figures have skeletons in their closet.
These are some interesting points. Just my opinion on them.