- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 15, 2016

Employees at a public university in West Virginia told a student to stop promoting his conservative club on campus because he was being “too outgoing.”

Dustin Winsky, a senior at Fairmont State University, was recruiting students to join the school’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter on Aug. 30, when campus police approached him and told him to shut down the operation.

The authorities reportedly said his efforts to talk to students about liberty and limited government were “too outgoing.”

Young Americans for Liberty responded to the affront by spearheading a “Fight for Free Speech” campaign, which will identify and attempt to reform universities with unconstitutional speech codes.

“I’m thrilled to see Young Americans for Liberty leading the national Fight for Free Speech campaign on campuses nationwide,” YAL Executive Director Cliff Maloney Jr. said in a statement.

“Universities should be a place for open dialogue and we will continue this battle to ensure that our First Amendment rights remain protected — not just on college campuses, but everywhere in America,” he said.

• Bradford Richardson can be reached at brichardson@washingtontimes.com.

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