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Old 01-31-2018, 01:09 AM
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Exclamation Bill would ban fraternities, sororities at Tennessee's state colleges & universities

"Fraternities and sororities would be banned at Tennessee's state colleges and universities under a newly filed bill.

The legislation, HB 2042, would, however, allow professional fraternities that promote "the interests of a particular profession" and honor societies.

All other fraternities and sororities "shall not be recognized or otherwise permitted to associate with, or operate on the campus of, any state institution of higher education," according to the measure.

The bill's sponsor is Rep. John DeBerry, D-Memphis, a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University and the University of Memphis. "

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Old 01-31-2018, 02:48 AM
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I doubt that bill will get very far.
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Idiotic. Someone must need a "think of the children" issue to hang his reelection campaign on.
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Old 01-31-2018, 09:05 AM
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Unconstitutional AF.
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Old 01-31-2018, 09:22 AM
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Unconstitutional AF.
Right?

And if you're going to ban any organizations from an entire state, I could think of a few more that might be SLIGHTLY worse and would easily take precedence over Greek organizations.

at this bill.

Just for a second, though, imagine if this passed (or was close to passing). Think of how many pissed off people DeBerry would be facing.
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Old 01-31-2018, 09:37 AM
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Between my experience having interned for a congressman from Tennessee on Capitol Hill and having lived in Tennessee for a period of time, I can confidently say this bill will be received poorly by the majority of people in Tennessee. Greek unity is strong in Tennessee, and many influential people in the community (politicians included) are Greek. Maybe this would pass somewhere with a lot less Greek presence, but even then I doubt it's constitutional (first amendment right to peacefully assemble?).
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Between my experience having interned for a congressman from Tennessee on Capitol Hill and having lived in Tennessee for a period of time, I can confidently say this bill will be received poorly by the majority of people in Tennessee. Greek unity is strong in Tennessee, and many influential people in the community (politicians included) are Greek. Maybe this would pass somewhere with a lot less Greek presence, but even then I doubt it's constitutional (first amendment right to peacefully assemble?).
This was my first thought: on top of everyone else, how many politicians are Greek? This guy will be fighting an uphill battle.
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Old 01-31-2018, 11:36 AM
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It's not like he is the first person to think of this. A lot of people believe GLOs should be banned for various reasons because once FSL is eradicated, 19-22 year olds will no longer do stupid things. It's a very noble goal.
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It's not like he is the first person to think of this. A lot of people believe GLOs should be banned for various reasons because once FSL is eradicated, 19-22 year olds will no longer do stupid things. It's a very noble goal.
At the rate greek life, in general, is going, we may end up eradicating ourselves.
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They should ban athletics while they're at it, and also raise the age of college freshmen to, idk, maybe 30?
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