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Comment Policy

Welcome to this Georgetown University blog. Georgetown offers these blogging services to you subject to the following terms and conditions of use. These terms of use apply to blogs that are accessible to the general public. By using this blog, you agree to the following terms and conditions of use:

Guiding Principles

Georgetown University encourages open debate and discussion and is a strong supporter of free speech. At the same time, the university also seeks to promote a campus community that respects diversity and inclusiveness. Contributors to this blog are expected to contribute material that reflects well on the Georgetown University community. By using this blog you agree to refrain from making comments that include profanity and personal attacks or comments that can be viewed as derogatory, inflammatory or obscene by individual members or groups within the university community. The administrators of this blog reserve the right in its sole discretion to remove posts or comments that Georgetown determines do not meet the foregoing standards, violate any of these terms or conditions (including any of the Georgetown University policies referred to herein), or are otherwise inappropriate.

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15 thoughts on “Comment Policy

  1. It is hard to believe that in this day in age GWU really believes its own comment policy where it states, “Georgetown University encourages open debate and discussion and is a strong supporter of free speech.”

    As with most of America’s institutions of higher learning, this type of declaration is always applied within the bounds of the arena of liberal thought.

    To be fair, I suppose that if conservatives controlled the agenda at such institutions the new political correctness would center around their beliefs as well.

    The fact remains, however, that there is never, truly freedom of thought and speech without consequences.

    Paul Tooley

  2. This is very nice thing that Georgetown University encourages open debate and discussion. It’s our responsibility not to molest an educational field. All readers should contribute to help other readers to gain the knowledge that he doesn’t know. Let’s all improve ourselves.

  3. I am glad too see a comment policy provided! Far too often blogs will go against any terms and remove comments/posts. Although a champion of freedom of speech I do believe this website is fair to control which posts and comments can go through!
    Sometimes the best web design firms ( will create blogs and forget to be able to set up a comment policy!

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