Behind the Institutional Free Speech Firewalls


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Behind the Institutional Free Speech Firewalls

Ft Collins, CO –-( “Filters”

Most domestic school systems heavily “filter” email, not just children’s email, but everyone’s!

Subscribers with “.edu” or “k12″ somewhere in their email address frequently complain that DTI Quips are not getting through.

DTI Quips frequently contain words and topics that are likely to be “flagged” by such filters.

The result is that “offending” email does not go into a “spam file,” where it can be reviewed, and rejected at the pleasure of the recipient.

No, institutional “filters” assure that the recipient never even sees it, nor is he made aware it ever existed!

With institutions, such “filtering” is not voluntarily! Recipients are not given a choice, nor do they have any input with regard to what terms and subjects are “filtered out.”

With personal email addresses, recipients can voluntarily impose filtering. This represents a personal choice, and most providers make it available, to one degree or another.

However, with institutions (particularly educational), involuntarily, often secret, “filtering” of email messages, and other communication, has become routine.

It is involuntarily imposed by so-called “educators,” who comically claim to be “fighting for freedom!”

A reminder:

Just as our Constitution does not guarantee innocent people a fair trial, our First Amendment was not put in place in order to protect speech you love!

“Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy, because you have ‘nothing to hide’ is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech, because you have nothing to say.” ~ Snowden

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apparently my comments are not getting posted–what gives?


had you waited just one more minute you would not have wasted everyone’s time by writing your second post.

What gives?


What is a “VPN” and how do I get one?

Scotty Gunn

Where I work blocks almost everything gun related. I use my cell phone and run through a vpn to check my bids on gunbroker, and the like.


It used to be only the Chinese and people in strictly controlled countries needed to use VPN solutions to bypass government filters. Its a statement of our times that citizens of a “free” America now have to resort to this stuff.


VPN. Get one, log in, and bypass unconstitutional filters.


Just a heads up Verizon NJ and Comcast NJ are blocking access to the following message is being sent when accessing:”451 Were sorry but Defcad has been blocked in your location “ so much for first amendment assholes

Rusty Chains

If you are using a VPN on a privately owned device they can’t see what sites you are using, or your private email.

Chuck Crosthwait

I’m responding to the original suggestion here. Using a VPN will NOT prevent involuntary email filters from preventing emails from reaching your inbox. Your VPN does not bypass your email server. Your email doesn’t get delivered to your personal computer like a web page, it goes to the email server. In the case of a .k12 or .edu email address, as mentioned in the article, the involuntary filters act on all messages that go to the server and a VPN won’t prevent that. What’s more you probably won’t be able to utilize said VPN as most educational systems use a… Read more »