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Conservative Values Fair Game

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Submitted by Bob Clock (United States), Apr 4, 2003 at 22:53

How utterly sickening to read of DeGenova's hateful and treasonous diatribe. The liberal pseudo-intellectuals, however, seem to spout their "hate America" message often and with impunity. The leftists feel they have every right to assail our president, the military, Christians, and Jews. Had a brave colleague dared voice an opinion against the Muslim world, homosexuality, abortion, or women's rights he/she would have been dismissed from the school. Freedom of speech is a relative concept to them. Seems those who espouse tolerance and peace are the least tolerant and most prone to anarchy as recent street protests affirm.
That a professor at Columbia would advocate and favor the death of our sons and daughters in the military is indefensible. That he would hold a teaching position molding young minds is incredible. That the university would take no action in removing this person from its faculty sadly mimics today's lack of character and principled leadership in academia.
Our country is at war. These comments cross well over the line of "free speech". With the privilege of freedom of speech comes responsibility to preserve it. Shame on Columbia!
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