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Professors who are silent about oppression

Reader comment on item: Profs Who Hate America

Submitted by Rachel Neuwirth (United States), Nov 13, 2002 at 00:18

What those professors are not silent about, though, is their opposition to America's right of self-defense. Those professors who tolerate Arab tyrannies and despotic régimes in the ME are not silent in their intolerance of America.

Clearly America has now been attacked twice: first by Islamic terrorists, then, by some of her intellectuals.

It is quite bewildering that anyone can reason with anti- American loathing in time of war as you correctly put it: "Especially as we are at war, the goal must be for universities to resume their civic responsibilities."

Do these professors realize that above all things our young are in harm's way defending the very same freedom these professors enjoy sitting so comfortably in a class room in America spewing their misconceptions and perceptions?

One of the civic responsiblity these professor may do is have the students read the following poem.

by Father Dennis Edward O'Brien

It is the Soldier,
not the reporter who has given us freedom of press

It is the Soldier,
not the poet who has given us freedom of speech

It is the Soldier,
not the campus organizer who gives us freedom to demonstrate

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
who serves beneath the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.


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