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I didn't know it was this bad.

Reader comment on item: Columbia University vs. America

Submitted by Richard Rheiner (United States), Apr 1, 2003 at 17:12

I was aware that there was a "hate America" problem at our universities, but I didn't know it has fulminated into a real anti-American rally in our university classrooms. I believe this goes beyond the free speech guarantees of our Constitution. It is tantamount to crying out a false fire warning in a theater. What can we do to arrest this malignancy? Truth doesn't faze these haters who have taken license far beyond that which they were granted when they signed on to teach. If they continue on unrebutted effectively, people will begin to believe the big lie as they did in 1930s Germany.

Worst of all, I sense anarchy in the street demonstrations and this must be countered. But how do we do it without trampling on the gifts of our Constitution? I turn to you, Dr. Pipes, and I turn to your knowledgeable colleagues to lead the way. May G-d guide you in your endeavors.


Richard Rheiner
Millersville, Maryland

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