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Reader comment on item: Columbia University vs. America

Submitted by Bob Lamoreaux (United States), Apr 3, 2003 at 12:57

I'm probably a liberal on some things and a conservative on others. As a lawyer, I strongly support "freedom of speech". However, I suspect that some speech should be censored if for no other reason than the protection of the speaker. Professor DeGenova's statement is that type of speech.

Perhaps if the United States withdrew from the concept of "all-volunteer" armed services and reenacted the draft, specifically making armed forces (or a civilian alternative) service mandatory for all who are able to serve the air-headed "liberalism" infecting the country would diminish to something more realistic.

Whether or not the war in Iraq is "just" or will solve the "Middle East" problems is yet to be seen. Frankly, I have reservations about this war, mainly over the ultimate outcome. The Iraqi government has stonewalled the UN for over ten years. And yet there are those who argued for "more time". At what point does a line get drawn in the sand?

Anyway, I think that twelve weeks at MCRD, Parris Island, SC would do Professor DeGenova and his ilk some good.

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