It grieves me that we are not really fearless anymore. And we seem to have forgotten what freedom means.
Columbia University, by inviting Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak, has shown confidence in the wisdom and adultness of their students and our republic.
Ahmadinejad is the president of a major nation in a vital part of the world, and we should have enough self-assurance and belief in our own system of government, and in the intelligence of our college students, that we can let them (and our larger public) evaluate his words, whatever they may be.
To be terrified of his speaking there (or, for that matter, laying a wreath at Ground Zero) is behavior one would have expected from a fragile régime like Khrushchev’s USSR or Burma’s military junta, not the bold, brave, and fearless USA.
Monday, September 24, 2007
True American Values
Well, the article I want to share right now is worth it just for the title. It's called "Columbia University Shows True American Values". How I agree! Take a look at this excerpt: