Friday, June 30, 2006

A Conservative Plot?

That anyone would actually propose that the attacks on 9-11 were orchestrated by the U.S. government is absolutely crazy. The present administration may be many things negative, but to suggest they had a hand in that tragedy deserves condemnation.

Having said that, conspiracy theories have been around since the beginning of time ... Check out the number of books and essays surrounding the mystery of the Kennedy assassination and you get a good idea that crackpots are everywhere (though even I admit there are unanswered questions).

The University of Wisconsin system is doing the right thing to investigate Kevin Barrett’s class syllabus and materials and “ensure that his course content is academically appropriate.” [From a written statement by Provost Patrick Farrell]

However, we must also ensure that the right to speak one’s mind is not infringed, no matter how reprehensible the views.

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