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January 23, 2017


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Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King

....And the Presidential Medal of Freedom, with Distinction goes to Fordham University, announced today by Press Secretary Spicer. It announcing the award, he noted, "We are one nation, one people and one leader."


While I am generally in agreenent with Steve I respectfully disagree. These anti isreal orgs are almost always rabidly anti jewish and embrace aapproval of terrorism. As such, they should be banned. Moreover, as you noted, these same orgs will deny a platform to the counter view. Therefore, if anything allowing these bds type orgs to preach their hate is actually a disservice to academic freedom. By all means let vigorous debate serve as a vehicle for constructive engagement but these folks simply wont let the other side get a word in.

Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King


I have no doubt that these groups espouse anti-Israel views and anti-Semitism. However, in restraining these groups from speaking, you teach ALL young folks at these institutions that gagging the EPA, NASA and now, the Dept. of Agriculture is ok unless they support your worldview.


I hear you Captain and I usually hold a vigorous freedom of expression mantra - however - and this is the key - these groups attempt to silence their opponents. So by allowing these groups, you basically endorse and encourage a climate of a regressive anti-academic freedom culture. If you favor academic freedom, these groups should not be allowed to deny this right to others. When students attend and hear ONLY their version and an educational institution enables the crushing of the other side's view, there is a real problem.

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