Re: Is Bill Ayers a Terrorist?
I think that the question leads one to believe something true that simply isn't.
The question is "IS Bill Ayers a terrorist?". The answer is no. Had the question been "WAS Bill Ayers a terrorist?", the answer would have been yes. Let's further the analysis by asking the same type of question on a different topic.
Is George H. W. Bush a teenager? No. Was George H. W. Bush a teenager? Yes. Just because something was, doesn't mean it is and vice-versa.
I think that Ayers committed horrible crimes, does that mean he is still committing crimes? No. Now some will argue that once a terrorist always a terrorist. This is not true. History proves that this is not the case. Sadat, Begin, Quaddafi...
So from an academic point of view... No. He's not a terrorist.
The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so.
-- Hitler, April 11 1942