05-28-2009, 01:31 AM
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Re: Liberty U. bans Democrats
Politics Over Principles at Liberty U
Yet another opinion
If one thing has defined the success of the United States' longstanding, two-party rule, it is that each party has been willing to engage the other.
Healthy debate has led to constructive legislation, which has positively affected millions of Americans.
Liberty University's decision ["Liberty U. Drops Democratic Club," Metro, May 23] to no longer recognize its campus Democratic group continues a frightening trend of shutting out one's enemies rather than engaging them. To Liberty, the College Democrats are the enemy, espousing views that run contrary to the university's principles.
What if every American college and university followed Liberty's example and chose to take sides in this era's increasingly nasty political arena?
Imagine that thousands of schools stopped recognizing the College Democrats, while thousands of others stopped recognizing the College Republicans.
Through its actions, Liberty has proudly embraced politics over equality, fear over acceptance and close-mindedness over open debate. In the context of espousing American principles, Liberty University has chosen a surprisingly un-American path.
The decision by the son of Jerry Falwell, leader of Liberty University in Lynchburg, to deny young Democrats recognition on campus while allowing young Republicans recognition is solid grounds for the IRS to cancel the university's tax-free status in whatever form it may exist.
Jerry Falwell Jr. is vying to outdo Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's hypocrisy toward human intelligence. Surely this incredible political statement is an embarrassment to his church and to all freedom-loving people of our nation.
Politics Trumps Principles at Falwell's Liberty University - washingtonpost.com
ROBERT T. MANSKER
"Through its actions, Liberty has proudly embraced politics over equality, fear over acceptance and close-mindedness over open debate."....My thoughts exactly..
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