Ayers to speak in Omaha

Ayers to speak in Omaha

There are 4 comments on the Omaha World-Herald story from Sep 30, 2009, titled Ayers to speak in Omaha. In it, Omaha World-Herald reports that:

14, nearly one year after controversy led to the cancellation of a scheduled speech at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Ayers was invited to Omaha by the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska, a loose coalition of organizations that promote academic freedom in the state.

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No Way

United States

#1 Sep 30, 2009
The people of Omaha want this self-professed terrorist in town? I don't think so! Call the hotel and tell them JUST SAY NO!
FBen

United States

#2 Sep 30, 2009
Or might it be better to let the terrorist in town and have a huge protest waiting for this communist pig author of Obama's books. I don't see how this promotes academic freedom in the state.
Second Thoughts

Apple Valley, CA

#3 Sep 30, 2009
That's funny. His early life activities don't apply when those activities are focused against him. When he's directing a violent protest against the Vietmnam War, to him, it's a virtuous thing. But when others direct a protest against him, along with the threats of violence that he, himself, used some 40 years ago, he views the cancellation of his speech as,"Is a public university the personal fiefdom or the political clubhouse of the governor?... Do we collapse in fear if a small mob gathers with torches at the gates?. So, his small mob gathering with torches at the gate was a virtuous thing, but theirs is a travesty on free speech. What hypocrisy!!!
No Way

United States

#4 Oct 1, 2009
FBen wrote:
Or might it be better to let the terrorist in town and have a huge protest waiting for this communist pig author of Obama's books. I don't see how this promotes academic freedom in the state.
Is this what the citizens of Omaha want? No it isn't! The only freedom it promotes is that of a self-professed terrorist under the First Amendment. The A-ACLU is a member of the Academic Coalition of Nebraska. Just what "else" does the Academic Coalition push? Perhaps it's time to give them a stiff look?

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