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Letter: Taxes should not support leftists

Taxes should not finance leftists
It is regrettable that this letter is written so long after the event at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Because of the lack of information from the Salisbury Post, I had to research the material myself.
As a taxpayer in North Carolina, I am very resentful of my tax dollars going to a university that allows behavior such as that which occurred at Bingham Hall. Yes, Chancellor Holden Thorp offered an apology to Tom Tancredo for the conduct of the leftists. However, no mention was made of the academic professors’ part in this situation. They fired up the students a week before the event and were in the audience to cheer them on.
Maybe I misunderstand education, but there are two main ingredients: learn to learn and learn to think. In order to learn to learn, there must be a proper environment. To learn to think, information on both sides of the subject matter is required. These two ingredients were not allowed by the leftists at Bingham Hall on April 14.
The Post’s editorial on April 17 was a quality piece. However, it failed to mention the professors’ involvement in cheerleading the leftists to their protest against free thinking.
As usual, the leftist youth are blaming the situation on Campus police and Western culture.
Thank God for the student from Asheville, Lizette Lopez, whose parents are from Honduras. She tried to save the night and said, “Honestly, we were the ones who had more at stake” than the vocal protesters. She said it was “depressing” that freedom of speech lost the night.
I am not against legal immigration. My ancestors came from France at a time when Protestants were being slaughtered at the rate of approximately 75,000 a day simply because they were Protestants.
I hope to join other North Carolinian taxpayers in demanding that this type of behavior on taxpayers’ campuses will not be allowed.
ó Andrew Garner
Rockwell

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