Today our country took another dreadful step towards seeing its own demise. Columbia University allowed a 2-bit dictator to stand and spew forth a venom that is completely and diametrically opposite to any type of freedom or democracy espoused by this country. This man has utilized military weapons to kill our soldiers, he has and is harboring terrorist cells, and is a voice stirring up anti-American sentiment around the world. Many arguments can be made, but in a nutshell, "Abu Johnny" should have not been allowed to speak ( except at his U.N. designated speech tomorrow).
I am all for Freedom of Speech. I state that, because many are arguing that this is his right. WRONG!! He is not guaranteed any of the freedoms that Americans have. He is a thug and a leader of a tyrannical nation hell-bent on destroying this country. He deserves and should receive nothing; no Press coverage period. Mahmoud has chosen not to answer questions posed at him, foregoing those answers to post his own agenda. This should not happen. How do we think parents of soldiers killed in Iran feel at the "red carpet" treatment given to AJ.
Some will argue that free discourse of thought is the reason for his speaking engagement. Again, nice try, but wrong. For free discourse to take place, thoughts must be exchanged. Allowing the man to not answer a question but to attack our ideals and principles on our soil is again not as it was intended. I have heard that many Columbia alumni are withdrawing university financial support. Good. Maybe they can eliminate the university president as well. How can the parents of students in this school truthfully feel good about their children's welfare as this idiot brings in speakers like this. Might as well get Charles Manson to come on a recruiting trip soon.
Lastly, an argument can be made that it was solely for educational purposes. Once again, this is a poorly veiled argument. Abu-Johnny was coming to the U.N. he also came for the chance to attract attention as he was given access to some of the brightest young minds in the college world today. Lets just give him the key to the pantry as well. We can then try to figure out where our food is when he's gone.
We are spiralling downward in a rapid pace. The morals have decayed badly, our society stands by and watches and does nothing. We allow all that our forefathers believed in to be trampled. We cannot even agree to uphold principles found within our constitution and the statement of declaring our own countries independence. It seems odd that men seeking to protect freedom now reside in other countries. Woe to us as we stand idly by and watch our own demise. Lets stop the slide now, 1 voice at a time.