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Before He Goes into OT, Bill Ayers Tackled by U of I Trustee

Chicago Sun-Times 24 September 2010 2 Comments

Some sanity from Chris Kennedy coming out against an Emeritus status for Bill Ayers

I intend to vote against conferring the honorific title of our university to a man whose body of work includes a book dedicated in part to the man who murdered my father, Robert F. Kennedy.

There is nothing more antithetical to the hopes for a university that is lively and yet civil, or to the hopes of our founding fathers for their great experiment of a self-governing people, than to permanently seal off debate with one’s opponents by killing them.

There can be no place in a democracy to celebrate political assassinations or to honor those who do so.

We are citizen trustees whose judgments should be predictable to the community that we serve, and I would ask anyone who challenges my judgment, “How could I do anything else?”

image Illini Linebacker Dick Butkus


  • Pat Hickey said:

    I would still like to hear exactly why Stanley Ikenberry hired this cowardly dope in the first place . . .Oh, that’s right, ComEd money.

    Maybe this pampered sneak and arch-louse can find emeritus status from Jefe Hugo in Venezuela. Ayers and his odious Old Lady spend a great deal of time down there anyway.

  • M. Sierakowski said:

    Finally I agree with a Kennedy.

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