May 09, 2007


Professor Forced Out for Citing George Washington:

A tenured college professor is set to be fired for simply sending out an e-mail to colleagues containing George Washington’s "Thanksgiving Day Proclamation of 1789.”

Already professor Walter Kehowski at Glendale Community College in Arizona has been placed on forced administrative leave and the school’s chief has recommended his termination.

I can relate to this story. In the days after 9/11, I made the naive mistake of forwarding Gordon Sinclair's "The Americans" to my grad school email list. Yeah, not such a good idea on a college campus. While I didn't have a job to lose over it, I sure did bring the heat. One student went off-her-rocker mad, saying I was a racist and disrespectful for sending such garbage around. I was lucky that a couple of other students came to my defense. And, as I've written about before, my favorite professor took me aside and taught me a valuable lesson: "The last place it's OK to be American is in an American university."

What in the hell have we come to when quoting George Washington is now considered "'hostile' and 'derogatory'”?

Posted by Sarah at May 9, 2007 10:54 AM | TrackBack

You can only imagine, then, the nonsense that we see on the campuses around the Triangle in North Carolina, those bastions of free speech and so forth.....provided you happen to agree with the various moonbat ideas.

Free speech is one of those things we are going to have to rediscover on university campuses in this country. It really is disgusting....

Posted by: Bob at May 9, 2007 03:32 PM

Thanks,S. I would have missed this one if you
hadn't brought it to our attention. I am
forwarding the article to everyone I know.
It's dangerous territory when a professor can
be fired for distributing the words of The
Father of our Country!

Even the liberals should see how slippery a slope
this could be.

Posted by: MaryIndiana at May 10, 2007 07:54 AM