"Where but in America could these comments be publicly proclaimed without government storm troopers storming the lectern? Isn't this the most telling contrast between what we stand for and what we're fighting against? You've got to love the first amendment but it's awfully hard sometimes."
An emailer on the Columbia U KKK rally, I mean "teach-in". He's right of course. The very fact of these idiots' existence disproves their theories. However, this does not mean we should not express our criticism and disapproval of them in no uncertain terms, we have 1st Amendment rights as well. I advise anyone reading this to email Columbia and express your outrage in terms as unyielding and ferocious as you deem fit.