Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Not on the "Taxpayers Dime"

Critics of Ward Churchill continue to blat that he espouses his opinions on "the taxpayers' dime," implying that as long as Churchill draws a professor's salary his First Amendment rights are somehow not as good as those of other people. Churchill blasted this kind of thinking in a speech last evening to a packed house at the University of Colorado.

'I do not work for taxpayers,' prof says

Churchill throws down gauntlet at speech in Boulder

By Charlie Brennan, Rocky Mountain News
February 9, 2005

BOULDER - A defiant Ward Churchill told an overflow audience of more than a thousand at the University of Colorado on Tuesday night that he will not back down or be silenced.

Most of the crowd that packed CU's Glenn Miller Ballroom for Churchill's speech appeared to be pulling for him in the fight of his professional life. It was his first public talk since becoming embroiled in controversy for his 3-year-old essay on the Sept. 11 attacks.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To the extent that the taxpayers fund the university system, they should have some say in how it is run and what it teaches. Higher education has clearly been "off the rails" (focusing on political agendas and indoctrination rather than education) for some time now, and I personally wonder how long the taxpayers are going to put up with it.