It doesn’t happen often, but I disagree with Jeralyn’s previous post on Ward Churchill.

Not with the main point of her post — that Bill Owens’s response to Churchill’s deplorable remarks is grandstanding of the worst sort (the fact that he made his call for Churchill’s firing in a letter to be read at a Republican rally makes that abundantly clear).

But, unlike Jeralyn, I do think that Churchill’s support for violence crosses an important line, and that he ought to lose his tenured position at the University of Colorado.

Still, the fact that Jeralyn and I disagree only reinforces her broader point — which is that we have Freedom of Speech for a reason. It’s fine to disagree, but we can do so with civility and rationality, virtues that seem in short supply when it comes to the furor over Ward Churchill.

Daniel Brogan
Daniel Brogan
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