To the editor:
Instead of debating how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, our learned educators have been tasked with determining which buildings at Kansas University should allow concealed carry of weapons (Journal-World, “Guns on Campus,” Oct. 21). How far we have fallen!
This inquiry from the Kansas Board of Regents (what a diminution of that word) speaks volumes about the sickness of American culture and the madness which now passes for debate among our legislators. There once was a time when we believed that education could help tame man’s darker nature. Those days are over, and the ivory towers, the cities on the hill, are in the process of becoming armed fortresses, where instead of free thought and expression, students and teachers huddle behind ignorance, submissiveness and fear.