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Letter: Stupid threat

September 30, 2013

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To the editor:

However offensive one might find Professor Guth’s remarks, freedom of speech, a principle upon which our country is founded, is far more important. The legislator’s response, to defund Kansas University in retaliation, is unconscionable and just plain stupid. It makes as much sense to defund our public high schools or even our grade schools where such “offensive beliefs” might be planted.

I get so tired of being ashamed of living in Kansas, a state I used to love and respect for its bright, caring and responsible people. Remember when Kansas was known for defying slavery, standing up for civil rights, supporting the rights of women, and being a part of exploring space (among other achievements)? 

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Liberty275 6 months, 2 weeks ago

We should all also take a moment to remember the Great State of Kansas also enacted prohibition in it's constitution before America did. Take pride Kansas!

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md 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Replace nra with gay or minority and no doubt he would have lost his job. What a bunch of hypocrites.

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fmrl 6 months, 2 weeks ago

If he had made his comments as "splorfy" or something that would have been different. If he had been a little more articulate or displayed literacy it would have made a difference.

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fmrl 6 months, 2 weeks ago

The State of Kansas has a responsibility to educate its students free of indoctrination-from either the right or the left. When a state employee makes public remarks that call into question that capability it has the right to be concerned.

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Steven Gaudreau 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Vertigo, if the Grand Wizard of the kkk makes the statement " I hope one of you kills a black tonight" during a rally and a member commits that crime, you do you believe the actions of the Wizard had nothing to do with the actions of the killer?

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Lora Gilliland Schneider 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Does Guth have the right to say what he said? Yes. Does Fred Phelps and his posse of lemmings have the right to say what they say? Yes. Freedom of speech is one thing. Stupidity and irresponsible use of it is another. Hate is hate. Being open-minded is accepting others opinions even when they don't allign with our own. I may not like what either of these examples said...but it is their right to say it. I just wish they would use less hate and more thought in their expressions.

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ThePilgrim 6 months, 2 weeks ago

That legislator would likely cut funding to KU without provocation.

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Les Blevins 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Kansas and Kansans have stood on the correct side of important issues many times, of that there can be on doubt. But what has Kansas done for the sake of the common good lately? If any Kansans want to see us here in Kansas standing on the correct side of the climate issue, the most important issue facing humanity these days, I would like to speak to them and urge them to join me in a modern day version of the Battle of Black Jack. That is to do battle with our oppressors who continue to hold us in bondage with their political influence and with the money they extract from us with their climate warming fossil energy we are tied to. To join in this effort please call me in Lawrence at 842-1943.

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Iam Tired 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Guth's remark is acceptable since it is "freedom of speech."

The legislator’s response is also acceptable since it is "freedom of speech."

The LTE is acceptable since it is "freedom of speech."

This comment is acceptable since it is "freedom of speech."

Stupidity is free ... being responsible for one's stupidity can be costly.

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