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)?