At the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, our neighbors to the north have invited a domestic terrorist to speak at the college. Some are understandably outraged.
According to CNS News, a group called “Students for a Democratic Society” (why is it that groups which hate America and cling to Marxist ideals usually have “Democratic” in their title?) has invited Bill Ayers, former member of Weather Underground, to speak at the university.
Ayers and his group set off bombs back in the early 1970s in the Pentagon, the Capitol Building, several banks, courthouses and other locations. Several members of his own organization were killed when one of their bombs went off prematurely.
The college president Charles E. Kupchella claims, according to the article,
“I do not see how anyone could logically conclude that the University has therefore endorsed the things a speaker is alleged to have done some 40 years ago.”
If the man had denounced and repudiated his former acts, it might be worthwhile to have him speak on why his actions were wrong. But to the best of my knowledge, he has never expressed regret for his actions.
In fact, the article says
Brevik noted that in a 2001 interview with the New York Times, Ayers — looking back on his days as a fugitive — said, /ldblquote I don’t regret setting bombs; I feel we didn’t do enough.”” (In one of those weird quirks, the interview was published on Sept. 11, 2001.)
Even now, Ayers refuses to apologize for his terrorist acts against the United States, Brevik said.
There should not even be a question of an unrepentant terrorist coming to speak at any event, much less a public university.
We’ve lost our way somewhere, that not only does this student group fail to realize how wrong this is, but so does the college president.