Clean walls vs. free speech

At a time when any opposition to the George W. Bush administration’s agenda is being labeled by some as unpatriotic or as an aid to terrorism, it is sad that the University seems more concerned about keeping the campus chalk-free than about honoring free speech, as addressed in The Minnesota Daily’s Dec. 10 article “U officials might adopt a chalk policy to eliminate ‘distasteful chalking.’ ” Are clean walls worth contributing to the erosion of freedom that Americans are facing under the guise of keeping The United States safe?

Glenn Hirsch, Ph.D., University staff