Teacher Who Suggested Soldiers Should Kill Their Superior Officers Quits

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    The professor who gained national attention for suggesting U.S. soldiers in Iraq kill their superior officers has resigned his teaching post at a New Jersey college, moments before school officials were slated to decide his fate.

    The pre-emptive action by adjunct English professor John Daly was taken late yesterday, shortly before an emergency meeting of the board of trustees at Warren County Community College.

    "The board was informed of Mr. Daly's decision to resign his adjunct position at WCCC effective immediately," said college president Dr. William Austin.

    "I firmly believe that the most precious freedom all Americans share is the First Amendment right of freedom of speech. I am committed to working unceasingly to see that it is preserved for all WCCC students, faculty and staff," he added. "At the same time, there are existing state laws – as well as college policies and procedures – that must be followed to ensure that all members of our college are free and encouraged to exercise their right to free speech without fear of intimidation or retaliation. I am dedicated to protecting and preserving that freedom."

    Austin concluded by noting the college would "rededicate ourselves to a review of our current policies and procedures to make certain that we continue to foster an open and collegial learning environment at our institution. I personally pledge to see that tolerance training is included in our next faculty and staff in-service, and to consider a broad range of student input in its development."

    The board's meeting last night had been called to discuss how to handle the controversy surrounding an e-mail sent by Daly to one of his students.

    As WorldNetDaily reported, the e-mail was a reply to freshman Rebecca Beach for her announcement of a campus program last Thursday featuring decorated Iraq war hero Lt. Col. Scott Rutter.

    Daly wrote: "Real freedom will come when soldiers in Iraq turn their guns on their superiors."

    His remarks were reminiscent of anti-war protesters in San Francisco who displayed a sign in March 2003 which stated: "We support our troops when they shoot their officers."


    Daly said Sunday he was worried he would be fired, and already had been told not to show up for the three classes he was scheduled to teach yesterday, according to Inside Higher Ed, an online news source.

    The instructor said he stood by the e-mail message, but it was being taken out of context. His comment about soldiers turning their guns on superiors was meant "in the most metaphoric sense," he explained


    Rest of story: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47562
     
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    Churchill still hasn't been fired. It isn't necessarily true that he would have been.
     
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    With Churchill if people strongly disagree with him, which I do, but have NO affiliation with his school, I'd voice my displeasure. For this guy, the caving on his boss was his reading of the tea leafs.

    Really, regarding CO and Churchill. CO is not that conservative, if the board wishes to stay 'true' good luck. They already lost the president of the university.
     
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    Colorado is more solidly libertarian conservative than most believe. If Churchill does lose his job it will be for plagiarism and not for what he said. He is still under investigation. This particular guy went quickly while Churchill has been a long-term and painstaking process that if the people of CO didn't care would have already been dismissed rather than would be under consideration.
     
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    What a chickenshit. He reminds me of congressional Democrats who - when invited to back up all their sniping with a true "no confidence" vote - FOR THE RECORD - knocked each other out of the way diving for cover. STFU!
     
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    I think this dude caught wind of my suggestion that all students kill their crazy teachers. :teeth:
     

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