While I appreciate The Daily Tar Heel acknowledging that there are some conservatives at UNC, I am extremely disturbed with the tone of the Oct. 10 article entitled "Conservatives Call UNC Campus Liberal." The article portrayed conservatives as radical by quoting a UNC professor and organizer of the recent teach-ins who attacked conservative talk radio, calling them "hate radio shows." This statement piques my curiosity primarily because I was at the last teach-in and witnessed several speakers come forth and bash our president and our country. Conservative talk radio is less aggressive in their attack on liberals, than the teach-ins have been in their attack on America. Furthermore, I stand in complete agreement with David Horowitz in saying that UNC is a one-party school, and fully support his "war to make it a two-party school."
However, this can only happen if the DTH and other campus organizations are open-minded enough to allow conservative ideas to be heard. It seems as though every event on campus is geared toward liberal students at UNC. Instead of having speakers such as Lesra Martin and Mark Shields at UNC, why don't we diversify our forums and allow speakers such as Lauch Faircloth, Elizabeth Dole and J.C. Watts to come speak? Until we do so, Carolina will continue to be an institution of closed minds.
Political Science and English
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