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Thursday August 5th

Letter: Faculty who vandalize should be fired

TO THE EDITOR: 

As a former DTH associate editor and one of the plaintiffs in the Speaker Ban suit, which was decided 50 years ago this month, I find shocking your story that 17 tenured senior professors are planning to tear down Silent Sam even if such an act violates North Carolina's criminal statutes. If this is true, they are just like the Marxist Antifa, the Taliban and ISIS, in that they feel they are free to go around masked and committing acts of vandalism for political or religious reasons. 

Our democracy is based on the Constitution and the rule of law. If any employee of the University participates in such an act he or she should be arrested and prosecuted, and, if convicted, fired from his or her professorship. I'll bet there is a huge number of alumni that agree with this view.

John Greenbacker Jr.

Class of '67

Political Science

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