This past weekend, the Young Conservatives of Texas at A&M discovered that several A&M professors and graduate assistants signed a petition in support of the former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers. This comes just two days after Ayers appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America in his first sit down interview since being connected with President-Elect Barack Obama. YCT is posting the above flier around campus this week to inform students of these professors’ endorsement of Ayers.
William Ayers is responsible for bombing the New York City Police Headquarters, the U.S. Capitol Building, and the Pentagon. William Ayers seriously contemplated the deaths of 25 million Americans.
“I don’t regret setting bombs, said Ayers in 2001 to the NY Times, ”I feel we didn’t do enough.” He stood by this statement on Good Morning America. Moreover, in his latest book Fugitive Days (2001), Ayers reflects on whether or not he might use bombs against the U.S. in the future: “I can’t imagine entirely dismissing the possibility,” he writes on page 285
“Terrorists intimidate, while we aimed only to educate,” he wrote in Fugitive Days on page 263. And now Ayers is a university professor of education?!
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The professors signing the endorsement include Patrick Slattery, Professor of Teaching, Learning, and Culture; Kathryn Bell McKenzie, Assistant Professor of Education Administration and Human Resource Development; Marian Eide, Associate Professor of English; Kimberly Brown, Associate Professor of English and Director of Africana Studies. Professor Brown was the keynote speaker of the 2008 Freshman Convocation. Is Ayers what she had in mind when she encouraged students to study “the history of student protest”? Professor Slattery calls himself a “very close personal friend” of Ayers and “in regular communication with him.”
The A&M student body, former students, and Bryan-College Station community should be very concerned about A&M professors supporting a radical like Ayers. These professors need to explain this endorsement.
Do they approve of Ayers’ violent past? Do they approve of his ongoing agenda to indoctrinate school children with leftist propaganda, to teach them to hate our country? Are violent bombings, mass genocide, and communist revolution the kind of “education” we should be teaching American children in schools?
As of this writing, these professors have yet to answer these questions.