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November 28, 2007


Rabbi Yonah

Thanks you Assemblyman DeVore for keeping these issues in the spotlight. The MSU at UC Irvine has not demonstrated in recent memory any goodwill towards tolerance.

Besides the huge disruption of Pipes speech, which helped bring to campus last year, they have disrupted other Jewish speakers, for example, Prime Minister Olmert's brother who spoke last year.

The Mechnical Eye

And let's see if we can avoid the mindless antagonism both sides invite.

It benefits Daniel Pipes if the story is about undergrads wrecking his talk. It hurts him if he has to forthrightly explain what a massive foreign policy nightmare fighting World War IV has been.


Chuck DeVore

Good points, Mechanical, regarding the benefits of undisrupted free speech.

But, since you raised the issue, do you believe that "fighting World War IV has been" a "massive foreign policy nightmare" because we counterattacked after 9/11 or do you believe that the war in Afghanistan, Iraq, and actions elsewhere have simply been ill-executed? If the former, then do you believe that it is possible for the most powerful and wealthiest nation on earth to be universally loved by simply absorbing attacks? If the latter, do you believe that the improved conditions on the ground in Iraq might someday lead to victory over Islamic extremists, at least in that theater of operations?

All the best,

Chuck DeVore
State Assemblyman, 70th District


If both sides were polite at Annapolis, can one hope for the same at UCI?


Anyone who believes that the msu will give Mr. Pipes the right to speak is a fool. Their agenda is to shut down any speach that does not agree with them. The only thing interesting about tonight, will be how quickly and how far the campus police will run away from the ball room, and how quickly the left demands that Mr. Pipes not be allowed his right to free speach.

Dan Chmielewski

Sorry Chuck. I missed the part where Iraq attacked us on 9/11.

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