Ashcroft: a civil rights liability
introduction to Erik Sprague's article gave me the impression that
I was about to read a flippant, uninformed piece. I was not disappointed.
Equating the election to a game of Command and Conquer is silly,
as the battlefield Sprague refers to was actually states' electoral
votes, which have nothing to do with the geographical area Sprague
seems concerned with. To continue the juvenile analogy, one could
point out that George Bush certainly didn't dominate if "troop numbers"
(American voters) were counted, as Al Gore won the popular vote.
Sheer numbers are sadly as useless in determining the presidency
as square miles, however, as Bush had the advantage in the Electoral
College. The College, of course, is a system designed more than
two centuries ago as part of a racist ploy to grant more power to
the southern slave owners. Allowed by the Three-Fifths Compromise
to count their non-voting slaves as fractional people in determining
their states' representation, bigots scored a victory. On the topic
of bigots, I would now like to shed some light on Attorney General
Designee John Ashcroft.
response to Ashcroft
am writing in response to the column written by Erik Sprague, "Ashcroft
is A-OK with this guy", that appeared in last week's issue of the
Bowdoin Orient. The article struck me as bizarre not so much for
Mr. Sprague's support of John Ashcroft but rather for the irresponsible
way in which facts were presented in the article without being backed
up by concrete sources. I understand that it was an opinion piece,
however I do not find this reason enough to make sweeping statements
without bothering to investigate their truth.
Eric Diamon '03 - Student Executive
are writing this letter to inform students, staff, and faculty about
a calendar issue that affects us all. The Thanksgiving Break for
Bowdoin College begins each year after classes on Wednesday, leaving
students with several difficult options. Students are forced either
to travel on one of the busiest travel days of the year, skip classes
and leave campus early, or simply to stay on campus for break. Many
faculty recognize this inherent difficulty and cancel their Wednesday
class well in advance. Others do so on the day of class because
of poor student attendance.
Gott, I disagree wholeheartedly
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