Apparently there are limits to the Ivy League bastion’s tolerance and one group that does not meet them provides meals and medical care to undocumented visitors from south of the U. S. border before taking them home. “Harvard University seems to be resigned to suffer the same embarrassing fate as Columbia University in 2006 as they scamper to rescind their previous invitation to Jim Gilchrist, founder and president of the Minuteman Project, to participate in its immigration symposium scheduled for this Saturday, October 17 in Cambridge , Ma.,” the activist group reported. “Despite appearing at last February’s symposium at the Harvard Law School on immigration law with invited panelists ranging from legislators and government officials to academics and private practitioners from across the political spectrum, campus philosophical fanatics have terrorized the Harvard Undergraduate Legal Committee (HULC) with disruptive threats if Jim Gilchrist attends their proposed convention.”
“For almost six months student sponsors of Harvard’s Public Interest and Law Conference have planned for my appearance at Harvard University, but the minute they received threats from fellow students these pre-law students shied away from defending free speech,” Gilchrist said. “That future graduates of the most renowned university in the world are literally afraid to support the very cornerstone of the foundation of our nation, namely ‘free speech,’ ought to frighten anyone looking to America as the beacon of liberty, freedom, and justice for all.”
Maybe Harvard is holding out to line up a talk by the president’s undocumented aunt who lives nearby.
Malcolm A. Kline is the executive director of Accuracy in Academia.