I appreciate some of the points that Michael Gould-Wartofsky made in hisarticle but I also think that much of his essay could have been writtenby the Bush Administration. He is using fear to make his point just asothers in this country have in the past. He talks of how "CityUniversity of New York bought dozens of semiautomatic handguns." Almostevery police officer in the nation, except those throwbacks that stilluse a revolver, carry semi-automatic handguns. I recently graduated fromEastern Michigan University. EMU is not located in the middle of a majorcity but campus police all carried semi-automatic weapons; they arepolice officers, after all.
I just have a couple of questions on the issue of tracking foreign-bornstudents. How many of the 9/11 hijackers entered our country on studentvisas? How many stayed after the visa expired? Is it really so evil tokeep track of people who are here on a temporary visa? I realize thatthis is the so-called "slippery slope," but some accountability isnecessary.
Many of the things that Gould-Wartofsky wrote about shine a light onabuse of fear; please do not drop to the neocons' level.
Feb 8 2008 - 1:20pm