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Posted on 11/20/2005 2:11:07 PM PST by CometBaby
HERNDON, VA Young Americas Foundation exposed Warren Community Colleges radical Professor John Daly, who in an email to student Rebecca Beach, vowed to intimidate those students who host conservative speakers and called for American soldiers in Iraq to murder their superiors.
Instead of admonishing the professors intemperate attack on a students right of free expression, Warren Community College President William Austin said Prof. John Daly has first amendment rights to harass Rebecca. Furthermore, the President is trying to bully Rebecca into silence. He said Rebecca, not Prof. John Daly, is ruining the colleges name by going on talk radio and television exposing Dalys mean spirited email.
In an interview with the Express-Times, a local New Jersey paper, Daly stood by his email to Rebecca. He told the paper that Rebeccas conservative group is an ultra right-wing, possibly fascist, group.
Dalys email to Rebecca came after she sent a note to faculty announcing the appearance of decorated war hero Lt. Col. Scott Rutter to discuss Americas accomplishments in Iraq.
Dalys unedited email can be read in full below.
Prof. John Daly knowingly intimidated one of his students. Thats not protected by the First Amendment, said Jason Mattera, spokesman for Young Americas Foundation. It was poor judgment to hire Daly to begin with. Warren Community College compounds their ineptitude by defending Dalys harassment of Rebecca.
A bit further down they have a complete transcript of the original email he sent to her, in which he says, "I will continue to expose your right-wing, anti-people politics until groups like your won't dare show their face on a college campus."
Man, if I were a law firm I would grab her up and sue them for millions of dollars for misusing their position of power over the students.
It's going just exactly the way I said it would.
Only anti-American Leftists have freedom of speech on campus, people. Everything they say, no matter how evil or mean-spirited, is "free speech." And when we call them on it, it's "hate speech."
Time for the college Pres to get the heave-ho.
Only anti-American Leftists have freedom of speech on campusA tradition that goes back at least as far as the so-called Berkeley Free Speech Movement, where no conservatives were allowed to speak.
I note that he said "a college campus" and not just "our college campus". This was one sick individual for sure.
He should be fired.
I hope Ms. Beach has the stength and courage to stand up to this attack. The leftists are like vampires... the best way to defeat them is to expose them to the light of day. The more she calls attention to their actions, the hotter it'll get for her, until it reaches a breaking point. More power to her and her fight.
The university is our next battleground for conservatism.
What does it take to shut a seudo-college down?
Ever notice how people take great exception to the charge that university campuses across the nation tilt extremely to the left? Yet guys like this and Ward Churchill are almost impossible to get rid of.
Definitely a "hostile environment" for learning! ACLJ, Rutherford...?
Maybe a change of heart:
"Warren County Community College to Hold an Emergency Meeting
The Board of Trustees of Warren County Community College will convene an emergency meeting of the Board, Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 6:30 PM. This meeting was called by Board Chair Edward Smith.
The Board of Trustees intends to consider the welfare and rights of its students, the college community, and the public in lieu of recent events. The Board will also consider personnel issues.
The college President, Dr. William Austin reiterates his statement that comments made by Mr. Daly are his own. The opinions Mr. Daly has expressed do not represent the views of the community college, administration, faculty, staff or students, nor do his views align with the colleges mission and core values.
College President Dr. Austin said, The Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for the first legally available date.
I believe he has been FReeped! This is our County College and on Monday I'm planning on placing a few calls to the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Thursday I emailed the President of WCCC and as of today I haven't received a reply. Hannity has challenged this Daly clown to a debate at the College. We will see what happens next.
That is abuse of the children that do not mirror their leftist views. This is an abuse of power they can't get away from while at school.
That is educational rape.
Sue their butts off.
Here's your leftist crack-smoker in his full glory. This time tomorrow, WCCC's e-mail server will be shut down from the e-mail traffic and I won't feel the slightest bit sorry about contributing my 2 or 3 e-mailed letters to it.
Paging John Gibson, Sean Hannity, and Bill O'Reilly...
Yes, call her conservative group 'fascist' while engaging in fascist activity.
Should this be called 'projection' or an 'operational fallacy'? Hmmm...
Last time I checked, the First Amendment wasn't the private possession of college Presidents to dole out as personally seen fit.
LOL BTW, this is the first time I have run across your screen name though we have both been around here for a bit......
See you on the threads.....
100 million is a conservative (no pun intended) estimate of the victims of communism. What an ignorant putz this Daley is. He not only is in denial of the # of Commie victims, but equates capitalism with the State. How has capitalism killed people?
Mr. DiMaio emailed me this personal press release he has issued:
November 18, 2005
Contact- Freeholder John DiMaio
As a county freeholder for five years I have become a supporter of Warren County Community College during my time in office. Recently, a part-time adjunct instructor, Mr. John Daly responded to a students invitation to attend a student club event sponsored by Young Americans for Freedom. After reading Mr. John Dalys e-mail response I feel personally offended and believe that no student of our college should have to endure such an outrageous assault. Further, I feel our troops and our leaders have been wrongfully maligned. As a leader in Warren County concerned with the use of our tax dollars, I am even more offended that our taxes have gone to support his malicious rhetoric.
However, I can assure all Warren County residents that this part-time adjunct instructor for the college does not represent the views of the college, President Austin, or the board of trustees, many of whom I voted to appoint.
I have complete confidence in the College administration and their ability to investigate this situation and handle it judiciously and expeditiously. The college President has assured me that the investigation has been elevated to ensure the safety of all concerned. Warren County Community College has become a college that serves our community and one that we should continue to proudly support. As college liaison, I am continuously in communication with President Austin and he is keeping me well informed. Although I cannot personally be satisfied with the outcome at this point, I know that he, his administration, and the Board will resolve this issue as quickly as is legally possible.
And, this story also provides a bit more detail:
Administrators at Warren County Community College said Friday they were investigating the classroom conduct of an adjunct professor who e-mailed comments about the Iraq war to the founder of a conservative student group.
"I personally find Mr. Daly's e-mail disgraceful and offensive, yet I must maintain that the college be a place for free expression, ideas, and open debate," college president Will Austin said in a statement.
English Professor John Daly, a member of the anti-war group International A.N.S.W.E.R., e-mailed WCCC freshman Rebecca Beach on Sunday, responding to her request to tell his students about a campus visit by retired Lt. Col. Scott Rutter, a veteran of the Iraq war and now a Fox News commentator.
Beach founded the campus chapter of Young Americans for Freedom, a national conservative activist group. Her group, and the conservative Young America's Foundation, brought Rutter to campus to speak about his experiences in Iraq.
In his e-mail to Beach, who was not his student, Daly wrote that he believes the war will end only when American soldiers turn their guns on their commanding officers.
College officials said they were investigating Daly's e-mail message, as well as his conduct and his expression of views in the classroom on campus.
"We must remember that Mr. Daly is just one instructor out of many here," Austin said. "He does not represent the college's views, mission and core values. We are a small community college and are here to serve the community and will continue to do so."
Reached by telephone Friday, Daly said he didn't believe the college could investigate an e-mail he sent as a private communication.
Once again, he stood by his statements on the future of the war in Iraq. He reiterated his belief that soldiers are being sent there to benefit oil companies.
"A lot of people are really upset about this main comment, my belief, and the belief of others, and the historical evidence that the war will end when soldiers turn around and fight for social justice here at home," Daly said.
He said he had been horrified to learn that soldiers used white phosphorus, an incendiary weapon, during the battle for Fallujah in 2004.
"That violence has been going on, by the U.S. military, using working and poor people like the students at WCCC who die for oil profits," Daly said. "There's plenty of evidence now."
Beach appeared on Fox New Channel's "Hannity and Colmes" on Friday night. She told the show's hosts she believed Daly should be fired.
College officials have said they are treating Daly's e-mail as a personnel issue. Daly said he was talking with college officials about his employment at the school.
"We're in discussions right now about our future relationship," he said. "That will probably be finalized sometime next week."
Reporter Sara Leitch can be reached at 908-475-8044 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
For anyone interested, I have a ping list for "Tyranny of Liberal Academia". Let me know if you'd like to be either on or off the list.
Maybe we can send David Horowitz and his crew after them.
Most employers don't get to do that when they have allowed an employee to violate the civil rights of another.
Sean has been on this since Thursday. He had Rebecca on his radio show on Thurs & Fri & his TV show, Friday night.
Yup, so've Gibson and O'Reilly. You'd think that folks involved in higher education would've learned when to stop digging.
If John Doe publicly calls for the murder of Professor John Daly, would that not be a crime?
If it is a crime, then why has John Daly not been criminally charged with solicitation of murder when he calls for the murder of American military leaders?
Hannity has been doing a great job handling this and making sure that liberal fascism like this is exposed to the light of day. How dare that college presidente try to say that this girl is hurting the reputation of her school! What chutzpa! This would be akin to a sexual-harrassment victim going public after the institution failed to do anything about it, then attacking her for making it public! Insanity!
Agreed. There's gotta be an angle there. I can't believe the administration was dumb enough to overtly support this guy.
Board of Trustees:
Select Staff email addresses:
And last but not least... Mr. Daly's email address: email@example.com
PS: I have a ping list if anyone wants on or off: "Tyranny of Liberal Academia"
Gee, I thought that liberals were so tolerant and pro-diversity! (heavy sarcasm)
Please add me to your ping list, as a taxpayer in Warren County I'm VERY interested.
Advocating murder and treason is free speech? If this isn't what treason is, what is it?
Oo! Oo! Oo! Did they say, "personnel issues"? You can be assured the College President's hairy little pointed ears pricked up at THAT phrase! Heh, heh!
Screw Republicans. We only APPROVE of the left's sides of expression, ideas, and open debate.
There is another story this semester where, in New Jersey, a part-time professor sent an email to a "women's studies" professor asking her to remove his name from her mailing list for lesbian-type announcements.
Guess what! He is being punished for harassing HER! Hannity would do well to have him on as well as this student.
I think you've pointed out something that many of us forget. These people live in a bubble - everyone they work with, everyone they know, in fact, is extremely leftwing (I think the word "liberal" no longer describes it) and they honestly cannot conceive of any world other than their own. Reality faded away a long time ago in Liberal Land.
Still, there's got to be a lawsuit in there somewhere. For those of us who are not in Liberal Land.
I also sent the president an e-mail suggesting that he consider whether he wants an angry, hostile, intemperate and uncontrolled person with poor judgment and no sense like Daly not only acting as a spokesman for their college, but also teaching their students. I also reminded him that the First Amendment is a two-way street - the student also has a right to present her views without attack by some leftist loser (I didn't say "leftist loser" but, come on, what else can you call that fool?)
Let Mr. Daly know that I think the wars will end when students shoot their teachers, bet he won't like that and would think that to be threatening.
Any Virginia Freepers got some free time on their hands?
Only if the threat was credible, and only if it were against a specific person.
So, if someone with a shotgun in their hand, said that John Daly should die, that would be a crime. If some drunk ranting idiot said it, probably not.
And it definately wouldn't be a crime, to say 'College Students should murder their professors'. It's too generic.
So he's not guilty of a crime, he's merely guilty of being an a$$hole.
Political opinion is one thing. This clown is talking facts and getting it dead wrong. This isn't like saying Van Buren wasn't a good president, it's like saying that 2+2=5.
As far as I'm concerned, Mr. Daly doesn't have the required level of knowledge to be a professor (he's an English teacher but he had to take Gen. Ed. courses to get a degree). Since the college hired this guy, their hiring practices are highly questionable and maybe somebody should take a look at their accreditation (or is this one of those non-accredited diploma-mill schools?).
Well, he admitted in his email he was going to use his position as an employee of the school to discourage others (his students) from attending. And since he said he was going to intimidate Rebecca and others into silence, then I have no doubt he would intimidate thme into embracing his views.
This really is shocking, even coming out of a professor's mouth. His email to her could have been written by stalin himself. What rage he has. Communists/Liberals are such unhappy people. I smile everyday knowing they are miserable. Moreen Dowd- what a miserable person.
Sometimes, I wish I could go back to my college days at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I would challenge professors like this to a duel. It would be my service to humanity. A guy like this is evil and evil should be eliminated.