Two days ago, on Patriot’s Day, two bombs exploded in Boston, killing three people and injuring 176 others. The nation is outraged. If you are a young person witnessing this carnage as the story unfolds, you must be feeling the anger and frustration over the criminal acts and the subsequent loss of life and limbs, and the suffering of so many families, which will extend far into the future. If you are a young person, you will not forget this act of terrorism many years from now. Should they apprehend the individual or individuals responsible, you will feel the outrage deep within your soul. Of course, with all the caring and sharing young people profess today, this is happening on your watch, so you are personally touched by the criminal acts.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a group of Leftist-Marxist radicals and self-proclaimed communist revolutionaries known as the Weather Underground declared war on the United States with the stated goal of overthrowing the government of our nation. The group was responsible for bombing public buildings, including the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol Building, and several police stations. Three group members were killed when one bomb went off prematurely. The group was co-founded by Bill Ayers, who subsequently landed a position as a “Distinguished Professor” at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ayers is married to Bernadine Dohrn, also a leader of the radical group. She shares her husband’s professional occupation as an Associate Professor at Northwestern Law School. A third member of the group was Kathy Boudin, involved in a robbery that resulted in the deaths of two police officers and a Brinks guard. She was released from prison after some 22 years, and landed a job with Columbia University, which purports to be one of our nation’s Ivy League institutions, educating our brightest young American citizens.
Feel the outrage?
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