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Column: Columbus Day protesters overreacting
Thursday, January 27, 2005
"It's national No Name-Calling Week.
No joke. In observance, I will refrain from calling the jurors who acquitted leaders of a Columbus Parade protest in Denver ignoramuses.
But that's where my participation in No Name-Calling Week ends.
As for the eight acquitted leaders, they took the chance after their victory to make self-comparisons to Martin Luther King Jr. and generally revel in their imagined, lofty historical achievement.
Meanwhile, back on Earth, it was clear that these activists were plugging themselves into the wrong end of the civil rights equation.
They're the ones with contempt for the Constitution and freedom."
Get the Story:
Protesters' acquittal irresponsible
(The Denver Post 1/27)
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