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    1/21/2011 10:32:33 AM Posted by Patrick Coyle

    Che Movie PosterLast week, Barack Obama in his speech memorializing the victims of the massacre in Tucson called for Americans to respect each other’s views and how it is important that we begin, “talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.”  It’s ironic that Obama, the leader of the American Left would call for civility when it is those who embrace his ideas that have often committed the most violent acts. 

    Author, activist, and Young America's Foundation speaker Dan Flynn recently wrote about the Left's history of violence in Human Events. In part, he writes:

    "The surest way to become a folk hero on the Hard Left is to kill a human being.

    As Mumia Abu-Jamal, Joe Hill and Huey Newton could have attested, murder trumps even treason for establishing radical credentials. You certainly don’t get invitations to deliver commencement addresses, become the subject of folk songs, or hang with the likes of Marlon Brando and Jane Fonda by protesting a traffic ticket. Taking the life of another person elevates a radical to cause celebre status like nothing else can.
    So why all the carping about 'violent rhetoric' from people wearing 'Che' T-shirts and imploring us to 'Free Leonard Peltier'?"

    Be sure to read the rest of his column, but if you are interested in enlightening the Left at your school on their history of violence, be sure to contact Young America's Foundation to learn how you can bring Dan Flynn to speak on your campus.


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