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9/24/2006 10:09:00 PM | Timothy

Whose soul do you care about?

Andrew Seal has a link on his blog to a letter to the editor in The Dartmouth by someone else called: "A Battle for the Soul of Dartmouth". And what about the soul of America, is that a concern? I haven't seen the letter, but the title seems to illustrate the conclusion I came to while, at the end, of this post, "Who cares about the Dartmouth Constitution when no one is protecting the U.S. constitution?". (Incidently, I always thought Seal cared about torture.)

I talked below about the 'bipartisan' opposition to ramming through the Dartmouth constitution. I now see that Andrew Seal has regrets:
Last spring, I collaborated with Dan Linsalata '07 on an op-ed opposing the constitution ("United Against the Constitution," May 31). I now wish very much I had reserved my judgment on the matter. That is not because I now disagree with the thrust of what we wrote, but because I am disgusted by so much that has been said and done since by the opponents of the Alumni Governance Task Force and the new constitution, and by the way my name, my newspaper's name, and the name of liberalism has been used to support those opponents. Mike Amico '07 wrote on Sept. 20 that I was "trick[ed]" into co-authoring my letter ("Big Decision, Small Coalition"). That is not true -- I knew what I was doing and why. I did not know, however, that the same arguments that I made would be pushed so far into absurdity and animus.



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