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From: Ross Olson [ross@rossolson.org]
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2009 9:42 AM
To: Editor Star Tribune (opinion@startribune.com)
Subject: Free Speech?

In your editorial regarding President Obama's visit to Notre Dame ("Obama's Abortion 'Common
Ground,' " 5/21/09) you mention "values that colleges and universities hold dear, such as free speech
and informed critical thinking." I suppose you can't be blamed for not noticing how wrong that
statement is since all of YOUR opinions have complete freedom. But if you wanted to point out the
adverse morbidity and mortality of homosexual activity or question molecules-to-man evolution by
random changes in DNA, you would realize that the political-correctness thought police and closed-
club academic herd do NOT promote thinking outside the box.

Ross S. Olson MD