Lessons of Kent State Still Important 36 Years Later
"I have come here today to reaffirm that it was right to dissent in 1971 from a war that was wrong. And to affirm that it is both a right and an obligation for Americans today to disagree with a President who is wrong, a policy that is wrong, and a war in Iraq that weakens the nation."
A journalism major at Emerson College, Michael Corcoran, tells us in an OP/ED today, that "Kent State should remind us of what happens when a grossly misguided war divides a country."
If we can speak candidly and openly about our history and our present -- even the worst elements of it -- then we can ensure that the lives lost on May 4, 1970, were not in vain.