Thursday, August 21, 2003
Such a wonderful speech in comparison to the many hateful graduation speeches like that at Rockford College. To Big Trunk's question of "who is going to explain this to our robed masters?" we add George's own words:
President Fairfield said one thing on that day in 1853 that we cannot, alas, say today. Near the end of his address, he declared that �our educational establishments ever have been the faithful allies and firm supporters of all that is ennobling in our free institutions.� Tragically, the legacy of our educational establishments in the twentieth century has been altogether different, and very much worse.