To the Editor:

On Knee-taker Justice: It appears the rebellion of the knee-takers has been put to rest, not with a bang, thank goodness, nor with a whimper. It happened, according to a recent announcement, at our university, our center of enlightenment, with an executive decision to appoint the three cheerleader champions to an obscure stadium location where they would be relatively unseen by the public who adore college football more, it seems, than freedom and justice for all.

And what of their cause? Simply buried like campfire garbage, a mound of earth patted neatly over it with the blade of a shovel? Those young women had a legitimate complaint for which their companions at football games across the country never succeeded in obtaining a hearing. Were they given a hearing?

This decision to shunt them to an obscure place seems hard to reconcile with an avowed university commitment to uphold the U.S. Constitution. And what of the incentive to new students who might come here to seek learning?

Fred H. Dippel

Marion

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