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To: Endeavor
It heartens me that she is honored, but it concerns me even more that the funds will be used to create more lawyers who are in a vast majority cunning leftists and who make like miserable for the rest of us. Why to a law school? Why not to a select, qualified group of students. I doubt that the school will direct the funds to conservative-minded or even -aware students. Barbara and her husband were lawyers but lawyers of a special stripe. We can only hope that those contributions will not all be used to promote the very hatred of values and civility which Barbara so vigorously opposed.

Look at the fate of the great foundations and museums--and universities of America, so many of which were created by great achievers but now bankroll and mindroll the engine of the left, political correctness and hatred of western values.

38 posted on 12/31/2001 2:09:32 PM PST by elenchus
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To: elenchus
Elenchus,

Maybe you could do with a bit of perspective brightening. I'll give it my best shot:

First of all, not all universities are evil empires of the Left, nor are all academics evil Leftists, which surely you must know.

Secondly, when one establishes an endowment, one designates in a formal document, the purposes for which the endowment MUST be used - I work in this area and know full well that these are solemn documents which stand the test of time and liberals.

Thirdly, the endowment was established with the approval of her family and by her friends as a way to honor Barbara at the school through which she entered her chosen profession, the law.

Lastly, I am encouraged that we who donate to this fund are part of creating a living legacy and are supporting students who will go on to be the EXACT kind of lawyer that Barbara and Ted Olson have been.

Ted Olson's recent address to the Federalist Society , which can be found at their website, speaks directly to Barbara's love of the law, her choice to attend Cardozo, and why the scholarship fund was established. It is a truly moving speech which all those who loved Barbara should read.

Elenchus, Barbara Olson did not run from difficult choices, difficult people, nor from controversial stands that put her in the crosshairs of the powerful media elite. We must not run from the fight either, and I believe you feel that way, too. Hence our need to take it to the Left directly where they live - in our academic institutions, in our corporations, in our media, in our neighborhoods. This memorial scholarship fund is simply one powerful way of doing so.

Best regards!

Endeavor

41 posted on 12/31/2001 2:38:29 PM PST by Endeavor
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