As an editor of a college newspaper, I cannot claim to be a champion for free speech and at the same time restrict it from running its course. My gut has been turning for days questioning how to address this issue. It is only proper that you, the public, are allowed to think for yourselves.
Within the coming days, I hope to promote a dialogue on the campus and in the community as to how people feel about this issue. I encourage everyone to write a letter to the editor and let us know what you think.
Exercise your First Amendment right and don't be afraid to say something unpopular. As citizens, we have a right to use that freedom.
Acton H. Gorton is a senior in Communications and the editor in chief of The Daily Illini.