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Dissenting against ideas behind protests

Rich Cowan ["Dissent is a large part of freedom," Oct. 25] claims to be responding to our letter ["Action opposes individual freedom," Oct. 18]. It is obvious to anyone who has read both letters that Cowan has not read our letter. In the first paragraph we state that people have a right to protest SDI and the CIA. Our letter is merely a letter of dissent against the ideas behind these protests. Does Cowan contend that we don't have the right to support our government?

Rephrasing a quote by Cowan: We should feel proud -- not threatened -- that Professor Shaoul Ezekiel (one of the respondents at the talk by Dr. James Ionson on Oct. 21) and others have stood up for their beliefs. We hope that other professors will follow their example, and only work on projects in which they believe.

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