Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Students, faculty, or anyone involved with Andover, I beg you, open up your minds (and your ASMs) to both sides of the political spectrum. For far too long, Andover has invited far left political speakers to Andover without any conservative speakers to balance them out. Examples of such include: Barbra Enreich, Niki Tsongas, Spike Lee, Annie Leonard, and most recently Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy. Enough is enough! It’s time for change. I do understand that academia in general tends to be very liberal, but academia also includes open-mindedness. I am not saying that you should embrace conservative opinion, but you should at least listen to it. At the least I ask students to question speakers- do not just take what they say to be correct. I remember, my senior year of Andover, hearing Democratic Congresswoman Niki Tsongas. Almost everyone in the audience who asked questions favored her ideas for green energy and expansion of government. Only one person asked how she planned to afford all of her initiatives! Also, unfortunately to the minds of many Andover teachers, the country is undoubtedly shifting back towards the right. Andover should at least hear what the members of this movement have to say! I beg you, open up your ears to both sides of today’s political spectrum. Nicholas Grace PA’10 Duke University 2014