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Wabash is a College, not a PAC

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We are extremely disappointed to learn that Wabash has taken sides in one of the most heated political and moral debates of our time. How do the powers that be expect to create an environment where meaningful and productive civil discourse is encouraged if the college chooses sides. Wabash should be an impartial place where all ideals, beliefs, and opinions can come together and be judged according to their merits. We are deeply saddened to see that a place we love, and helped shaped us into who we are today, has been denigrated to the state of a Political Action Committee.


The administration, the president, and the trustees can support whatever and whomever they choose, but when they place the name of Wabash behind a contentious issue, there is a huge problem. When will Wabash begin to endorse political candidates? Wabash might as well come out in the support of abortion and gun ownership as well. Wabash has no place whatsoever in the political sphere and should gracefully remove herself from it. We propose that Wabash redact her support for Freedom Indiana. If the administration at Wabash chooses to continue their support of this group there is no problem, but when you say that the Wabash institution supports this organization, you are expressing the support of the students, the alumni, and the administrators. Through this action you are blatantly disregarding the beliefs of a large segment of the community you propose to represent.


We cannot and will not support a PAC masquerading as a college. Therefore we can no longer support Wabash financially for she is no longer the place of discourse and debate that we loved. Please consider the beliefs of the entire Wabash community when putting her name behind contentious issues.


In the Spirit of old Wabash,


Tyler Buresh '12


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