Advocating on Behalf of the American Military and Defense on the War on Terror

And let us all pray that the good people of Illinois are successful in the effort to fire an unapologetic terrorist from his cushy University professorship.

(link here to the Chicago Tribune.)

February 5, 2009
Bill Ayers at UIC

University of Illinois at Chicago professor Bill Ayers talks to a reporter in 2008. State Sen. Larry Bomke wants Ayers removed from his university post under a proposal that says anyone who has committed an act of violence against the governments of the United States or Illinois cannot work at a public university. (Tribune photo by Candice C. Cusic / October 14, 2008)

 


A Republican in the Democratic-dominated Illinois Senate wants to fire university professor William Ayers, whose history as a 1960s radical became a national campaign issue because of his association with President Barack Obama.

Ayers, a member of the Weather Underground group blamed for setting off bombs in government buildings to protest the Vietnam War, became a flashpoint in the presidential campaign. Before he was a state senator, Obama worked on school reform issues with Ayers, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

State Sen. Larry Bomke, a Springfield-area Republican, wants Ayers removed from his university post under a proposal that says anyone who has committed an act of violence against the governments of the United States or Illinois cannot work at a public university.

Ayers could not be reached for comment. But his wife and former Weather Underground member, Bernardine Dohrn, called the bill "obviously, patently insane."