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Former Rep. Virgil Goode, sponsored by Youth for Western Civilization, brings his message of hate to the UNC campus this evening. His remarks follow those of former Rep. Tom Tancredo's muted presentationlast week.

The UNC community-- those allied against immigrant-bashing and hate speech-- are entitled to exercise their First Amendment rights individually or collectively in an appropriate fashion. Just as Mr. Goode enjoys similar rights to propound hate speech.

Youth for Western Civilization? Here's a bit of backgroundas reported by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Goode, of course, wrote and inflammatory letter criticizing Rep. Keith Ellison's taking the oath of office on the Koran (as reported by Fox News.) So much for America as a secular republic.

John Quincy Adams declined to take his presidential oath on a Bible. He said the Bible should be reserved for religious purposes.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg swore on a Hebrew Bible.

Welcome to my alma mater, Mr Goode.

Originally posted to Neals Way on Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 08:06 AM PDT.

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