Editor, Daily Nexus,
The column by Jeff Dulgar (“Liberals Sideline ‘In God We Trust,'” Daily Nexus, April 29), is perniciously offensive. By “first off” finding it “hilarious” that there are actually people in the world who don’t share Dulgar’s view on this divisive issue, he immediately dismisses that there should be an argument at all and nonetheless continues to spout cocky ejaculations. It’s so rife with logical fallacies that any thesis contained therein has been rendered completely meaningless, leaving nothing but stereotypes, snide comments and distressingly poor similes like “the Soviet Union collapsed like Britney Spears’ facade of innocence.” Ugh.
Since the art of practical reasoning seems to be foreign to you, Mr. Dulgar, I’ll save my breath and allow Thomas Jefferson to spell out the First Amendment for you:
“I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.”
I’d like to take this opportunity to say I’m beginning to notice the caliber of thought in the Nexus is tending toward that of Dulgar’s, having been disappointed time and time again to see such offensive and ignorant writings published. I’m no English major, but the ample presence of the “F-word” in Nexus opinion pieces only serves to denigrate, representing our school as a gaggle of barely-literate meatheads about to lose our scholarships since we’re riding on a 1.9 GPA. Uninformed rambling such as Dulgar’s don’t help much either. Columns should not be published on the basis of how ‘edgy’ a.k.a. ‘inflammatory’ they are – the Nexus should be a space for opening up discourse in an entertaining yet professional manner.
In Your God Some Trust,