Regarding the Feb. 19 statement “ The significant costs of politicians’ thin skin”: Gene Nichol may be angry about the demise of his poverty center, but to suggest the cut is unconstitutional is borderline delusional. This coming from someone who teaches constitutional law should trigger a wider study of the value and integrity of the UNC Law School.
His tirade reflects the sense of entitlement the left has especially when the poverty center originated to launch a political campaign. Advocacy centers should be eliminated from the UNC system whether politically left or right.
Nichol can use his time and cushy, six-figure income to bolster or create any political nongovernmental organization he wants. Not one taxpayer penny or the UNC name should be spent on his personal agenda.
My guess is one UNC business school graduate has the potential to reduce more poverty than a hundred left-wing law professors.
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Charlie Bolton Jr.