Heard on Campus: Nadine Strossen and Pat Buchanan at Eisenhower Audtorium

September 28, 2006

"We agree on the facts, but we radically disagree on the conclusions we draw from those facts."
-- Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union, responding during a debate Wednesday night at Eisenhower Auditorium to remarks by Patrick Buchanan, noted conservative political analyst, that historically presidents have suspended certain civil liberties during times of war. "The presidents I named -- Washington, Polk, Lincoln, Wilson, who is not my hero, and Franklin Roosevelt, who is also not my hero -- they did what they did to save this country," Buchanan said. Strossen argued that their actions were not effective in preserving national security. The debate at Penn State's University Park campus was the first event in this year's Distinguished Speaker Series. For more on this year's lineup visit http://live.psu.edu/story/18533

  • Nadine Strossen, left, and Pat Buchanan, right

    IMAGE: Greg Grieco

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