Christopher J. Ortiz
Colorado Republicans are campaigning to remove campus liberal
graffiti, according to Wednesday’s story. We understand why the
group would spearhead to only remove anti-conservative, or liberal
graffiti – the group obviously has political bias. As far as we are
concerned, “Campus Insanity” should be focused on removing all
graffiti and destruction of state property.
This is our campus. There are appropriate places to state your
or your group opinion – the plaza in front of the student center is
the campus’s designated free-speech zone. Chalking is a very
appropriate way to spread your message – not tagging the walls of
the Clark Building or spray-painting derogatory or tasteless
messages on the sidewalks (last year a message declaring
masturbation over sex was marked, with something that didn’t go
away like chalk, on the plaza near the tree trunk but the criminals
who decided to stain our campus with their message misspelled the
We don’t care what the message is – whether it be anti-Bush,
anti-establishment or anti-people who are against certain issues,
graffiti on campus needs to be removed. It only makes guests of our
campus walk away with the wrong image of CSU.
We are not about silencing voices of students. If people feel
strongly about issues, let your issues be heard by being
respectable and civil to state property.
We encourage CSUPD to actively work out a plan of action to
prevent future destruction of our walls and sidewalks.
People who do these illegal deeds have no respect for the
public’s property. Their messages are welcomed here but not their