Shortly thereafter, a firestorm of controversy broke out. It was all made worse by the fact that administrators at my school lied about what had really happened. They lied (to columnist John Leo, no less) saying that my emails were never examined and then they lied (to scores of people who emailed the school on my behalf) saying that they never turned over any records to my accusers. Then, they paid a dear price for it.
After the story got mention in U.S. News & World Report, the Washington Times (and on NPR, Rush, and Neal Boortz), I felt a sense of vindication. It was also fun to appear live on Hannity & Colmes to discuss the case. It was even more fun when Alan Colmes took my side and tried to get the ACLU involved.
Isn?t it funny how that all worked out? The little communist family tried to sue me, to destroy my reputation, and to end my career. But I ended up getting a book deal, a column, and speaking contracts instead. Rather than losing my house and my guns, I now have a bigger house and more guns than ever before.
I usually don?t like to gloat, unless I?m dealing with communists. Then, I really don?t mind gloating at all.
And, today, what has happened to the poor young America-hater who was ?libeled?? Where are her totalitarian parents? Does anyone ever call them to get their perspectives on free speech issues? Is her daddy still an unemployed communist trying to rebuild the Berlin Wall in his infinite spare time?
I don?t know the answer to all these questions but I suspect that the family is still hiding under a rock somewhere, not unlike Osama Bin Laden. But the more important question is this: What would have happened to me, had I made those two cowardly phone calls?
If you do not do that which you know is right, you will never know what kind of happiness and peace of mind you might have attained in this life. So, please, take the time to re-read ?Life and how to live it, Part I.? I?ll be writing Part III by the time you finish reading this sentence.