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Jack Cipperly (0:53) video | transcript

I hope there's still a legacy of people being willing to become involved to the point where they make some payment, that it costs them something to be involved, that they, in a sense, put themselves on the line. Obviously the veterans who went into combat put themselves on the line directly, but the students put themselves on the line too. They didn't know whether they'd be expelled. They didn't know if this would have tremendous implications in their views of their parents.

So in their own way, they were making a sacrifice too and a commitment and I have to respect everyone involved in this situation who's struggling to make sense out of this very confusing, troubled time, which I'm afraid lasts until this day. I'm afraid we're going to enter the cycle again.

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