Do Not Give Up Your Rights ~ Dr. Julie Ponesse’s Remarkable Speech
In the fall of 2019, I was a professor of ethics and ancient philosophy; I taught students critical thinking + the importance of self-reflection, how to ask good questions and evaluate evidence, how to learn from the past and why democracy requires civic virtue.
Fast forward to September 16,
2021 when I received a "termination with cause" letter after I questioned, and
refused to comply, with my employer's vaccine mandate. I was dismissed for
doing exactly what I had been hired to do. I was a professor of ethics
questioning what I take to be an unethical demand. You don't have to look very
hard to see the irony.