To the Editors of the CRIMSON:
We are numb with the tragic, senseless death of our President. There are heartfelt gestures everywhere; but there is only one tribute that can give meaning to his death. It is simply this: that the ideals he lived for be embodied in law. No single piece of legislation was closer to him than a strong civil rights bill. If, in the face of his death, we enact laws he urgently desired, then alongside the tragedy, his spirit is proclaimed. If we do nothing, it is not fate, but we who render his death senseless and empty. We did not bring on the President's death, but we truly dispose of it by what we make of it.
There is a way to give meaning to his death. Each of us must let Congress and President Johnson know that we choose to honor our late President with the enactment of his courageous civil rights program. Let his spirit and ideals carry us forward in law. In the midst of sorrow and bewilderment, it is the only tribute that rings true. Stanley Mllgram, Assistant Professor of Social Psychology.