So one Lauren B. Kacir, M.D., questions her representation in the Academy because the AAP President's views do not mirror her own. Oh my.

Dr. Zanga has the same First Amendment privileges as Dr. Kacir the last time I checked, and it is the ineffective leader who would voice no opinion, no matter how strongly held, for fear of angering those of the opposite opinion. Using the bully pulpit afforded to leaders is a legitimate exercise as it stimulates spirited debate among the membership. Unfortunately, Dr. Kacir's idea of debate consists of calling her opponent names ("reactionary") and heaping on him the oh so politically correct epithets of "classist" and "racist."

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