Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Was it right to give boxing great Muhammad Ali the 2012 Liberty Medal?

READER POLL

Was it right to give boxing great Muhammad Ali the 2012 Liberty Medal?

Yes, honors his fight for religious freedom
 
  155 (12.2%)
No, he dodged the Vietnam draft
 
  500 (39.3%)
Yes, despite Parkinson's, he's devoted himself to traveling the world on humanitarian missions
 
  257 (20.2%)
No, better candidates than a former heavyweight boxer
 
  389 (30.6%)
Total votes = 1271
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Ali a good choice for the Liberty Medal
 
Ali a good choice for the Liberty Medal
 
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