Skip to comments.Santorum: Obama wants Americans to go to college to become indoctrinated
Posted on 01/25/2012 5:22:47 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Santorum: Obama wants Americans to go to college to become indoctrinated By Daniel Strauss - 01/25/12 06:10 PM ET
Rick Santorum accused President Obama of wanting Americans to go to colleges and universities that will indoctrinate them to be liberals.
"It's no wonder President Obama wants every kid go to go college," Santorum said Wednesday in Florida, according to CBS News. "The indoctrination that occurs in American universities is one of the keys to the left holding and maintaining power in America. And it is indoctrination. If it was the other way around, the ACLU would be out there making sure there wasn't one penny of government dollars going to colleges and universities, right?"
In Obama's State of the Union speech a day earlier he called on higher education institutions to become more affordable or face funding cuts from the federal government.
"Higher education can't be a luxury it is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford," Obama said in his speech.
Santorum said that if higher education institutions "taught Judeo-Christian principles" "they would be stripped of every dollar."
"If they teach radical secular ideology, they get all the government support that they can possibly give them," Santorum continued. "Because, you know, 62 percent of children who enter college with a faith conviction leave without it."
Santorum's comments hit on a route of attack toward Obama he's taken in the past, accusing the president of saying every American has to go to college.
You beat me to the exact response
This is the kind of statement that shows why Santorum can’t get elected. He’s basically insulting all college students by saying that they’re mindless drones incapable of resisting the brainwashing, and anyone but a conservative hearing this is going to think he’s paranoid. Even if the statement is true, there is no point in saying it. It can only lose you votes.
Liberal Arts Colleges:
Intensive indoctrination, intensive debt & later NO JOB.
This is why they hate us.
Exactly. They are already indoctrinated well before college.
LOL no kidding. I’m here nestled between UofM and MSU with Western a bit further away. My brother in law is the son of two Northern Michigan professors. He’s a damn smart guy and he’s a brain dead moron when it comes to politics.
This from the guy who has a B.A., an M.B.A., and a J.D.? That’s, what, nine years of college? Having your kids go to college is like owning a house, it’s part of the American Dream everyone wants for their family.
I had thought Santorum was my guy a few months ago, but this is the kind of thing that’s made me switch to Gingrich. Santorum is not ready for prime time.
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I understand what he’s saying. But stuff like this opens him up to ridicule from the Alinsky late night comedians.
I'm trying to grok (get the deeper meaning of) what Santorum is getting at. Does this mean they'd lose a lot of liberal monetary support they now get? But wouldn't conservatives then meet that gap? Does this mean they would have to cut tuitions because of lack of customers? Why would they want to do that if they are truly capitalists at heart?
Of course, Santorum kind of looks like he is on an anti-intellectual kick. I actually wrote a song that has that as one of its themes ("A common sense head on a neck of red/Beats the fool with a stack of books") (Rednecks Built America). But as it is stated by Santorum it sounds bad. Higher education per se is not a bad thing. It's a virtual must for such things as engineering, and who would dare go to a doctor who hadn't earned a M.D. (or D.O.)?
Intimidated by that book learnin’ much?
Spot on, Rick! Most colleges are nothing but bastions of leftist activism in the classroom and provide precious little in the area of useful education and critical thinking skills. Plus, they are rediculously overpriced. Time for the Higher Education Industrial Complex bubble to burst already.
PS ROMNEY STINKS.
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Santorum is right. Take a look at Discover the Networks list of leftist. Almost half of the people on this list are professors.
Nearly every mention of Eisenhower’s 1961 farewell address refers to his “military-industrial complex” comments, but very few if any notice his comments a few sentences later in the same address:
“Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades. In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present — and is gravely to be regarded.
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”
A typical heading for the speech:
“Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961”
Maybe it’s time to give equal attention to these comments, as the Higher Education Bubble blows students (many of whom never get a degree) into over a trillion dollars of debt which cannot be erased even through bankruptcy?
Wow, way to go Santorum! Tell it like it is Rick!