Whereas the University of Iowa and its Law School are government-run institutions supported by tax dollars, and
Whereas the classic ideal of a Liberal Arts education involves training students to look at a variety of sources of information and opinion before formulating their own views, and
Whereas this ideal is more likely to happen if the instructors of the institution themselves hold to a diversity of opinions, and
Whereas over time the University of Iowa, and especially its Law School have become dominated by one political party and a liberal mindset, and
Whereas Teresa Wagner was rejected for a faculty appointment at the University of Iowa Law School even though her qualifications were clearly superior to those of the person hired, and
Whereas Teresa Wagner filed a lawsuit for discrimination on the basis of political beliefs against the University, and
Whereas a panel of the Federal Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently voted unanimously to remand the case to the District Court for further action, and
Whereas there is a smoking gun email in which a Dean of the Law School admits the other faculty are biased against Teresa Wagner because of her outspoken pro-life views and previous work at conservative organizations, therefore
Be it resolved that the Johnson County Republican Central Committee commends Teresa Wagner for challenging the discrimination against her based on her conservative political beliefs and condemns such action by the University.
We call upon the University, and especially its Law School, to practice the relevant diversity of ideas in an institution of higher learning, and further to fully implement the University of Iowas stated non-discrimination statement; not discriminating on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or associational preference.
Won’t happen because ex-hippies and ex-1960s protestors control the various departments and hiring.