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Posted on 06/01/2013 4:04:53 AM PDT by Kaslin
Once again, graduation time is upon us, and a new study by the Los Angeles Times says plenty about the state of higher education in America. The paper looked at the invited commencement speakers for 150 colleges and universities. There are just four conservative speakers, as opposed to at least 69 liberal speakers.
In fact, Newark (N.J.) Mayor Cory Booker, a very liberal guy, has as many campus addresses as all elected Republicans combined.
There is no shortage of intellect or accomplishment on the right. The reason few conservative speakers are invited is that college administrators are frightened by radical-left students and faculty. Last month, Karl Rove's speech at the University of Massachusetts was disrupted, and so was the address by Sen. Rand Paul at Howard University. Nobody wants a graduation ceremony turned into an ideological circus, and that's what often happens when perceived conservatives are invited to speak on certain campuses.
Last year, I headed up a benefit for the It Happened to Alexa Foundation at Boston University, where I received a master's degree in broadcast journalism. As a freshman, Alexa Branchini was raped in a BU dorm and had to withdraw from the school. She eventually founded, with her parents, an organization to help victims of violent crime. I felt the campus of Boston University would be the perfect place to hold a fundraiser for this fine charity. How wrong I was.
A number of far-left professors and administrators, including a university vice president, boycotted the event. The school did little to promote it and essentially folded under the pressure of zealots. It was an absolute disgrace and an insult to Alexa and her family. That tells you all you need to know about the mentality of fanatical college professors and the cowardly administrators who enable them.
There is no question that liberal indoctrination is a fact of life on most American college campuses. Tenure means never having to say you're sorry or you're wrong. And, overwhelmingly, tenured college teachers are liberal. They dominate and intimidate their students. If you go up against them, your grade often suffers. There is a tyranny in higher education that is gravely harming this nation.
When a distinguished medical doctor and author such as Ben Carson has to withdraw as a commencement speaker at Johns Hopkins University because some loons don't like his conservative point of view, you know there is trouble in River City. And little is being done about it.
It is long past time to call out America's colleges, especially those funded by taxpayers, and demand that they be fair in their hiring practices and speaking forums. I give a nice annual donation to Marist College, where I obtained a degree in history, because it is fair. But I've stopped giving to Boston U. and to Harvard (where I received a master's in public administration), because those schools are not fair. All college grads should evaluate their contributions.
That's the only way the liberal higher-education stranglehold will be broken. Many of those pinhead professors espouse socialistic tenets -- but, believe me, they want the money. The goal of higher education should be to champion the airing of all honest viewpoints. Nothing less is acceptable.
Conservatives are being censored in all walks of life, beginning with the confiscation of their civil and Constitutional rights to free speech. This fact is understood through the abuse of the IRS against conservatives and Christians. It is the same old revolutionary behavior which has taken down civilizations before us. Those who lust for power and get it want to eliminate anyone who might oppose their ideas and actions. Just remember, the left has worked long and hard to install their kind in all of our educational institutions and most modern parents have not instilled values in their kids so that when they go into public schools and, then colleges, they are a captive audience, ready for the leftist propaganda which will, eventually, be their demise. This is preposterous and there is no way to turn it back now. Only war will do that and I pray every day that God will save us from that fate.
Very well said
Republicans are in control of the House. Why don’t they cut off Governemnt support for these liberal bastions (Universities)
Also, why are the endowments of Universities tax exempt? They use this money to promote a political agenda. It’s time to defund the liberal indoctrination.
I am still laughing about Rand Paul being stupid enough to think he could speak at Howard University.
you need to stop reading left wing sites like the PMSNBC Maddow blog
I agree completely
> Also, why are the endowments of Universities tax exempt? They use this money to promote a political agenda. Its time to defund the liberal indoctrination.
But bear in mind the Feds current mentality though, especially under this administration. If you have them remove every university’s tax exempt status because they promote a political agenda and they see their coffers overflowing they will be like giddy crack addicts looking or another fix and we know just the one they’ve been waiting for. The one that a so-called Christian President would just love to get his hands on - the churches coffers. They forget that the churches redistribute their funds and donate much to causes that help people in need. The only exception to this is some of the mega churches that are operated by crooks who just use God as a means to accumulate wealth but they are far and away in the minority.
Don’t give thm any ideas...
I just read what was posted.
Rand Paul should have known better than to go to Howard.
Democrats who teach at these colleges teach the power of intimidation - they're thugs.
College kids are 'thugs in training'... It's why "liberals" have more sympathy for radical Muslim killers and gangbangers than they do for Christians and Orthodox Jews... and it's why conservative leaders are bullied when they talk at these colleges. (Conservative children are bullied at these schools too)
Yeah, we're soooooo impressed with liberal 'tolerance'... what a joke.
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