Lauren takes us behind the scenes at the United States Department of State in Washington, D.C. where the US Foreign Service is based. While there, the Acting …
Something is completely wrong with this picture; College and University Professors across this country are actively trying to overthrow our duly elected president and inciting protests, riots and violence against anyone and everyone who voted for Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Is academia radicalizing lone-wolf college students to take to the streets in violation? Why? Why are they radicalizing our kids, and why on Earth are we paying the high-tuition costs allowing them to have a platform to do this?
There was an interesting article in Reuters on December 27, 2016 titled: “Pennsylvania professor under fire for ‘white genocide’ tweet,” by Ian Simpson which stated:
“A Drexel University professor, whose tweet that he wanted a ‘white genocide’ for Christmas sparked a fire storm of criticism from the school and social media users, said on Monday his comment was satirical. The white assistant professor of history and politics posted ‘All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide’ on Twitter on Christmas Eve, and he followed it up: ‘when the whites were massacred during the Haitian revolution, that was a good thing indeed’. The University publicity department said that although it recognized the right of faculty members to express their views, the comments were utterly reprehensible, deeply disturbing, and do not in any way reflect the values of the University.”
Actually, in many cases, those views do indeed reflect the University’s core staff and professors’ personal values. In fact, in our local area we too have a well-known university and the political rhetoric coming from our institution here is similar in radical hate-speech rhetoric. Some 158 faculty and staff members here signed an open letter stating that Donald Trump is a bigot, racist, misogynist, and that the President is anti-science, and anti-intellectual and further stating that the undersigned would “fight” against the President and his policies on behalf of their students.
The same day as the article above the Washington Post too had a story; “A professor called Trump’s election an ‘act of terrorism.’ Then she became the victim of terror,” by Peter Holley. That story originated at The Orange Coast College Republicans in Costa Mesa, California. The professor stated this in a lecture in the classroom, also stating that the Vice President was one of most anti-gay people in America. She also stated in the video that what we need now is a revolution since Trump didn’t win the majority and that ‘we’ outnumber them, them being the voters who elected Trump.
This is a completely scary situation – the angry left in academia claim to be intellectuals – but their actions around our country are more akin to inciting terrorist acts. If anything these authority figures are not with us, nor do they care about freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right to own arms, the right to free contract, rather they want to rule the world by decree inciting violence to serve their political will.
Not long ago, I met a nice and pleasant college student studying at Starbucks, she goes to the local 4-year State University here. Well, I thought she was a nice and polite college student until she started talking about her politics. Let me give you a run-down on all this because as a baby-boomer I am quite frankly a little appalled by the sense of entitlement going on with kids in college these days.
You see, she told me she wanted to vote for Bernie Sanders because she liked what he promised about health care and tuition free college, that is to say Free College for Everyone. Okay, lots of people feel this way but isn’t it just a bit self-serving – to vote for someone so you can get free stuff that everyone else will have to pay for? Of course this vote-buying game is something that the Democrats engage in early and often – and socialist leaning candidates around the world use this strategy as they come into power as populist leaders.
Since, Hillary Clinton is the nominee now, she said; “I am definitely voting for Hillary!” and “I like what she stands for with gays, minorities, free health care and college,” besides she is a Democrat nominee. I asked her what she thought about how Team Clinton and the DNC worked to shut out her former favorite candidate, a very deceptive and dishonest move. She told me; “That’s politics!” Really, a college student suddenly thinks she knows everything about politics? Also, where on Earth is her loyalty? No loyalty as long as she gets free-college tuition and doesn’t have to pay back here student loans.
And guess what, this sentiment is hardly uncommon. Did you know that college loan defaults have skyrocketed since the Democrats started talking about “Free Tuition” during this 2016 Presidential Election? It’s true, it jumped over 10%. The Wall Street Journal in an article titled; “More Than 40% of Student Borrowers Aren’t Making Payments – New figure raises worries that millions of them may never repay more than $200 billion owed,” by John Mitchell April 2016. Well, thanks a lot Bernie and Hillary, thanks for your undermining of yet another important sector of our society. The article stated:
“While most have since left school and joined the workforce, 43% of the roughly 22 million Americans with federal student loans weren’t making payments as of Jan. 1, according to a quarterly snapshot of the Education Department’s $1.2 trillion student-loan portfolio,” and “About 1 in 6 borrowers, or 3.6 million, were in default on $56 billion in student debt, meaning they had gone at least a year without making a payment, 3-million more owing roughly $66 billion were at least a month behind.”
Since many of these student loans are backed by the tax-payer and the rest turn out to be part of citizen’s stock portfolio, we are shifting all the current costs and past defaults to older Americans. Lastly, I’d like to add something here. Whenever the government helps create a “bubble” in any sector of our economy, it always double-downs and makes it worth, fails to rectify the problem, this is going to be a disaster.
Further, if college tuition becomes free, and if the government is involved, trust me; that is all it is going to be worth. And the Democrats they are busy attacking Donald Trump for his Trump University? Give me a break. It’s time for the Democrats to come clean on this problem they’ve created and stop promising things they cannot do. Didn’t they learn from ObamaCare?