:: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 ::
These Students Are Wrong
University of Colorado College Republicans have started a website that allows students to "report" their teachers for being too liberal. Apparently they're whining that their views are discriminated against in the classroom. This coincides with state lawmakers introducing a resolution "calling for the defense of students' First Amendment rights, including expression 'based solely on viewpoint.' " Problem is, in college one is expected to back up one's viewpoints with reasoning, and most right-wing viewpoints fall apart when challenged by reason - not that it stops conservatives from having them, it just makes them feel put down when bested by those with letters after their names.
Some may notice the reference the title of this post makes to signs posted wherever the "Orange and Blue Observer" is found, namely that "Your Professors Are Lying To You." I really don't understand these signs. The O&B Observer is the publication of the College Republicans, but if they think their professors are lying to them, why are they going here. Wouldn't a fine (and unaccredited) institution such as Bob Jones University be better suited to their ideologically blind needs?
UPDATE: My gf has suggested a "fine community college" for those afraid of being rightfully put in their place in classroom discussions. Seeing as Shrub praised them in his State of the Union, I have no option but to agree that such would be a fitting alternative to BJU (an abbreviation I'm sure they don't like, by the way).
:: The Squire 10:24 PM :: email this post :: ::