Reading the Sunday Camera while eating breakfast I almost choked on my organic granola! CampusReform.org has discovered ‘CU suffers from a liberal bias’(BDC-8-15-10, Review: CU suffers from a liberal bias). CampusReform.org also claims student groups reflecting liberal values outnumber those reflecting Republican values and American universities in general are dominated by liberals.
Given that universities are by nature institutions of higher ‘learning’ and populated by teachers, scholars and critical thinkers CampusReform.org’s ‘discovery’ shouldn’t be shocking to anyone nor should it be considered ‘suffering’. Today’s Republican party has devolved into a group, some or many who ‘believe’:
1.) The earth is 6000 years old.
2.) Einstein’s Theory of Relativity is a liberal plot to stop people from reading the bible and is ‘refudiated’ (thanks Ms. Palin-great word) by one of the stories in the bible.
3.) Global climate change is a myth.
4.) Bicycles are part of a U.N. plot for world domination.
5.) The 14th Amendment only applies to white immigrants.
6.) The 1st Amendment only applies to Christians.
7. Evolution is a theory.
8.) Government should only be involved in protecting us from terrorists, brown immigrants, abortion and gay marriage.
9.) Obama was born in Kenya and is not our lawful president.
10.) Compassionate conservative is not an oxymoron.
11.) This is a complete list of republican foolishness.
What will be really shocking (and frightening) is if we someday find out that Republican values are the predominate values on any (non-christian) university campus.
James C. Bailey, Jr.