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A campus ritual on graduation day

We are again at that annual time for the debate concerning the proper speakers assigned to college graduation events. The discussion this year seems to be a bit more provocative than the past, most obvious on the “liberal arts” campuses. In one very visual case a decorated educator and ex-government official withdrew after a wild demonstration by approximately 50 to 75 students hurling venomous remarks. Their actions demonstrated beautifully their desire to debate and observe their opponents’ position on various items. You could get a real belly laugh when comparing the demonstrators mental capacity with that of the invited speaker.  

The video report gave no indication the demonstrators were actually in the graduating group. A close observation would indicate they did not have the mental capacity to protest without direction of some radical instruction.

This venomous type of activity diminishes the value of a very expensive education to the point that requires consideration of sending your student to an institution which is directed toward the desired area of endeavor without sitting through all the politically correct philosophy classes, usually disguised as “life science” classes. Campus life in itself is an education without classroom indoctrination.

— Bill Jaeger

Terre Haute

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