Since the election of Donald Trump, we’ve seen liberals come unhinged on streets across America, lashing out against conservatives with ever increasing violence. But among the nastiest examples of liberals at their worst has been on the nation’s college campuses.
Though this behavior has been on going for many years, even decades, it has grown in frequency and intensity in the last year.
Students now demand “safe spaces” so they don’t have to hear conflicting opinions; shout down and shut down conservative speakers; riot in protest of Republicans; complain that everything, including grammar, is racist, sexist, or homophobic; work to shut down free speech; promote filth and immorality; demand segregated facilities; threaten and intimidate professors with whom they disagree; walk around campus with weapons; and engage in violence and mayhem if they don’t get their way.
A major problem is that many of these institutions are stacked with radical leftist administrators and weak-kneed presidents who either agree with the spoiled brats on campus or they are too timid to do anything about them.
Many working Americans, frustrated with such outrageous behavior, especially since they are footing the bill for these public institutions of higher learning, are perplexed as to how we can get it stopped.
But there is a quick and easy way to re-gain control: funding. As a recovering academic, I know very well how much funding means to higher education. And the loss of it, or the threat of losing it, sends professors and administrators into a panic.
Case in point: University of Tennessee. Spring 2013. A week of planned debauchery known as “Sex Week,” with activities so vile and disgusting I won’t share them here. And all of it funded with university (i.e. taxpayer) dollars. Yet it so angered members of the legislature that they threatened to defund the entire university if it were held. Administrators canceled it.
With the recent switch of West Virginia’s governor, Republicans have a legislative trifecta – House, Senate, and Governor – in 26 states. And once the aberrations in the governor’s houses in North Carolina and Louisiana are fixed, as well as possibilities to flip other states, GOP dominance will only increase. Democrats only control 6 state governments. The rest are split, with Republican governors in 7 of those split states. Republicans also control 32 legislatures.
This means the GOP has a lot of legislative muscle across the country and it’s time they used it to gain control of higher education, including the rising cost of tuition. Colleges in Red States should be under control and quickly.
Slash their funding, gut their bureaucracies, hire tough-minded disciplinarians as college presidents who will throw the beatniks off campus, and oversee the institutions (and rule over them) in the manner afforded the people’s representatives.
Either remake colleges and universities into the centers of learning (and bastions of free thought) they were intended to be, or begin the process of shutting them down for good. It would be better to lose them forever than to keep them as they are now. If only Republicans had the guts to do it, what a country we could have!