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College Professor Allegedly Tells Students To Vote For Obama

September 19, 2012 by  

College Professor Allegedly Tells Students To Vote For Obama
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A college professor in Florida has been placed on leave after allegedly passing out Barack Obama campaign materials. Sharon Sweet of Brevard Community College is being investigated.

Allegedly, Sweet told students to sign a pledge that stated: “I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.”

The college received a call complaining about the incident. It was then that the school began an investigation.

“Based on the allegations, Associate Professor Sweet has requested, and been granted, a leave of absence without pay effective immediately,” wrote John Glisch, associate vice president for communications at BCC. “The college will continue its investigation into the matter, which will include interviews with all students in her class.”

Under Florida law, an employee of the State cannot “use his or her official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with an election or nomination of officer or influencing another person’s vote or affecting the result thereof.”

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • independant thinker

    If proven true she should not only be fired but should be banned from ever teaching again anywhere in the US.

    • swampfox

      good for my homestate,
      I agree,that hag needs to never teach again.

      • swampfox

        She van move to Chicago,they would welcome here there with open arms.

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “independant thinker,”

      I DO NOT THINK Associate Professor Sweet WILL BE FIRED. NOT GETTING PAID DURING HER TIME OFF WILL BE HER “SLAP ON THE WRIST.” SHE IS NO DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER COLLEGE EDUCATOR. IT IS VERY EASY FOR STUDENTS TO FIND OUT THEIR PROFESSORS’ POLITICAL VIEWS.

      AS A MUSIC MAJOR, I OFTEN HAD NON-SCHOOL RELATED INTERACTIONS WITH MY PROFESSORS. IN ADDITION, AS A MEMBER OF VARIOUS Gay/Lesbian Student Unions, I KNEW VIEWS OF FACULTY SPONSORS.

      • independent thinker

        CAH there is a BIG difference in social interaction outside of class and a professor telling the class how they should vote in the classroom.

        I did not say she would be fired I said she should be fired.

      • THG

        It also stated she was having them SIGN a PLEDGE

    • Nancy in Nebraska

      She broke the law! There should be a penalty in addition to being banned from teaching.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Nancy in Nebraska,”

        YES, MA’AM – SHE BROKE THE LAW, BUT, THE PRACTICAL ISSUE IS “SHE GOT CAUGHT.” I GUARANTEE, SHE IS NOT THE ONLY FACULTY MEMBER ON THAT CAMPUS WHO HAS PUBLICIZED HER/HIS POLITICAL VIEWS.

      • http://tlgeer.wordpress.com tlgeer

        Nancy, what law, exactly, did this woman break? I agree that what she did was ethically wrong, but is there an actual law that she broke?

    • http://Yahoo.com Tom Drapela

      She will not be disciplined but promoted after the election IF Obama wins. All Professors are left thinking individuals who could not survive in the real world without tenure!

      • Armen Kartvelian

        As an associate professor Ms Sweet probably already has tenure. For her to be promoted to full professor typically requires one or more books, a double handful of peer-reviewed published articles, demonstration of a significant contribution to knowledge, etc.

        Now, Brevard Community College may rank far down on the academic totem pole, but I cannot see a rank and tenure committee, a dean, and a provost foolish enough to approve a promotion for Ms Sweet unless she meets the academic requirements.

        I’ll be surprised if she gets more than a rap on the knuckles. But who besides the Shadow knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN “CESSPOOLS” FOR RADICAL LIBERALS. INDEED, THE PURPOSE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IS TO INVESTIGATE THINGS WHICH “BOGGLE” THE CONSERVATIVE MIND.

    Associate Professor Sharon Sweet HAS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT; WHEN HER HIATUS IS OVER, THIS WILL BE A FORGOTTEN STORY.

  • Tom Cook

    She needs not be investigated–just removed for due cause–she is not a teacher she is a democrat bundler.

    • vazirmukhtar

      Without seeing her contract or the faculty handbook, it’s difficult to know, other than moral turpitude, loss of self-control in class because of substance abuse, or another serious infraction of commonly accepted rules, what could be grounds for almost immediate dismissal.

      • Rocky

        In America we do have freedom of speech, but not freedom to indoctrinate. The instructors do not have to be “under the influence of drugs”, the liberal ideological drug is there, no pills necessary. ‘Under the influence is an excuse’, not a reason.

        • vazirmukhtar

          Isn’t any sort of teaching a form of indoctrination? I suppose it depends on whose ox is being gored.

  • bwilly123

    I wonder how these comments would be different if she had passed out materials supporting Mitt Romney???

    • stopspending

      Comments would also be saying to get rid of her if she had pushed a Romney ticket. Unlike Dems, Repubs do not stand behind a party member when they are wrong.

    • Andrew Jerome

      I’m sure that an Obama supporter would have turned her in.

      • Bluevanda

        Actually it was the parents of a student that turned her in over the incident. That’s what is so sad, none of the students turned her in over this incident. Someone was talking about it at home and their parents got involved. What’s wrong with a country that at the college level our children don’t recognize that one of their professors has gone way over the line. I hope the state charges her with voter tampering and put her in jail. She should never teach anything again.

      • 45caliber

        Blue:

        THe real problem is that the youth of today havent’ been told what their rights and responsibilities are. The “elite” are careful about that. I suspect most of us have had a class in high school called “Civics” or something similar. It taught what the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution meant. It taught what a jury was and what your rights and responisbilities of a citizen of the USA were. Now, you must simply take the word of some professor, judge, etc. that you are to do something. I suspect many of the students in this class assumed that because they were told to do this that they had to do it.

        And I agree with CHRISTOPHER. She will be out of the lime light for a couple of months at most and then will be back teaching again. And I’m sure her local Democrat Committee will be happy to pay her bills while she works with them until the election.

    • LITTLE JOHN

      it would of been the same…… you are such a moron to even put that on the blog….. what a nut case you must be…… oh hope I did not offend you…… I must be political correct…… oh and by the way that is what is messing this country up…. being political correct… like obama doing away with prayer day…. said he did not want to offend anyone…. then a couple of months later had a BIG MUSLIM PRAY WEEK in DC on our dime….. offend….. the country was offended……. we are a country of many religions…… and prayer day was not just for Christians it was for all religions…… Obama is muslim and a friend of the Muslim Brotherhood….. look at this appointments….. there are muslim brotherhood in homeland security…. what the heck is going on…. he makes law with executive order….. a clear violation of the Constitution in that he is bypassing the Congress…..get ready folks the tyrant is not done yet……. oh and the teacher should never teach again….. but one person was right….. with open arms in Chicago for sure…… on strike with the rest of them…. what a disgrace……………

      • http://tlgeer.wordpress.com tlgeer

        You could try for facts, instead of bringing up all of these untruths. Obama did not, in any way, do a way with a National Prayer day. To continue saying this after it being completely debunked is not stupid. And it has nothing to do with being PC or not. It has to do with dealing with FACTS and not pretending that they are anything else.

        Obama is not, and has never been, a Muslim. The fact that you keep saying it does not, in any way, make it true.

        As long as the people that we have hired/voted to run our country do so under our laws, I don’t care what religion they are.

        That a minority of people have decided that whatever Obama or the Democrats do is automatically wrong is just plain stupid.

    • T. Jefferson

      It wouldn’t be on this site, it would be on a liberal site and there would be riots at the school with cars burning and windows broken.

      • http://tlgeer.wordpress.com tlgeer

        And you know this for a fact because . . . ?

    • ArkansasRebel

      I think the reaction might have been one of shocked amazement unlike your reaction which exemplifies the attitude of the left, after all the left seems to do this sort of thing without conscience. Just look at the illegal reaction of the Attorney General’s office to the intimidation by the New Black Panther party.

      • http://tlgeer.wordpress.com tlgeer

        Are you talking about the cases that were filed under both Bush and Obama?

    • drmcgee2000

      @bwilly123, I can answer that question with ease. I was a university professor some years ago, and made a few comments that were pro-Bush and all hell broke loose. I merely said I was supporting GWB for president back in 2000 and NOTHING more, and was drummed out… so I learned the hard way that tolerance is a one-way-street with some. I suspect that if this is making the news that her behavior was farm more over the top than what we are seeing… trust me!

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “drmcgee2000,”

        I AM CURIOUS, SIR. WERE YOU ON FACULTY AT A STATE UNIVERSITY WHICH HAD A MINORITY POPULATION NO HIGHER THAN TEN PERCENT?

        MY POINT IS, DURING MY COLLEGE YEARS, I HAD CAUCASIAN PROFESSORS WHO “WENT OUT-OF THEIR WAY TO REACH OUT” TO MINORITY STUDENTS. SINCE YOU INDICATED A SUPPORT FOR “W.,” THE CONTROVERSY WAS PROBABLY DUE TO A NEED TO PREVENT THE WRONG “IMAGE” IN THE MINDS OF MINORITIES ON CAMPUS.

      • http://tlgeer.wordpress.com tlgeer

        Some people take their politics very seriously. I’m sorry that you were reacted to that way.

        I am a Democrat. I’m very proud of being a Democrat, we are the only party that has been continuously in the US since it’s founding. I am not a liberal. Or a progressive. Or a socialist, Marxist, or any other “ist”. I am willing to discuss facts with just about everyone, but not everyone wants to discuss facts.

        In the run up to the 2004 elections, a supposed friend discovered that I am a Democrat. He told me that I was a traitor to my own country because of it. He was serious. Very, very serious. I am not, of course. I just have different ideas of how get things done. That doesn’t mean that I am right, or that I am wrong. It’s just that I disagreed with him. Thinking about it, though, he never even asked me what my views were. Just the fact that I am a Democrat was enough for him to feel that he had the right to judge me.

        I’ve been seeing on this blog posting that a lot of people are saying that what this teacher did was simply the way that liberals do things. For one thing, liberals are the minority fringe of the left. The Democrats make up the majority by a very wide margin. This attributing an action or view to a whole party, or group, is insane. We are all different. I don’t know of two people, even those in the same party, who grew up in the same house, that agree down the line.

        For another thing, ANY teacher who does what this one did deserves to be disciplined, if not fired. She stepped over a line that should never have been stepped over. She is certainly old enough to know better.

    • Ted Crawford

      I don’t know. You might ask Todd Akin though. I haven’t checked lately but last time I knew, after that idiotic statement he made about Rape, he had gone from a substantial lead to being behind by about the same margin.
      I don’t want anyone with foolish idealogies involved in our Government, I don’t care from what party they my spring. We already have several hundred of those in office. That’s one of the things i hope we can change over the next decade!

      • Nadzieja Batki

        The teacher went too far because she is a typical thug of the Left and that is how the Left operates with unvoiced threats. The students knew very well that if they didn’t do as she wanted their grades would suffer but this is counting that there is more than one student that was capable of objecting to her propaganda.
        The Republicans if they are in the majority in colleges even handing out propaganda material of their own do not issue unvoiced threats. There is acknowledged freedom to obey and not obey.
        Thankfully we can talk to each other even if we have to listen to Leftists on this site. We have not reached the point that we have to self censure ourselves in case we get turned in to authorities for wrong speech and thinking.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000929742691 Eugene Sevene-THE PATRIOT

      I feel quite sure that there were others in the class that support Obama and the same complaint would have been lodged if see had advocated for Romney. As usual the party diehards think of these kinds of comments.and seem to miss the point. This is not a party issue it is an issue of law. What she did was against the law in Florida and is being addressed. I do agree wit one comment, she needs to be fired, she is a stake employee and she broke a state law. Having said this I must say that this is probably the last you will hear of this and nothing will be done.It seems that with this administration nothing is against the law even a total disregard for our constitution.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sharon.tomalavage Sharon Tomalavage

      …………………………………..-that is quite impossible to answer as it has Never been done. Republicans don’t resort to this kind of communist brainwashing. This is a staple for the way communists work-dating back from their infiltration into unions and schools. I do have a question though–if the democrats are so sure that these polls are correct, why then do we have nut cases like this professor doing something downright illegal in order to get Obammy re-elected.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        Because they don’t have a certainty that O will be reelected and they have to be bullies and thugs to get their way.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sandragail.whitewren Sandra Gail White-Wren

      If she handed out MItt info she would have been arrested..

  • GRAMPA

    Rules are in place for all. Because he is a Democrat that should change the rules? This is just how democrats think. It is not Justice its “just us”. If all you socialists think this country is so bad go to another and see what you get!
    God bless America.
    Grampa

    • LITTLE JOHN

      right on Grampa…… these idiots out there have never been anywhere else in their lives….. go see the world folks…….. go to the 3rd world countries and see what happens when the government redistributies……. see what happens when you have a tryant making all the rules…… see what happens when no one has jobs, wait thati s happening right here and now….. what a wonder Obama is running the show with all his handouts and walking all over the Constitituion which by the way made this country so great…… he is destroying our nation, when are you people going to wake up……. when the road blocks starting popping up when he declares Marshall law and you need papers from the government to travel to the next town, or state to visit you sick mom or grandmother…… wake up…. did anyone know about the executive order allowing the president to declare Marshall Law during peace time.. where he can take control of everything in this country….. kind of like a King, or as I put it a Tyrant……. Google executive orders by obama…… hold on to your hat… he can take that also, if he wants….. your car,,,,, your food,,,, your money,,,,,,your house,,,, anything he deems as written in the executive order…………. good luck……….. GOD BLESS AMERICA, AND KEEP HER FREE….but obama took GOD off the Demo platform… remember, remember when it comes time to vote…..

      • Doctor Mom

        Agree with you completely, Little John,
        But do change that “Marshall Law” to “Martial Law”. I had it wrong, myself, until someone reminded me it is spelled differently.
        Keep the faith.

      • jim

        your period Key is sticking … — …

  • Bev

    Now here is a real life example of a ‘rocket scientist’ teaching. What kind of moron thinks it is okay to have kids sign a pledge to vote for a particular person (and this particular person at all). Yank her teaching cert and never let her step back in a classroom again. This is the kind of person who is a real danger to our society.

    I wonder what kind of punishment was going to meted out if one did not sign the pledge?

    • Nadzieja Batki

      An F for a grade and being mocked by teacher and the other students since they will have an unvoiced permission from her. It will eventually “wave” by whispers and innuendo to the whole school.

    • DavidL

      If this story is true, the Biblical scholars among us should understand and be calling for “an eye for an eye” and nothing more. For the non-Biblical scholars among us, myself included, that means “the punishment should fit the crime”.

      • Vigilant

        You are a pitiful miscreant. How bitter and obssessed are people like you and Robert Smith. You just can’t avoid inserting some anti-Christian comment in a thread that has nothing to do with religion.

      • eddie47d

        Whether right or wrong everything is a religious obsession with the right and invoked as often as possible Vigilant. The professor was wrong and should have known better no matter which party.

  • Chuck

    Can never be to soon, let the brain washing begin……. Kind of sad that students cannot not learn in a politicallyh neutral environment…

    • Gary L

      Its bad enough that the history they are being taught is tainted with lies.

    • alpha-lemming

      People who are taught “how” to think (as opposed to “what” to think) by definition are un-controlable and therfore a danger to the statists. All of the great communist utopias swayed whom they could, and necessarily eliminated the remainder because independent thought would forever imperil their power…… Some things never change.

  • Fredo

    She knew the risks, and did it anyway. She even asked for the time off after getting caught. I think she planned it this way so she could get some time off….but without pay. I doubt that was in her plan. And no, she should not be allowed to teach anywhere again. You cannot trust liberals. They will do ANYthing to get what they want. The problem with that is….they are never satisfied. If you cave, and give them what they want, they simply file that away and start complaining about the next thing they want. They are hopeless.

  • JH Brown

    Sounds as though this Sharon wants free birth control, isn’t married, but whoring around.
    Parents need to watch out for the male students. They need to cancel her teaching certificate.
    Sounds as though she is about the same quality person as Sandra Fluck who spoke at the
    Democratic Convention as she wants free birth control. Mind you, she isn’t even married.

    • Vigilant

      Sharon Sweet is 58 years old. I doubt she’s out whoring around, but that doesn’t stop her from pimping for Obama.

      • Buster the Anatolian

        Being 58 doesn’t mean she doesn’t whore around it just means she does not need birth control while she does it.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        I HEAR YA, “Buster the Anatolian!”

      • 45caliber

        Vigilant:

        Her age doesn’t matter. We had a teacher in college when I was in many years ago who was 52. The first day of every class she taught she announced that she was a feminist and believed in “free love”. And then she added, “And yes, I do date students.”

  • Ted Crawford

    It seems that there are several, similar cases of this kind of illegal campaining going on within the Progressive movement! Kathleen Sebelius violates the Hatch Act, THREE times( Twice for illegal campaining & once for lobbying), Gets a pass by the Justice(?) Department!
    Media Matters cooperating with the Justice(?) Department, while the outcome of that is still unknown, who will be investagating this? A clue might be had by looking at the Fast and Furious investigation(?)!

  • Rip

    Changing the subject. If Romney would tell Obama that if any ad about Romney contained anything but the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth he was going to unload on him, and do it. I think that is the only way he will win the election. And try is for voter fraud.
    Every voter will be required to sign a statment that he is who he says he is and put both thumb prints besid his signature. Violators will lose all their govt benefits including social security,medicare, medicaid and food stamps. This would apply to those that help him do it. You think penalty too severe? It’s a felony so just don’t do it. I wish this could get to one of our legistors that has guts to introduce it as a bill.

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “Rip,”

      IS THAT A NEW LAW? I HAVE NEVER PROVIDED A THUMB-PRINT TO VOTE.

  • Armen Kartvelian

    As an associate professor, Ms Sweet likely has tenure and cannot be fired for what she has done. This isn’t to say that she couldn’t be punished in other ways besides an unpaid leave. For example, early morning classes, no or minimal raises, no promotion to the rank of full professor. These “remedies” would depend on her department head or chairman (promotion would be recommended or not by a rank and tenure committee) and could be grounds for her appeal to her dean or to the provost.

  • Tony Ruiz

    FIRE HER DUMB BLACK ASS

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “Tony Ruiz,”

      MANY COMMUNITY COLLEGES HAVE SMALL NEGRO POPULATIONS. HOW DO YOU KNOW Professor Sweet IS NEGRO?

    • Nadzieja Batki

      You nullified the possibility that we may have thought you possessed some wisdom.
      The higher probability is that she is a typical middle aged woman, divorced with grown kids. This is probably closest to the typical demographics.

    • vazirmukhtar

      Mr Ruiz — You must be a seer. There’s no mention of the professor’s race in the story. Even if there were, you know full well the issue is not what her race or ethnicity is, but what she did.

      Just like you, she was not given an opportunity to choose her parents.

  • Pappy

    She should most definitely be fired, she needs to be held accountable for her actions and stupidity!

    • Nadzieja Batki

      If the administration believes as she does they will not punish one of their own. They will shuffle the paperwork till things quiet down and she will be back.

  • Gary L

    It is unthinkable that this could be happening in America’s instututions of higher learning. Wait…what I meant to say was “Is anyone actually surprised”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.98892 Benjamin Fox

    If she said to vote for Romney the media would have had her hung.

  • Nadzieja Batki

    Ruiz.
    I forgot to insert as follows, that Professor Sweet is probably a typical middle class white woman, divorced with grown kids.

  • richcarro

    Professor Sweet needs a good old blanket party. After that, she may see things in a different light.

  • http://tlgeer.wordpress.com tlgeer

    If she did do this, and it certainly seems like she did, she should at the very least be disciplined, if not fired. Using class time, and the authority that comes with being a teacher, is just simply wrong.

  • Ronald

    G should be fired at once and lose tenure

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