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Scholarship For Liberty

February 24, 2012 by  

Scholarship For Liberty

Higher education in the United States has become nearly synonymous with liberalism. Many conservative parents likely cringe when they imagine the mind-bending lectures that their young, knowledge-hungry, first-year college students will be subjected to upon arrival at university. Luckily, there is an antithesis to the trend.

The words college and conservative are not often used in the same context. The first years of college are considered by a great number of individuals as a time for self-exploration and pushing the limits — and rightly so. Unfortunately for many students, self-exploration is hampered by the constant barrage of liberal indoctrination that some educators consider knowledge and pushing the limits is encouraged only when the limits involve self-destructive personal behaviors. One small liberal arts college located on 200 acres in southern rural Michigan, though, has been rejecting regressive modern trends in higher education since its founding in 1844.

Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,400. Students who are accepted to the selective school embark on a four-year journey of learning that leads them to a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of sciences degree. Perhaps more important than the resultant degree Hillsdale students receive from the accredited institution, though, is the path the college’s educators take to bring them to the degree.

In the 1970s, the college made certain that liberal indoctrination on behalf of the status-quo Federal bureaucracy would never creep into its halls. The Department of Health, Education and Welfare set out to interfere with Hillsdale admissions policy during that period on the pretext that the school received Federal money in the form of student loans and financial aid. The Federal agency demanded that the college adopt an affirmative action admissions policy despite the fact that it was the first American college to prohibit in its charter any discrimination based on race, religion or sex, and became an early force for the abolition of slavery. It was also the second college in the Nation to grant four-year liberal arts degrees to women. Because the government’s unConstitutional mandate would make the college subject its admission roster to levels of discrimination that it had never before practiced, Hillsdale’s trustees responded with two resolutions:

  1. The College would continue its policy of non-discrimination.
  2. “With the help of God,” it would “resist, by all legal means, any encroachments on its independence.”

A decade of litigation ensued; and in 1984, the Supreme Court ruled against Hillsdale, saying it was indeed subject to bureaucratic mandates. The college announced that rather than comply with unConstitutional Federal regulation, it would no longer accept Federal taxpayer money to pay student tuition. In 2007, the school also rejected any tuition assistance funded by the State of Michigan, instead opting to aid students who need financial help with private contributions.

Hillsdale has taught a Constitution course to its students since the college opened its doors in 1844 as a part of a core curriculum that takes up about half of each student’s four-year learning journey. Because the college’s administration believes that the United States has reached a point in its history when the Constitutional foundation of the Nation will either be decimated completely by Federal bureaucracy or renewed by the populace, it offers the course online to anyone who signs up here.

In a recent interview with the college’s publication, Imprimis, Hillsdale President Larry P. Arnn discusses the importance of all Americans’ dedication to the values set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Of the Declaration he says:

…It opens by speaking of universal principles. It does not portray the Founding era as unique—“When in the Course of human events” means any time—or portray the Founding generation as special or grand—“it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another” means any people. The Declaration is thus an act of obedience—an act of obedience to a law that persists beyond the English law and beyond any law that the Founders themselves might make. It is an act of obedience to the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,” and to certain self-evident principles—above all the principle “that all men are created equal” with “certain unalienable Rights.”

Arnn contends that the Constitution is more important than ever by quoting James Madison in Federalist 51, “[W]hat is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.”

The college President says Americans should take a look at the Federal government and ask themselves the following questions: Is the bureaucracy politically impartial? Is it efficient and rational, as if staffed by angels? Or is it politically motivated and massively self-interested?

No. No. Yes. That, Arnn contends, is why the Nation’s founding documents are as relevant today as they have ever been and should be studied and revered by all citizens of the United States.

At a time when the curricula of many colleges are chock full of liberal indoctrination — some are now even teaching classes in Occupy Wall Street, no joke — it should be refreshing to any conservative American to know that institutions like Hillsdale are still around. Anyone who may be worried that his children or grandchildren getting ready to send off college applications will end up wearing the blinders of liberal indoctrination may want to suggest Hillsdale. The country can never have too few Constitutionally-minded citizens.

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Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • s c

    America has had an education crisis for many years. At the heart of the problem is a planned effort to indoctrinate students at college and university levels and do it much the same way as it’s been done in grade school and high school. Parents ASSUME that their kids will get a good education.
    Parents also need a swift ass-kicking. Uncle Scam, the old useful idiot twit, needs to be told to get his social engineering arse out of education and STAY OUT.
    Those who have been on BOTH sides of the ‘desk’ know how Uncle Scam has twisted and perverted education. Others, including union pimps, indoctrinated parents and politicians bent on getting the most out of another crisis, are more trouble than they’re worth. Students are forced to pay for a bad situation that can only get worse.
    Hillsdale College is only one, small school. However, since it isn’t addicted to Uncle Scam’s ‘blessings’ (easy money at the cost of a good education), it lets students concentrate on getting a functional, useful education WITHOUT the usual programming methodology.
    Parents can bypass some of the crap, but perhaps the best way to do it is to HOMESCHOOL their kids. When they’re old enough to qualify for scholarships, THEN parents will realize how important it is to keep Uncle Scam at a distance. A student who is grounded in the Constitution can fend off those who think a programmed, pc education is the best anyone can have. May they enjoy their short-lived career as OWSers. Maybe they’ll like the social justice found via working at McDonald’s.
    KUDOS to Hillsdale. Uncle Scam, whiz off. Parents, get your stuff together. If you don’t get a solid return on your “investment” [kids who can read, write, think and are the best they can be], look in a mirror. There’s the SOB who’s responsible. Keep your kids AWAY from Uncle Scam. You DO love your kids, don’t you?

    • Gregory A. Smith

      You are “right on” in your commentary. Unfortunately, government meddling begins with kindergarten in our public school system. A more defining name would be Government Schools. Yes, I believe home schooling is a much better path. However, I believe the vast majority of the citizens of this country to be incapable of home schooling their children. They are either unlearned, non-caring, or having to work very hard to pay living expenses. I am fully aware of Hillsdale’s excellence in higher education institutions. My concern is with the elementary and secondary school indoctrination that virtually prevents a student from being a self-motivated, self-thinking individual. Feed them sugar and carbs then throw them into the pit called “leave no child behind” and the result is predictable——pablum. A step in the right direction would seem to be the combination of home schooling and private, charter schools with “no” government input whatever. Oh, absolutely no teacher unions, either.
      sheepdog

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=621578793 Mike Moore

    I have always found it strange that so many conservatives send there children to a bastion of liberalism such as Harvard ? I have many befiefs some conservative some liberal although I have never kissed a tree.

    It seems the days of Robert Dole and Allen Simpson are gone. At least these people while iron clad in there beliefs always remembered that it is and can be better to compromise. Really when is the last time we all got EVERYTHING we wanted in life ?

    Think about it ……………………………….

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Ayn Rand in response to a college student about going to college if you believe that Socialism and Marxism are taught in the colleges and it is wrong Pilosophy, told him and others to go to college and get the degrees. Have enough common sense to distinguish garbage from education.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        Sorry about spelling Philosophy the wrong way.

    • Fran

      Your comments are welcome and good. However, I believe you want a possessive pronoun in a couple of places: “there” should be “their.” Also, your punctuation leaves something to be desired. You might wish to “hit the books” a bit more in the study of the English language.

      • Joe H

        Fran,
        With all the problems in the world, is there nothing ELSE you can comment on than ones sentence structure and punctuation??? I’m sure, if you try………

    • s c

      M, if you dig deeper and look for standards worth having and keeping, you will eventually realize that public education [one of America's worst, incredibly expensive flaws] is properly defined with one word. That one word is compromise.

  • Eric Bischoff

    What did Liberals do that was so offensive to the Republican Party?
    I’ll tell you what they did.
    Liberals got women to vote.
    LIberals got African-Americans the right to vote.
    Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty.
    Liberals ended segregation.
    Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act.
    Liberals passed the Voting Rights Act.
    Liberals created Medicare.
    Liberals passed the Clean Air Act.
    Liberals passed the the Clean Water Act.

    What did Conservatives do?
    They opposed them on every one of those things, every one.

    So when you hurl that label at my feet, Liberal,” as if it were something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away from, it won’t work, because I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor.”

    Lawrence O’Donnell Jr

    • Pete0097

      I think that you need to go back to school. Some of those things liberals did WITH conservative help, some were done by conservatives WITH liberal help. At one time, the liberals and conservatives actually worked together for the betterment of our country. Now, the liberals seem to have forgotten that they are here to HELP the country. They are not supposed to work one group against the other. They are not supposed to help themselves and their friends, but ALL of us.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        Contrary to what you believe, the Liberals do what comes naturally to the Liberals to create their version of utopia even if they destroy Liberty and Freedom in the process.

    • Dagney

      Sorry, the party of Robert Byrd, Grand Kleagal of the KKK, yes of the Democrat Party, fought civil rights tooth and nail. The Democrat Party FOUGHT giving the blacks the right to vote. When that didn’t work, they founded the KKK to intimidate blacks to vote for them. You know, kind of like the New Black Panthers outside of the Philadelphia voting station in 2008. Where did you learn your history? It’s obvious it was a LIBERAL school, bent on RE-education rather than a quality education of ACTUAL history.

      • s c

        Dagney, when people put together a list of ‘Dems’ who were against civil rights, Al (duh) Gore’s dad MUST be on that list. You could say that Gore’s father was so anti-civil rights that “over-the-top, space cadetish” is a VERY polite way to categorize his views. How soon ‘Dems’ forget – and try to hide that FACT.

    • Steve E

      Liberalism is a mental disorder. The patient will never know this.

      • eddie47d

        Why don’t you give credit where credit is due . Eric and Ted (below) are both mostly right and each side deserves alittle praise. Is that so hard to comprehend?

    • Ted Crawford

      You might want to do a little facts checking there Eric!
      The 13th. Amendment, freeing the slaves was passed in 1865, under Lincoln- A Republican
      The 15th. Amendment, giving blacks and any minoriety the right to vote was passed in 1870, under Grant- A Republican
      The EPA was created and The Clean Air Act was passed in 1970, under Nixon-A Republican
      The Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, under Nixon-A Republican, it was further strenghtened in 1977, under Ford- A Republican
      While Johnson was a Democrat, the Civil Rights act was opposed by a major portion of his party, lead by Senator Byrd, if not for a majoriety of Republicans voting for it the Act would have failed!
      Nice try though Comrade!

    • Ellen

      Good God, Eric, you have posted the most ignorant comment yet. Your ‘facts’ are wrong and you left out a few key issues. Liberals destroyed Soc. Sec. by raiding the trust fund , adding people who previoulsy were ‘welfare’ into SS (disabled,etc), and adding immigrants. Soc. Sec, could’ve been self-sustaining if LBJ and Jimmy Carter were never presidents. You forgot to mention that liberals gave us welfare, which has destroyed the black society and created a culture of welfare abuse. Welfare has given us an illegitimacy rate of 40% and a $1 trillion annual price tag (that we have to borrow). Welfare has given us Medicaid that now has more people on its rolls than Medicare and costs more. Liberals have encouraged illegals to abuse our welfare system, too, and do everything possible to work toward amnesty. The outcome of these foolish policies has left us with a near-bankrupt country, uneducated kids, over-filled prisons, and more illegitimacy.

      • Average Joe

        Ellen,

        Eric is just trying to show us that he has no original thoughts of his own….he had to copy and paste the words of Lawrence O’Donnell Jr…..because he doesn’t know how to think or form an opinion of his own. We do get a few of those here on PLD……eventually, they learn to think for themselves (thanks to our help)…or the go elsewhere to annoy intelligent people ( because we stop conversing with them).

        If somebody thinks they’re a hedgehog, presumably you just give ‘em a mirror and a few pictures of hedgehogs and tell them to sort it out for themselves.
        Douglas Adams

    • Doug

      Here you go Eric try these facts on for size and take your BS to HUFF & PUFF POST
      1. October 13, 1858
      During Lincoln-Douglas debates, U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) states: “I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever”; Douglas became Democratic Party’s 1860 presidential nominee
      April 16, 1862
      Republican President Lincoln signs bill abolishing slavery in District of Columbia; in Congress, 99% of Republicans vote yes, 83% of Democrats vote no
      July 17, 1862
      Over unanimous Democrat opposition, Republican Congress passes Confiscation Act stating that slaves of the Confederacy “shall be forever free”
      January 31, 1865
      13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. House with unanimous Republican support, intense Democrat opposition
      April 8, 1865
      13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. Senate with 100% Republican support, 63% Democrat opposition
      November 22, 1865
      Republicans denounce Democrat legislature of Mississippi for enacting “black codes,” which institutionalized racial discrimination
      February 5, 1866
      U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (R-PA) introduces legislation, successfully opposed by Democrat President Andrew Johnson, to implement “40 acres and a mule” relief by distributing land to former slaves
      April 9, 1866
      Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Johnson’s veto; Civil Rights Act of 1866, conferring rights of citizenship on African-Americans, becomes law
      May 10, 1866
      U.S. House passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the laws to all citizens; 100% of Democrats vote no
      June 8, 1866
      U.S. Senate passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the law to all citizens; 94% of Republicans vote yes and 100% of Democrats vote no
      January 8, 1867
      Republicans override Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of law granting voting rights to African-Americans in D.C.
      July 19, 1867
      Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of legislation protecting voting rights of African-Americans
      March 30, 1868
      Republicans begin impeachment trial of Democrat President Andrew Johnson, who declared: “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government of white men”
      September 12, 1868
      Civil rights activist Tunis Campbell and 24 other African-Americans in Georgia Senate, each one a Republican, expelled by Democrat majority; would later be reinstated by Republican Congress
      October 7, 1868
      Republicans denounce Democratic Party’s national campaign theme: “This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule”
      October 22, 1868
      While campaigning for re-election, Republican U.S. Rep. James Hinds (R-AR) is assassinated by Democrat terrorists who organized as the Ku Klux Klan
      December 10, 1869
      Republican Gov. John Campbell of Wyoming Territory signs FIRST-in-nation law granting women right to vote and to hold public office
      February 3, 1870
      After passing House with 98% Republican support and 97% Democrat opposition, Republicans’ 15th Amendment is ratified, granting vote to all Americans regardless of race
      May 31, 1870
      President U.S. Grant signs Republicans’ Enforcement Act, providing stiff penalties for depriving any American’s civil rights
      June 22, 1870
      Republican Congress creates U.S. Department of Justice, to safeguard the civil rights of African-Americans against Democrats in the South
      September 6, 1870
      Women vote in Wyoming, in FIRST election after women’s suffrage signed into law by Republican Gov. John Campbell
      February 28, 1871
      Republican Congress passes Enforcement Act providing federal protection for African-American voters
      April 20, 1871
      Republican Congress enacts the Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed African-Americans
      October 10, 1871
      Following warnings by Philadelphia Democrats against black voting, African-American Republican civil rights activist Octavius Catto murdered by Democratic Party operative; his military funeral was attended by thousands
      October 18, 1871
      After violence against Republicans in South Carolina, President Ulysses Grant deploys U.S. troops to combat Democrat terrorists who formed the Ku Klux Klan
      November 18, 1872
      Susan B. Anthony arrested for voting, after boasting to Elizabeth Cady Stanton that she voted for “the Republican ticket, straight”
      January 17, 1874
      Armed Democrats seize Texas state government, ending Republican efforts to racially integrate government
      September 14, 1874
      Democrat white supremacists seize Louisiana statehouse in attempt to overthrow racially-integrated administration of Republican Governor William Kellogg; 27 killed
      March 1, 1875
      Civil Rights Act of 1875, guaranteeing access to public accommodations without regard to race, signed by Republican President U.S. Grant; passed with 92% Republican support over 100% Democrat opposition
      January 10, 1878
      U.S. Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduces Susan B. Anthony amendment for women’s suffrage; Democrat-controlled Senate defeated it 4 times before election of Republican House and Senate guaranteed its approval in 1919. Republicans foil Democratic efforts to keep women in the kitchen, where they belong
      February 8, 1894
      Democrat Congress and Democrat President Grover Cleveland join to repeal Republicans’ Enforcement Act, which had enabled African-Americans to vote
      January 15, 1901
      Republican Booker T. Washington protests Alabama Democratic Party’s refusal to permit voting by African-Americans
      May 29, 1902
      Virginia Democrats implement new state constitution, condemned by Republicans as illegal, reducing African-American voter registration by 86%
      February 12, 1909
      On 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, African-American Republicans and women’s suffragists Ida Wells and Mary Terrell co-found the NAACP
      May 21, 1919
      Republican House passes constitutional amendment granting women the vote with 85% of Republicans in favor, but only 54% of Democrats; in Senate, 80% of Republicans would vote yes, but almost half of Democrats no August 18, 1920
      Republican-authored 19th Amendment, giving women the vote, becomes part of Constitution; 26 of the 36 states to ratify had Republican-controlled legislatures
      January 26, 1922
      House passes bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) making lynching a federal crime; Senate Democrats block it with filibuster
      June 2, 1924
      Republican President Calvin Coolidge signs bill passed by Republican Congress granting U.S. citizenship to all Native Americans
      October 3, 1924
      Republicans denounce three-time Democrat presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan for defending the Ku Klux Klan at 1924 Democratic National Convention
      June 12, 1929
      First Lady Lou Hoover invites wife of U.S. Rep. Oscar De Priest (R-IL), an African-American, to tea at the White House, sparking protests by Democrats across the country
      August 17, 1937
      Republicans organize opposition to former Ku Klux Klansman and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black, appointed to U.S. Supreme Court by FDR; his Klan background was hidden until after confirmation
      June 24, 1940
      Republican Party platform calls for integration of the armed forces; for the balance of his terms in office, FDR refuses to order it
      August 8, 1945
      Republicans condemn Harry Truman’s surprise use of the atomic bomb in Japan. The whining and criticism goes on for years. It begins two days after the Hiroshima bombing, when former Republican President Herbert Hoover writes to a friend that “The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.”
      September 30, 1953
      Earl Warren, California’s three-term Republican Governor and 1948 Republican vice presidential nominee, nominated to be Chief Justice; wrote landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education
      November 25, 1955
      Eisenhower administration bans racial segregation of interstate bus travel
      March 12, 1956
      Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemn Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and pledge to continue segregation
      June 5, 1956
      Republican federal judge Frank Johnson rules in favor of Rosa Parks in decision striking down “blacks in the back of the bus” law
      November 6, 1956
      African-American civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy vote for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President
      September 9, 1957
      President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republican Party’s 1957 Civil Rights Act
      September 24, 1957
      Sparking criticism from Democrats such as Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat Governor Orval Faubus to integrate public schools
      May 6, 1960
      Republican President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats
      May 2, 1963
      Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for their civil rights
      September 29, 1963
      Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School
      June 9, 1964
      Republicans condemn 14-hour filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act led by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV), who served in the Senate until his death in 2010. At Byrd’s funeral, former Democrat President Bill Clinton said, “He once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, what does that mean? I’ll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows from West Virginia. He was trying to get elected. And maybe he did something he shouldn’t have done come and he spent the rest of his life making it up. And that’s what a good person does. There are no perfect people. There are certainly no perfect politicians.”
      June 10, 1964
      Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) criticizes Democrat filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act, calls on Democrats to stop opposing racial equality. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced and approved by a staggering majority of Republicans in the Senate. The Act was opposed by most southern Democrat senators, several of whom were proud segregationists—one of them being Al Gore Sr. Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson relied on Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen, the Republican leader from Illinois, to get the Act passed.
      August 4, 1965
      Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) overcomes Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act; 94% of Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation, while 27% of Democrats oppose. Voting Rights Act of 1965, abolishing literacy tests and other measures devised by Democrats to prevent African-Americans from voting, signed into law; higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats vote in favor
      February 19, 1976
      Republican President Gerald Ford formally rescinds Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order authorizing internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII
      September 15, 1981
      Republican President Ronald Reagan establishes the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to increase African-American participation in federal education programs
      June 29, 1982
      Republican President Ronald Reagan signs 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act
      August 10, 1988
      Republican President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights and property during World War II internment ordered by FDR
      November 21, 1991
      Republican President George H. W. Bush signs Civil Rights Act of 1991 to strengthen federal civil rights legislation
      August 20, 1996
      Bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, part of Republicans’ Contract With America, becomes law
      And let’s not forget the words of liberal icon Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and someone Hillary Clinton has said is one of her heroes. Sanger said, “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population….”

      • eddie47d

        That was a great read and important history lesson. Yet back then Republicans were more Liberal and Democrats were more Conservative. The roles have been reversed for awhile now. Lincoln was Liberal on several issues and the Klan was extremely Conservative and both sides were very foolish on some issues. It was the Liberals who took on the Klan and kicked them out out of the Democrat Party and they had to go somewhere and that was the Republican Party. The South had a massive turnover to their Party. The Republicans deserve praise on many of your issues but are they still the same now. For me I’ll take the party who stands up for equal rights and civil rights for all be it the Republican Party or the Democrat party or even the Libertarian Party.

      • M

        eddie47d: You might want to check your facts again there….. Wonder who Robert Byrd was and his associations? David Duke? Not Republicans!

    • Joe H

      They allowed Eric Bischoff to get a computer!!

    • Crystal

      Lawrence O’Donnel is WRONG. DO your own research from now on. Just take a look at the “Civil Rights Act of 1964.” The legislation was passed with the majority Republicans voting for it and the majority of Democrats voting against it. What confuses many is that we had a Democratic President (Johnson) at the time.

      Liberals haven’t done a thing for Black people, but go out of their way to keep us in a particular low-end position.

  • Pete0097

    I went to an engineering and business university. I never got any “liberal lectures” by my professors. They taught us to think for ourselves They wanted us to succeed. As a note, they also didn’t have unrest during the 60′s and continued their ROTC programs (Army and AirForce) As far as discrimination was concerned they too were challenged for their lack of minorities. Their argument was that they were not going to lower their standards for intellect. They had a history of taking the best students. They also argued that if a student could not meet their standards, they would fail and only attend 1 year and failing grades don’t transfer thus leaving the failed student nowhere but depressed. It is why our football teams do well and graduate. A few get into the pros. but if they don’t, they do quite well, or better in life. These liberal schools really don’t do their students well if they never get a job in a profession anywhere close to what they majored in.

    • Sirian

      Pete0097,
      Yes, back in the sixties the majority of schools/colleges were run on a basis of merit. But it was at that time that the sifting in of moderate and extreme Liberal professors primarily began. Since that point in time it has increased to the level that we are confronted with today. So now the problem we’re faced with is recognizing and returning to what was in place prior to the revolutionary sixties. It came upon us without our understanding of what it was – sound familiar?

  • http://httpaol.com sean murrey ILLInio

    i wouldnt have my kids go to college today besides i dont have any.

    • Joe H

      sean murrey,
      My youngest is in college right now, But she had a good “education” Before attending. She has a sense of right and wrong and a sense of PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY!!

  • TIME

    If you all really want to better understand whats wrong with the {schools system} within the United States Inc. then you will want to look into John Taylor Gatto, watch all of them 1 – 5 The Ultimate History lesson, Hell he makes it so simple that even a 5 year old can follow it.

    Plus all materia thats covered is displayed so you can check it all out yourself, well that is if you fail to believe what he is telling you.
    Afterall he has done the thousands of hours of digging for the TRUTH.

    Will any of you even invest 5 hours to watch him?

    Your call. take the red pill or just stay sleeping.

    PEACE & LOVE

    • TIME

      BTW, You all may wish to invest a few hours on Kurt’s new Youtube Feed called,
      Season of Treason 3,

      If after your done watching his new youtube feed and yet you still don’t get it, HEY – Good news, you never will.
      So just sit back and enjoy your mindless existence with that BIG Blue Pill, in plain words just go back to sleep and shut up.

      PEACE & LOVE People.

      • TIME

        One other thing you may all wish to look over today is a blog on; Red Ice Creations.com

        Its titled, “The UN Threat to Internet Freedom.”

        Its well worth the time, as thats the next gig on the agenda for the Special people from the NWO.

      • Joe H

        Time,
        Stossel had a special n tonight and repeats tomorrow on the problems caused by government on business. I have it on record as I missed it tonight. Seems he wanted to open a lemonade stand and found out it would take SIX MONTHS to open it due to all the misc. permits and licences and their requirements. Like taking classes to include one on the pufferfish(?) and the requirement to keep a city approved fireextinguisher on the stand whee there is no electricity, no fire and no heat. I’m upset that I forgot it was on as it sounds to be eyeopening. I will watch it tomorrow!!

  • http://gravatar.com/miken25 miken25m

    Good article but I disagree on one point. Madison should not have wrote “obedience to a law’ but rather “loyalty to a principle.” “Obedience to a law” can justify all the irrational laws we have today.

  • Ellen

    I have 2 kids in college and can safely say this topic is true. One child was a freshman in 2008 when Obama was going around pretending to be the great uniter who was going to fix our country. Her teachers would spend class time talking about how wonderful Obama was, rather than teaching their subjects. They were nearly brainwashing these kids, who were going to vote in their first election ever and wanted to ‘make history.’ Obama’s campaign manager’s plan to rally college kids was ingenious because college kids are mostly naive. They believe what they are told by adults. And, as we already know, they don’t know history.

    • s c

      Ellen, THANK YOU for bringing up history. Back in the mid-’70s there was a move afoot to eliminate the teaching of history in high schools. Over the years, they did a pretty good job of it, don’t you think?
      Anybody who had kids back then would now have to explain how “some” people managed to get through high school and become programmed via social engineering techniques and have little or NO use for the Constitution or freedom. I’m betting that a lot of them either “proved” they weren’t ‘racists’ by surrendering to utopianism.
      If you meet a retired teacher, you might ask if they were witness to devolved history via social engineering over the years. It would make for a very interesting conversation. If you can find one, don’t be bashful.

  • eddie47d

    I have heard Hillsdale College mentioned several times over the years and have always known they lean to the right.Conservatives love to make quotes in reference to this institution and that’s great. Yet who are the Alumni and what have those notable people done for the USA?

    • Average Joe

      eddie47d ,
      My suggestion for your questions, go to their site and research for your answers.
      That’s the wondeful thing about the internet…you can find answers…without leaving the comfort of your home. I started their free Constitution classes last week and have been finding out new things (things I didn’t already know or misunderstood)…daily. Sign up…enjoy the course!

      • Joe H

        Average Joe,
        Hey classmate!! Started last week, as well!!!

    • Doug

      Here you go Eddie and they have a great on line Constitution class that I think you should take! Instead of your usual just listening to what the liberal media or your Communist president tells you!
      http://www.hillsdale.edu/support/alumni/default.asp

      Kirk Cordill, 1992, CEO, BMW China; Erik Prince, 1992, Founder and former CEO of Blackwater, Inc., a private security firm; Phillip Crane, 1952, United States Congressman; Howard Mudd, 1964, three-time NFL all-star, Offensive line coach of the World Champion Indianapolis Colts; Dr. James Seward, 1964, Noted cardiologist, Mayo Clinic; David Pringle, 1965, President, Luminys Systems Corp., Chief Technology Officer, Imagility, Inc., Winner of two Academy Awards and one Emmy Award for technical achievement; Marcia Watkins Kazurinski, 1972, Actor, singer, dancer — a lead role in A Chorus Line on Broadway; Walter Howell III, 1980, International Director, Jones Lang LaSalle, World’s largest commercial real estate development firm; Pamela Lowe, 1980, V.P., Cintas Corporation; Edward Peper, 1984, General Manager, Chevrolet Division, General Motors Corporation

      • eddie47d

        Since Obama is not a communist and I read from several sources you lost in that attempt at arrogant superiority. I have actually heard of David Pringle of the Mayo Clinic.To use Eric Prince (Blackwater) as a shining example might not give Hillsdale the notoriety it wants. I guess we all have to sometimes take the good with the bad.

      • Joe H

        eddie,
        What the founder of Blackwater did AFTER graduating is no fault of Hillsdale and you know it!!

      • eddie47d

        Then why would you say that Liberals are indoctrinated at colleges/schools yet you seem to think that Conservatives can’t be? You are so hypocritical Joe!

    • Jack Coleman

      You can hillsdale out by going to:
      http://www.hillsdale.edu/

    • s c

      ‘E,’ sometimes you have to be reminded that silence is better than the ‘noise’ you constantly crank out here. Your prime marker for ‘worth’ is based on one idea. That is, if a ‘leader’ or a famous personality doesn’t help screw up America or rape the economy in the name of ‘making it better,’ that person is automatically BAD.
      You have NO standards for RESULTS, comrade. Good intentions will not keep you safe or make you responsible. Touchy-feely is no defense in this world. If you need a reason for being, hound Al (duh) Gore for being a 24/7 loser who’s drooling at the prospect of becoming even more filthy rich cia crap green programs that will take generations to produce results.
      Let that airhead move in with a polar bear. Can he swim? Like I give a ____. It’s one thing to have a role model or an icon, but when you stoop to suck up to LOSERS like Gore, you make it clear that you don’t mind being seen as someone who thinks being a LOSER is better than being a winner.
      Before they ‘released’ you from high school, did you make the transition from crayons to pencils and from the Weekly Reader to books? It’s hard to tell, comrade.

      • eddie47d

        Is this your daily outing from the insane asylum SC or are you allowed on the computer with out parental guidance?

      • M

        Obviously Eddie has nothing better to do all day every day but sit there in his room(probably his parents or public housing) and attempt to pass judgement when he has no clue….. Check your facts. Huff Post is not a resource

      • eddie47d

        M….????? Too much Scotch?

  • Alf

    About 20 years ago, I had to review the condition of theatre seating in a lecture hall located at the State University of New york at Buffalo. To avoid conflict with the heavily scheduled use of the facility, I arrived at, what I thought would be before any scheduled classes, 7:30 A.M. To my surprise, a class was in session with about 50 to 75 sleepy-eyed children, probably freshmen listening and note-taking to a lecture. The subject, to my dismay, was centered around the homosexual lifestyle of ancient Greek warriors, and their use of young teen-aged boys as sex objects. I was in the room for about 15 minutes, and to this day, I regret my failure to object to the use of taxpayers money being used to sell young and impressionable boys and girls on the acceptance of this disgusting practice. Is it any wonder that these people leave universities with totally destroyed morals.

    • Karolyn

      It should not be objectionable to teach anything in college. Knowledge should not be censored.

    • RichE

      Were the Warriors conservatives or liberals? LOL
      This is fun, cataloging everything.
      How would you catalog castrati, liberal or conservative?

  • Lynne

    Fascinating article. I’ve received Hillsdale’s ‘Imprimis’ newsletter in the mail for years and they’ve all been tossed into the trash. I do believe that I’ll now begin to read them in their entirety before deciding to trash them or not. Thank you for this enlightening article!

    • Joe H

      Lynne,
      There is a quote that fits here very well. “none are as blind as those who REFUSE to see”!

  • http://Inprogress Robert Greeley

    There is a light at the end of the tunnel. We only use about 1% of our brain but we need to use 2% to save our freedom-loving America from the slavery and horror of the world. Remember, our founders all arrived here, fleeing tyranny and terror. If we fail, the entire world, including all the countries that are free courtesy of us, will be slaves or dead. Now our pro-U.N., NOT USA leader deeply apologizes to every America-hater in sight, so they will love us. Treasonous.

    • RichE

      …” including all the countries that are free courtesy of us,” Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, please name these countries.

      • Jon

        Great Britain, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Philippines, Panama, Australia, New Guinea, South Korea, China, Italy, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Israel, and Cuba, for example. There are many others for which we could take partial or indirect credit, as well. And there are many others who gained their independence or revised their governments based on our example. Give me a few minutes and I’ll think of some more.

        • RichE

          You left off a few:

          COUNTRY OR STATE Dates of intervention Forces Comments
          SOUTH DAKOTA 1890 (-?) Troops 300 Lakota Indians massacred at Wounded Knee.
          ARGENTINA 1890 Troops Buenos Aires interests protected.
          CHILE 1891 Troops Marines clash with nationalist rebels.
          HAITI 1891 Troops Black revolt on Navassa defeated.
          IDAHO 1892 Troops Army suppresses silver miners’ strike.
          HAWAII 1893 (-?) Naval, troops Independent kingdom overthrown, annexed.
          CHICAGO 1894 Troops Breaking of rail strike, 34 killed.
          NICARAGUA 1894 Troops Month-long occupation of Bluefields.
          CHINA 1894-95 Naval, troops Marines land in Sino-Japanese War
          KOREA 1894-96 Troops Marines kept in Seoul during war.
          PANAMA 1895 Troops, naval Marines land in Colombian province.
          NICARAGUA 1896 Troops Marines land in port of Corinto.
          CHINA 1898-1900 Troops Boxer Rebellion fought by foreign armies.
          PHILIPPINES 1898-1910 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, killed 600,000 Filipinos
          CUBA 1898-1902 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, still hold Navy base.
          PUERTO RICO 1898 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, occupation continues.
          GUAM 1898 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, still use as base.
          MINNESOTA 1898 (-?) Troops Army battles Chippewa at Leech Lake.
          NICARAGUA 1898 Troops Marines land at port of San Juan del Sur.
          SAMOA 1899 (-?) Troops Battle over succession to throne.
          NICARAGUA 1899 Troops Marines land at port of Bluefields.
          IDAHO 1899-1901 Troops Army occupies Coeur d’Alene mining region.
          OKLAHOMA 1901 Troops Army battles Creek Indian revolt.
          PANAMA 1901-14 Naval, troops Broke off from Colombia 1903, annexed Canal Zone; Opened canal 1914.
          HONDURAS 1903 Troops Marines intervene in revolution.
          DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1903-04 Troops U.S. interests protected in Revolution.
          KOREA 1904-05 Troops Marines land in Russo-Japanese War.
          CUBA 1906-09 Troops Marines land in democratic election.
          NICARAGUA 1907 Troops “Dollar Diplomacy” protectorate set up.
          HONDURAS 1907 Troops Marines land during war with Nicaragua
          PANAMA 1908 Troops Marines intervene in election contest.
          NICARAGUA 1910 Troops Marines land in Bluefields and Corinto.
          HONDURAS 1911 Troops U.S. interests protected in civil war.
          CHINA 1911-41 Naval, troops Continuous occupation with flare-ups.
          CUBA 1912 Troops U.S. interests protected in civil war.
          PANAMA 1912 Troops Marines land during heated election.
          HONDURAS 1912 Troops Marines protect U.S. economic interests.
          NICARAGUA 1912-33 Troops, bombing 10-year occupation, fought guerillas
          MEXICO 1913 Naval Americans evacuated during revolution.
          DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1914 Naval Fight with rebels over Santo Domingo.
          COLORADO 1914 Troops Breaking of miners’ strike by Army.
          MEXICO 1914-18 Naval, troops Series of interventions against nationalists.
          HAITI 1914-34 Troops, bombing 19-year occupation after revolts.
          TEXAS 1915 Troops Federal soldiers crush “Plan of San Diego” Mexican-American rebellion
          DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1916-24 Troops 8-year Marine occupation.
          CUBA 1917-33 Troops Military occupation, economic protectorate.
          WORLD WAR I 1917-18 Naval, troops Ships sunk, fought Germany for 1 1/2 years.
          RUSSIA 1918-22 Naval, troops Five landings to fight Bolsheviks
          PANAMA 1918-20 Troops “Police duty” during unrest after elections.
          HONDURAS 1919 Troops Marines land during election campaign.
          YUGOSLAVIA 1919 Troops/Marines intervene for Italy against Serbs in Dalmatia.
          GUATEMALA 1920 Troops 2-week intervention against unionists.
          WEST VIRGINIA 1920-21 Troops, bombing Army intervenes against mineworkers.
          TURKEY 1922 Troops Fought nationalists in Smyrna.
          CHINA 1922-27 Naval, troops Deployment during nationalist revolt.
          MEXICO

          HONDURAS
          1923

          1924-25
          Bombing

          Troops
          Airpower defends Calles from rebellion

          Landed twice during election strife.

          PANAMA 1925 Troops Marines suppress general strike.
          CHINA 1927-34 Troops Marines stationed throughout the country.
          EL SALVADOR 1932 Naval Warships send during Marti revolt.
          WASHINGTON DC 1932 Troops Army stops WWI vet bonus protest.
          WORLD WAR II 1941-45 Naval, troops, bombing, nuclear Hawaii bombed, fought Japan, Italy and Germay for 3 years; first nuclear war.
          DETROIT 1943 Troops Army put down Black rebellion.
          IRAN 1946 Nuclear threat Soviet troops told to leave north.
          YUGOSLAVIA 1946 Nuclear threat, naval Response to shoot-down of US plane.
          URUGUAY 1947 Nuclear threat Bombers deployed as show of strength.
          GREECE 1947-49 Command operation U.S. directs extreme-right in civil war.
          GERMANY 1948 Nuclear Threat Atomic-capable bombers guard Berlin Airlift.
          CHINA 1948-49 Troops/Marines evacuate Americans before Communist victory.
          PHILIPPINES 1948-54 Command operation CIA directs war against Huk Rebellion.
          PUERTO RICO 1950 Command operation Independence rebellion crushed in Ponce.
          KOREA 1951-53 (-?) Troops, naval, bombing , nuclear threats U.S./So. Korea fights China/No. Korea to stalemate; A-bomb threat in 1950, and against China in 1953. Still have bases.
          IRAN 1953 Command Operation CIA overthrows democracy, installs Shah.
          VIETNAM 1954 Nuclear threat French offered bombs to use against seige.
          GUATEMALA 1954 Command operation, bombing, nuclear threat CIA directs exile invasion after new gov’t nationalized U.S. company lands; bombers based in Nicaragua.
          EGYPT 1956 Nuclear threat, troops Soviets told to keep out of Suez crisis; Marines evacuate foreigners.
          LEBANON l958 Troops, naval Army & Marine occupation against rebels.
          IRAQ 1958 Nuclear threat Iraq warned against invading Kuwait.
          CHINA l958 Nuclear threat China told not to move on Taiwan isles.
          PANAMA 1958 Troops Flag protests erupt into confrontation.
          VIETNAM l960-75 Troops, naval, bombing, nuclear threats Fought South Vietnam revolt & North Vietnam; one million killed in longest U.S. war; atomic bomb threats in l968 and l969.
          CUBA l961 Command operation CIA-directed exile invasion fails.
          GERMANY l961 Nuclear threat Alert during Berlin Wall crisis.
          LAOS 1962 Command operation Military buildup during guerrilla war.
          CUBA l962 Nuclear threat, naval Blockade during missile crisis; near-war with Soviet Union.
          IRAQ 1963 Command operation CIA organizes coup that killed president, brings Ba’ath Party to power, and Saddam Hussein back from exile to be head of the secret service.
          PANAMA l964 Troops Panamanians shot for urging canal’s return.
          INDONESIA l965 Command operation Million killed in CIA-assisted army coup.
          DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1965-66 Troops, bombing Army & Marines land during election campaign.
          GUATEMALA l966-67 Command operation Green Berets intervene against rebels.
          DETROIT l967 Troops Army battles African Americans, 43 killed.
          UNITED STATES l968 Troops After King is shot; over 21,000 soldiers in cities.
          CAMBODIA l969-75 Bombing, troops, naval Up to 2 million killed in decade of bombing, starvation, and political chaos.
          OMAN l970 Command operation U.S. directs Iranian marine invasion.
          LAOS l971-73 Command operation, bombing U.S. directs South Vietnamese invasion; “carpet-bombs” countryside.
          SOUTH DAKOTA l973 Command operation Army directs Wounded Knee siege of Lakotas.
          MIDEAST 1973 Nuclear threat World-wide alert during Mideast War.
          CHILE 1973 Command operation CIA-backed coup ousts elected marxist president.
          CAMBODIA l975 Troops, bombing Gassing of captured ship Mayagüez, 28 troops die when copter shot down.
          ANGOLA l976-92 Command operation CIA assists South African-backed rebels.
          IRAN l980 Troops, nuclear threat, aborted bombing Raid to rescue Embassy hostages; 8 troops die in copter-plane crash. Soviets warned not to get involved in revolution.
          LIBYA l981 Naval jets Two Libyan jets shot down in maneuvers.
          EL SALVADOR l981-92 Command operation, troops Advisors, overflights aid anti-rebel war, soldiers briefly involved in hostage clash.
          NICARAGUA l981-90 Command operation, naval CIA directs exile (Contra) invasions, plants harbor mines against revolution.
          LEBANON l982-84 Naval, bombing, troops Marines expel PLO and back Phalangists, Navy bombs and shells Muslim positions. 241 Marines killed when Shi’a rebel bombs barracks.
          GRENADA l983-84 Troops, bombing Invasion four years after revolution.
          HONDURAS l983-89 Troops Maneuvers help build bases near borders.
          IRAN l984 Jets Two Iranian jets shot down over Persian Gulf.
          LIBYA l986 Bombing, naval Air strikes to topple nationalist gov’t.
          BOLIVIA 1986 Troops Army assists raids on cocaine region.
          IRAN l987-88 Naval, bombing US intervenes on side of Iraq in war.
          LIBYA 1989 Naval jets Two Libyan jets shot down.
          VIRGIN ISLANDS 1989 Troops St. Croix Black unrest after storm.
          PHILIPPINES 1989 Jets Air cover provided for government against coup.
          PANAMA 1989 (-?) Troops, bombing Nationalist government ousted by 27,000 soldiers, leaders arrested, 2000+ killed.
          LIBERIA 1990 Troops Foreigners evacuated during civil war.
          SAUDI ARABIA 1990-91 Troops, jets Iraq countered after invading Kuwait. 540,000 troops also stationed in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Israel.
          IRAQ 1990-91 Bombing, troops, naval Blockade of Iraqi and Jordanian ports, air strikes; 200,000+ killed in invasion of Iraq and Kuwait; large-scale destruction of Iraqi military.
          KUWAIT 1991 Naval, bombing, troops Kuwait royal family returned to throne.
          IRAQ 1991-2003 Bombing, naval No-fly zone over Kurdish north, Shiite south; constant air strikes and naval-enforced economic sanctions
          LOS ANGELES 1992 Troops Army, Marines deployed against anti-police uprising.
          SOMALIA 1992-94 Troops, naval, bombing U.S.-led United Nations occupation during civil war; raids against one Mogadishu faction.
          YUGOSLAVIA 1992-94 Naval NATO blockade of Serbia and Montenegro.
          BOSNIA 1993-? Jets, bombing No-fly zone patrolled in civil war; downed jets, bombed Serbs.
          HAITI 1994 Troops, naval Blockade against military government; troops restore President Aristide to office three years after coup.
          ZAIRE (CONGO) 1996-97 Troops Troops at Rwandan Hutu refugee camps, in area where Congo revolution begins.
          LIBERIA 1997 Troops Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners.
          ALBANIA 1997 Troops Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners.
          SUDAN 1998 Missiles Attack on pharmaceutical plant alleged to be “terrorist” nerve gas plant.
          AFGHANISTAN 1998 Missiles Attack on former CIA training camps used by Islamic fundamentalist groups alleged to have attacked embassies.
          IRAQ 1998 Bombing, Missiles Four days of intensive air strikes after weapons inspectors allege Iraqi obstructions.
          YUGOSLAVIA 1999 Bombing, Missiles Heavy NATO air strikes after Serbia declines to withdraw from Kosovo. NATO occupation of Kosovo.
          YEMEN 2000 Naval USS Cole, docked in Aden, bombed.
          MACEDONIA 2001 Troops NATO forces deployed to move and disarm Albanian rebels.
          UNITED STATES 2001 Jets, naval Reaction to hijacker attacks on New York, DC
          AFGHANISTAN 2001-? Troops, bombing, missiles Massive U.S. mobilization to overthrow Taliban, hunt Al Qaeda fighters, install Karzai regime, and battle Taliban insurgency. More than 30,000 U.S. troops and numerous private security contractors carry our occupation.
          YEMEN 2002 Missiles Predator drone missile attack on Al Qaeda, including a US citizen.
          PHILIPPINES 2002-? Troops, naval Training mission for Philippine military fighting Abu Sayyaf rebels evolves into combat missions in Sulu Archipelago, west of Mindanao.
          COLOMBIA 2003-? Troops US special forces sent to rebel zone to back up Colombian military protecting oil pipeline.
          IRAQ 2003-? Troops, naval, bombing, missiles Saddam regime toppled in Baghdad. More than 250,000 U.S. personnel participate in invasion. US and UK forces occupy country and battle Sunni and Shi’ite insurgencies. More than 160,000 troops and numerous private contractors carry out occupation and build large permanent bases.
          LIBERIA 2003 Troops Brief involvement in peacekeeping force as rebels drove out leader.
          HAITI 2004-05 Troops, naval Marines & Army land after right-wing rebels oust elected President Aristide, who was advised to leave by Washington.
          PAKISTAN 2005-? Missiles, bombing, covert operation CIA missile and air strikes and Special Forces raids on alleged Al Qaeda and Taliban refuge villages kill multiple civilians. Drone attacks also on Pakistani Mehsud network.
          SOMALIA 2006-? Missiles, naval, troops, command operation Special Forces advise Ethiopian invasion that topples Islamist government; AC-130 strikes, Cruise missile attacks and helicopter raids against Islamist rebels; naval blockade against “pirates” and insurgents.
          SYRIA 2008 Troops Special Forces in helicopter raid 5 miles from Iraq kill 8 Syrian civilians
          YEMEN 2009-? Missiles, command operation Cruise missile attack on Al Qaeda kills 49 civilians; Yemeni military assaults on rebels
          LIBYA 2011-? Bombing, missiles, command operation NATO coordinates air strikes and missile attacks against Qaddafi government during uprising by rebel army.

  • s c

    Aside from a routine number of comments that strayed from the topic, there should have been many more comments today. Just because Hillsdale isn’t a ‘public’ institution doesn’t mean it’s not important.
    Hillsdale is VERY important because it puts Ivy League schools and schools that have false reputations in their place. Hillsdale does not indoctrinate. Hillsdale is not a government-funded monstrosity that brainwashes young students. Hillsdale COMPENSATES for Uncle Scam’s treason and tyranny.
    The idea that this topic wouldn’t net at least 100 comments is VERY sad, people. Would a specific topic dealing with the insanity of public school(s) get more comments? Somehow, I doubt it. SAD.

    • Joe H

      sc,
      Sadly, I must agree. I grew up not far from Hillsdale in the Adrian/Tecumseh area. I’ve watched Hillsdale grow, and even the whole area around. not too far away is MIS speedway, The Irish hills, Wamplers lake, Devils lake, all very close and all very much a part of my life. It’s sad that people aren’t interested unless it’s an ivy league!!

      • cawun cents

        Thats because they have turned the White House into the Ivy League Academics Home for Disturbed Progressive Liberals.-CC.

  • Shoestring47

    I went to college at the age of 50 and within weeks of starting the English course, I was told by the professor (this was in Massachusetts), that I was not liberal enough.

    I left, put my money into the stock market, and at the age of 65 I am smarter, and have enough money to live a good life, and I feel I am smarter by educating myself by reading and being discriminating in my beliefs.

    My grandkids will attend a Cosntitutional College or not attend at all

  • Richard Smith

    I just signed up my HS senior grandaughter for the 101 constitution course, with her agreement of course. She is very bright and will soon be going to college. I wanted her to be armed with some truth to counter the distortions and misrepresentations that she will be exposed to. Fortunately, she knows when to swing and when to duck; to pick her battles and ignore the too ignorant to have a conversation with.

  • Jeremy Leochner

    I will be honest- I am a student of the public school system and a current college student. So I am certainly bias. That said I would prefer examples. This article contends that higher education is linked with liberalism. I would like some examples of liberal bias that can be proven to be in every college. As a student I have never at any time been told that a certain idea is better then another or that one philosophy is better then another. Certain professors at one time or another have made some of their personal beliefs known but they have never attempted to persuade any students to adopt their beliefs. To be honest I don’t see how liberalism or liberal bias can even be put to students unless I can get some sort of example of some piece of propaganda that can be proven to be something only liberals believe, cannot be proven to be factually true and can be proven to be something that is regularly taught at every institute of higher education. If such examples cannot be found then I do not believe higher education can be connected to liberalism unless education itself is considered to have a liberal bias.

    • Joe H

      Jeremy,
      If you are a colege student and have not heard any liberal thoughts from your professors, then you are either deaf or not listening!!

      • Karolyn

        Joe – I would have to concur with Jeremy. Maybe it’s because I go to a smallish regional school in the south, but I find it to be as Jeremy has alluded. My American Government professor right now proclaimed himself to be an independent libertarian; and while he does voice some of his views, he is very clear in telling us that everybody has their own opinion and that is just as it should be. I had thought my very intellectual sociaology professor was liberal, but his views are really from one extreme to the other; and I can’t pinpoint him. I had a very Christian English teacher who also teaches global religion in a very unbiased manner. My other English teacher is the only one I might consider liberal. Altogether, my experience has been very balanced. Could it just be the larger schools?

      • Jeremy Leochner

        I have been listening Joe. All I have ever heard is information. For the sake of argument where is liberal bias possible. In history? I don’t know of any examples of any thing in history that are distortions by liberals. In economics? I was even told by the professor that he was not going to debate which system is better-he was just there to give facts about them. Bear in mind I have heard such arguments of liberal bias in higher education before and out of curiosity have checked. All I have heard is neutral information and not propaganda. My political views have nothing to do with the institution I learn at.

        • RichE

          Wouldn’t shedding light on both sides be liberal?

      • Jeremy Leochner

        I would think that would be neutral. And isn’t shedding light on both sides a good thing.

        • RichE

          I think the ability to be nonbiased is liberal. To be neutral is liberal. I don’t know any conservative that is nonbiased or open for discussion. It’s their way or the highway and anybody that doesn’t think their way is stupid, living on another planet, or some other epithet.

          “Shedding light on both sides a good thing” Reminds me of Harry Potter and he who isn’t to me mentioned. Yes, shedding light on it is a good thing, but I’m sure a conservative will find an exception.

      • Jeremy Leochner

        I am not sure how to respond. You say being non biased is liberal and I hank you for that. I will admit that I am certainly bias in some things. As to conservatives my own father is a conservative and I wouldn’t consider him a my way or the highway type. We have had numerous debates and though we differ in opinion he has never been close minded to anything I have said. Finally I don’t consider it stupid or living on another planet to be liberal. I believe my ideas and values to be good ones and I believe they can help make things better.

  • Thinking About

    As I debated some years ago with someone who had different views I told the person I doubt their mind would change to meet my opinion I did not think I would change to meet their opinion like flip-flopping. I was surprised some years later when this person told me they did not understand why I helped others but they now understand. It is like cognitive dissonance, sometimes you say and do things whether right or wrong and then believe whatever your opinion is and refuse to allow the truth to come true.

  • Jeremy Leochner

    i am not sure how to respond. You say being non biased is liberal and I hank you for that. I will admit that I am certainly bias in some things. As to conservatives my own father is a conservative and I wouldn’t consider him a my way or the highway type. We have had numerous debates and though we differ in opinion he has never been close minded to anything I have said. Finally I don’t consider it stupid or living on another planet to be liberal. I believe my ideas and values to be good ones and I believe they can help make things better.

    • Jeremy Leochner

      This comment which was meant as a reply to another was incorrectly posted as a comment. Please disregard..

    • RichE

      If you’re far-right then neutral would be to your left towards liberalism. Don’t confuse right with conservative, left with liberal. They are not always interchangeable. I define myself a conservative liberal. I conserve, but am open minded. I try to find the ‘Way’ of things. For example: two horses pulling a wagon, one pulls to the right and the other pulls to the left. What’s the, ‘Way’ of pulling a wagon?

      • Jeremy Leochner

        Okay I understand. I can respect that. That is a good analogy. I will have to remember that.

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