The College Republican branch at Fordham University invited a woman…..thats right a woman named Ann Coulter to speak at their campus on November 29. After finding out the speaker whom college republicans had invited was to be a woman, the university president Joeseph Mcshane said,
“The event is funded through student activity fees and is not open to the public nor the media. Student groups are allowed, and encouraged, to invite speakers who represent diverse, and sometimes unpopular, points of view, in keeping with the canons of academic freedom. Accordingly, the University will not block the College Republicans from hosting their speaker of choice on campus.
To say that I am disappointed with the judgment and maturity of the College Republicans, however, would be a tremendous understatement.”
Wow the president appalled at the college republicans maturity for inviting a woman.
Well I was only joking about the woman part the president is really “Disappointed” in the college republicans over their choice and thats just an “understatement”. I only added the woman twist to see what it feels like to be a liberal throwing out people to become poster minorities and use them to drum up supporters who want to silence free speech. Look this president hasn’t blocked the college republicans [CR’s] choice. Therefore no one should try and block the presidents choice to use his free speech in a method he wishes. The big issue people are raising in this story is thefact the president simultaneously knocks the CR’s conduct while bashing Ann Coulter as not being a legitimate voice for conservatism like he did here:
[“There are many people who can speak to the conservative point of view with integrity and conviction, but Ms. Coulter is not among them. Her rhetoric is often hateful and needlessly provocative—more heat than light—and her message is aimed squarely at the darker side of our nature.
As members of a Jesuit institution, we are called upon to deal with one another with civility and compassion, not to sling mud and impugn the motives of those with whom we disagree or to engage in racial or social stereotyping. In the wake of several bias incidents last spring, I told the University community that I hold out great contempt for anyone who would intentionally inflict pain on another human being because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, or creed.
“Disgust” was the word I used to sum up my feelings about those incidents. Hate speech, name-calling, and incivility are completely at odds with the Jesuit ideals that have always guided and animated Fordham.
Still, to prohibit Ms. Coulter from speaking at Fordham would be to do greater violence to the academy, and to the Jesuit tradition of fearless and robust engagement. Preventing Ms. Coulter from speaking would counter one wrong with another. The old saw goes that the answer to bad speech is more speech. This is especially true at a university, and I fully expect our students, faculty, alumni, parents, and staff to voice their opposition, civilly and respectfully, and forcefully.
The College Republicans have unwittingly provided Fordham with a test of its character: do we abandon our ideals in the face of repugnant speech and seek to stifle Ms. Coulter’s (and the student organizers’) opinions, or do we use her appearance as an opportunity to prove that our ideas are better and our faith in the academy—and one another—stronger? We have chosen the latter course, confident in our community, and in the power of decency and reason to overcome hatred and prejudice.
Joseph M. McShane, S.J., President”] see letter here
My Opinion= Consistency:
Look is the President an open progressive socialist? yes. Is the president anti-american? possibly. Has the president silence the CR’s? No.
And that last question is by far the most important one just as he encourages others not to silence the speech of other, we too must respect the presidents speech thanks to the great document that we call the constitution.
One last thing that I’d like to add is a memory from my college life. While I was attended college there was a time when I saw signs advertising a speaker who was coming to speak at my University and whom was invited by our local branch of college progressives (i can’t recall the group) and the man they were inviting was a black socialist progressive professor whom I had often seen on tv arguing with Sean Hannity. This mans beliefs, ideals, and rhetoric was often something that I found to be communistic, misguided, and offensive. The difference is I nor any CR’s on campus protested this mans coming. Just like in the Fordham case those progressives only sought to protect their free speech. Eventually CR’s invited the Genocide awareness project to campus and quickly received protests. Let me tell ou as someone whom was there at the tie the things the protestors were shouting about the CR’s were obscene however I wouldn’t have had them silenced because that would have violated the protesters right to speech. Now some non-obscene examples of what the protesters did were: shout into megaphones at people like myself who were just pasing by; started a petition to have the genocide awareness project removed fom campus; heck there were even guys wearing shirts that said I dig pro-choice chicks which to me just said he liked the easily open sex access with no responsibility…but again it was his right to say those things. See an article about that memory of mine here.
In closing my opinion/my point is this, I expect those who read this and those who may feel outrage toward the Fordham president don’t lash out at him instead encourage him and his speech while also encouraging the CR’s and ms. Coulter with their speech; it is by doing such that we carry on the dreams of our founding fathers.
Speak without fear,
Milton L. Jefferson
December 4, 2012 | Categories: Politics, Project: Regeneration | Tags: ann coulter, Anti-American, college republicans, conservatism, forham university, free speech, genocide awareness project, president joseph mcshane, progressives, project: regeneration, protest, sexism, socialist, speaker | Leave a comment
An editor for the collegefix recently posted on how a political science teacher published a syllabus which told students to leave their “American-ness, White-ness, Male-ness” at the door. All in the name of using “Inclusive ” language I thought inclusive language INCLUded everyone, even those pesky American White Males. Funny this same professor quoted Obamas church UCC. So why isn’t NBC or CNN publishing this story about the UCC’s war on American White Men after all they didn’t hesitate to quote Romneys religious beliefs as a “War on Women”.
All this “Inclusive talk reminds me of this video from Jon Stewart,
You know people are downplaying this already saying no student would do that nor fall for that Anti-American syllabus and bloggers are even condemning those who say this is a sign Socialism has taken over our universities, like I do believe. I mean if its not true that Socialism is now the institutionalized philosophy of University’s then why was I able to find this syllabus much like the one currently in dispute.
Nor why my textbook during college stated this: “In offering a sociological understanding of crime, this book suggests that the “get tough” approach is short-sighted since it ignores the roots of crime in the social structure and social inequality of society. To reduce crime, we must address these structural conditions and appreciate the role that factors such as race and ethnicity, gender, and social class play in criminal behavior.”
Look Around, it happening now!
Make sure you question with boldness,
Milton L. Jefferson
December 4, 2012 | Categories: Parents Section, Politics, Project: Regeneration | Tags: abandon american-ness, americanness, Anti-American, butler, CNN, DNC, inclusion, Inclusive talk, jon stewart, male-ness, NBC, Obamas church, professor, project: regeneration, religion, Romney's church, socialism, socialist, sociological understanding, syllabus, textbook, UCC, war on american white men, war on women, white-ness | 1 Comment
The Institutionalized Anti-American Socialists; Are Now Teaching The Founding Fathers Were Terrorists
The 239th anniversary (Dec 16th) of the Boston Tea Party is almost upon us. Unfortunately the current Anti-American regime is teaching our youth that the founding fathers were terrorists.
Who is this regime? They are CSCOPE
They collaborate with Texas teachers to help establish the classroom curriculum sort of like this curriculum/lesson plan: Patriots are terrorists
Heres an excerpt for you to mull over:
[Page 5 of 19 from the above lesson plan]
“News report: New Act of Terror!
A local militia, believed to be a terrorist organization, attacked the
property of private citizens today at our nation’s busiest port. Although
no one was injured in the attack, a large quantity of merchandise,
considered to be valuable to its owners and loathsome to the
perpetrators, was destroyed. The terrorists, dressed in disguise and
apparently intoxicated, were able to escape into the night with the help
of local citizens who harbor these fugitives and conceal their identities
from the authorities. It is believed that the terrorist attack was a
response to the policies enacted by the occupying country’s
government. Even stronger policies are anticipated by the local citizens.”
That was a sample news bulletin to be read by the teacher in which the founding fathers and those involved in the Boston Tea Party are depicted as terrorists.
President Reagan warned us that this type of misinformed education would occur. With his warning Reagan also gave us the method by which to prevent and undo it: “All great change inAmerica starts at the dinner table”. If we eat dinner with our family at the dinner table; if we ask our children what they’ve learned; if we search for the truth with our children;if we convince our children of why patriotism is the way to truth, then perhaps our efforts at REgeneration will not have been in vain.
Remember all great change in America begins at the dinner table,
Milton L. Jefferson
November 23, 2012 | Categories: History, Parents Section, Politics, Project: Regeneration | Tags: Anti-American, boston tea party, cscope, institutionalization, kids being taught patriots are terrorists, patriots are terrorist, progressives, project: regeneration, reagans warning, schools, socialists, texas | Leave a comment
On Sunday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris Perry delivered quite the speech to her viewers as she stated her case against the pilgrims. The very pilgrims Reagan warned would be attacked in this coming war where the socialists would aim to eradicate the American memory and with it the American spirit.
On her show Perry said, “Thanksgiving is not that simple,”……..“The kindergarten story that you learned about grateful Pilgrims and happy Indians is not even close to the historic reality of how European settlers brought violence, disease and land theft to the indigenous peoples who were already in this land long before it was discovered.” [see this clip for more]
Wow but thats not what Americans celebrate across the nation on thanksgiving. We celebrate the reuniting of family long since moved away. We celebrate Love and Charity. We celebrate the bonds that bind us together. Most of all we celebrate our national day of humility as we strive to be thankful for things we otherwise might not.
But thats America celebrating an American holiday, not Europe celebrating a European holiday. Maybe Ms. Perry sees only a nation divided not united. Maybe Ms. Perry sees only black and white, African-Americans and European-Americans. Well I for one do not see a nation divided, I am color blind, I only see Americans celebrating the American spirit together.
Let us never forget who we are,
Milton L. Jefferson