Professor calls universities the ‘gravest internal threat’ to U.S.

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    Adjudication of the law shouldn't be political in the first place, so considering political stance is irrelevant, unless you want to add two sided politics into the equation. The problem occurs when the judge doesn't like the law, because it doesn't suit their politics, and wants it to mean something it doesn't. If the law is unsatisfactory in the judge's opinion, the judge has to understand their opinion doesn't have the power to write or change the law.
     
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    Yes, the individual was at the forefront of thought at the time of our country's founding, and that manifested itself in the principle of government by consent.
    The philosophical debate centered around man living in a state of nature with all the natural rights accorded him and man living in civil society with limitations placed on his freedom. This country was founded on the latter.

    An enlightened zeal for the energy and efficiency of government will be stigmatized as the offspring of a temper fond of despotic power and hostile to the principles of liberty. An over-scrupulous jealousy of danger to the rights of the people, which is more commonly the fault of the head than of the heart, will be represented as mere pretense and artifice, the stale bait for popularity at the expense of the public good. It will be forgotten, on the one hand, that jealousy is the usual concomitant of love, and that the noble enthusiasm of liberty is apt to be infected with a spirit of narrow and illiberal distrust. On the other hand, it will be equally forgotten that the vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty; that, in the contemplation of a sound and well-informed judgment, their interest can never be separated; and that a dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government. History will teach us that the former has been found a much more certain road to the introduction of despotism than the latter, and that of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people; commencing demagogues, and ending tyrants.
    The Federalist 1 < The Complete Federalist Papers < 1786-1800 < Documents < American History From Revolution To Reconstruction and beyond

    I HAVE shown how it is that in ages of equality every man seeks for his opinions within himself; I am now to show how it is that in the same ages all his feelings are turned towards himself alone. Individualism is a novel expression, to which a novel idea has given birth. Our fathers were only acquainted with egoisme (selfishness). Selfishness is a passionate and exaggerated love of self, which leads a man to connect everything with himself and to prefer himself to everything in the world. Individualism is a mature and calm feeling, which disposes each member of the community to sever himself from the mass of his fellows and to draw apart with his family and his friends, so that after he has thus formed a little circle of his own, he willingly leaves society at large to itself. Selfishness originates in blind instinct; individualism proceeds from erroneous judgment more than from depraved feelings; it originates as much in deficiencies of mind as in perversity of heart.
    Tocqueville: Book I Chapter 1
     
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    No one’s buying, comrade.
     
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    If you are living in America you already have, you're living it.
     
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    Wrong, comrade. Work on a new act, because this one doesn't sell.
     
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    So what you're admitting is that the left is "winning" at indoctrinating America? Why is it you feel the need to indoctrinate anyone in the first place, Jake? If your ideas are superior then they should win out in a well thought out debate with other ideas. When you prevent other viewpoints from being heard...what you're admitting is that you don't think your ideas can stand up to debate...which says VOLUMES about those ideas!
     
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    You know that we Marxists don't waste time haggling in the market. The knowledge that I offer you, I offer freely. How is that for individual freedom. ;)
     
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    I've put three kids thru public school and two 6 years they a public university. Not a shred of indoctrination so it is limited to a very minute number of places.
     
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    The colleges were doing the same thing 30 years ago.
    The students think that the professors are infallible gods.
    The professors teach them that it’s hip to hate America and that it’s dumb to be patriotic.
    The new thing though is the Virtue Signaling.
     
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    In which campuses is this happening? Maybe one or two at most. A Steadman concept.
     

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