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Monday, May 8, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Political correctness has become a vehicle for violent censorship on colleges campuses (“The Method to PC Madness,” Web, April 30.) At first, college students feigned fear to obtain “safe spaces” to prevent being exposed to opposing views. However, of late they have changed tactics. Now they choose to silence those contrary views through violent censorship.

Feckless college administrators obsequiously acquiesce to the dictates of narcissistic student tyrants. Stunned Americans stand silent, frozen in slack-jawed shock and outrage.


Opposition to this abhorrence must mobilize before institutions of higher learning become entrenched academies of jackbooted intellectual suppression. One of the most direct and effective ways of dealing with the problem is to stop funding it. Citizens need to aggressively lobby state legislative bodies and Congress, demanding that funding be cut from these bastions of belligerence and bullying. There is no education going on in those places; only intimidation, indoctrination and thought suppression abound. Why should the taxpayers’ hard-earned money be used to turn out those who would destroy the rule of law, free speech and the freedoms that flow from both?

Alumni and donors both large and small who are against this travesty should stop giving immediately and disclose the reason. The social “just-us” warriors certainly would prefer not to be demeaned or insulted by receiving scholarships, loans, grants and gifts from money supplied by those privileged capitalists who want to give back. Philanthropists, wishing by legacy to contribute to the future of this exceptional nation would do well to direct the benefits of their largesse to those individuals and organizations committed to enhancing this nation, not destroying it.

Parents must decide whether they wish to make the financial expenditures and sacrifices that will produce a generation bent on chaos, lawlessness and oppression. Academia can be returned to its proper role if the attacks on thought, lives and property cease to be financed by citizens, either publicly or privately.

HESSIE L. HARRIS

Silver Spring


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