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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    please explain how exactly the rebuttal was dishonest.........
    If you really need an explanation of why that was a dishonest rebuttal then you are beyond any help that I could offer.

    My condolences.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    If you really need an explanation of why that was a dishonest rebuttal then you are beyond any help that I could offer.

    My condolences.
    so you are just another person who makes an accusation you can't back up. It must suck to be conservative since this seems to be a trait for you guys.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    so you are just another person who makes an accusation you can't back up. It must suck to be conservative since this seems to be a trait for you guys.
    Wow, one person's post is illogically extended to apply to all conservatives. This is neither honest nor fair.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

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    Condoleezza Rice represents an administration covered in the blood of innocent people. On that ground alone, regardless of what she has to say, I would exercise my right to oppose her from speaking.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

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    Condoleezza Rice represents an administration covered in the blood of innocent people. On that ground alone, regardless of what she has to say, I would exercise my right to oppose her from speaking.
    Would you have opposed Osama Bin Laden from speaking?

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Would you have opposed Osama Bin Laden from speaking?
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    Is the Pope Catholic?

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Wow, one person's post is illogically extended to apply to all conservatives. This is neither honest nor fair.
    no i have seen it time and again...

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    My youngest son is a rising Senior at UNC Chapel Hill. It became painfully obvious to me a few weeks ago that he had been subjected in his education at that particular university to a lack of diversity in the ideas accepted and taught. It was not that his thought process had turned from one of analysis of all perspectives to just one of a liberal/progressive viewpoint (which it had), but that he was obviously emulating his environment at the school in his discussions with me by adopting a combative and dismissive stance of any position or idea that was not of what could be referred to as pure from the liberal or progressive ideological point of view. As I've mentioned on this forum before, he raised his voice to me and became angry and agitated that anyone would dare to question his position. I stayed calm and let him know that his position was valid to the point that I would give him the respect to listen and consider it, however, he must do the same to opposing positions, do his own analysis and research, and then make up his own mind. I told him that he should never accept anything anyone says implicitly without question nor should he dismiss out of hand opposing viewpoints simply because they are different than what he has been taught.

    In other words, I saw what the OP is describing brought directly into my own house and suffered through its attempt to co-opt my own family.

    To paraphrase a far right man that I didn't agree with on every issue, yet who made a funny and salient point on the Senate floor when discussing this phenomena, Senator Jesse Helms once said in regard to the liberals and progressives in the University of North Carolina: North Carolina would be a kind and wonderful state, if you put a fence around Chapel Hill.
    I have a daughter at the University of Maryland at College Park starting her Junior year. I have noticed some of the same type of behavior starting with her, but obviously not to the degree a young man may express himself, she has expressed a few ideas that I had to double take...

    I have just expressed to her that no one can tell her what to believe, but only that she also make sure and not just take someone's word for anything because they are in a position of authority, ie; the professor, or teacher of the class...The foundation of a free society is the challenging of ideas, and civil disagreement...

    However, I have also expressed that in some situations in classes, depending on the professor, she may need to
    "go along to get along", or parrot the ideas of intolerant teachers in order to protect her Dean's list status.
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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    no i have seen it time and again...
    But you've never seen anyone other than a conservative make an accusation that can't be backed up?

    And all conservatives make accusations that they can't back up? Come on now. Don't further embarrass yourself; better to admit that you overgeneralized than to persist in this claim.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    But you've never seen anyone other than a conservative make an accusation that can't be backed up?

    And all conservatives make accusations that they can't back up? Come on now. Don't further embarrass yourself; better to admit that you overgeneralized than to persist in this claim.
    you should go back and read what I wrote. Since I didn't say all conservatives I expect you to stop lying about it.

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