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    Re: Liberty University Bans Democrat Club

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves:
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    that they may do it with joy, and not with grief:
    for that is unprofitable for you.


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    Please let me know when next I may instruct you in extremely basic things.
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    Re: Liberty University Bans Democrat Club

    I love how all these conservatives make broad statements about "liberal universities." I would say that, yes, University professors are liberal for the most part. It has to do with knowledge and knowing that liberal stances are the ones that make sense and provide for liberty and open mindedness. For the most part, Conservative thinking (not all mind you. there are some very good conservative scholars whom I respect) is close minded and myopic. What a good professor does though is give the floor to every view and allows for discussion amongst the students in a controlled environment. I am coming at this from a different position than most of you. I am a liberal academic in many regards, but would also be called conservative in other regards. No one is completely one or the other. That's just silly. Conservatives like to cop out of the discussion by proclaim one side to be "liberal," which means they are the bad guy, labeled to make them the "other."

    Oh, and whoever posted about "wading through feminist ideas", etc hasn't got a clue about feminism then. Give me a break. You don't believe in equality between the sexes and all races? How do you disregard postmodern thought? How do you explain your way out of that? Do you have absolute truth about English literature or something? Also, how about Post-Colonialism? Do you believe that European points of view are the only valid ones? Again, "liberal" is not a bad label. It means thinking outside the box for heavens sake. I wills say this: my godfather is a Philosophy professor at a state University and is a conservative. He does just fine. He's tenured and the whole nine yards. Conservatives have a tendency to whine and cry when they are turned down because they usually are worthy of being turned down: i.e. sub-par scholarship, racial views, anti-feminist views, hate speech, etc. It's really disgusting that faculty would have any of those opinions given the fact that they will be teaching women, homosexuals, african americans, chinese, etc. That affects their ability to communicate to a wider audience in the classroom. If they can't get beyond their prejudices and teach the subject matter, then they don't deserve tenure. If they can, then they get tenure. What conservatives call this "liberalization" of the uni is a good thing, not bad.

    Lastly, I find it funny that a conservative school, one that supposedly is about the rights and privileges of the constitution and personal liberty and responsibility would limit a group's ability to meet on their campus. Hypocritical at best. They have no concern nor love of freedom. It's a joke to them and conservatives should be outraged. Figures that they aren't because freedom has to do with thinking their way. If one doesn't, then restrain them and throw them out. That is typical of the right wing.

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    Re: Liberty University Bans Democrat Club

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Can you think of a legal reason why political predilections are treated differently than racial characteristics?
    Can you show us legally which left-leaning universities have done something illegal and not just conservatives whining about it?

    Again, left-leaning does not mean they are taking away rights.

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    Re: Liberty University Bans Democrat Club

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    Unfit? What's that suppose to mean?
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    Re: Liberty University Bans Democrat Club

    Quote Originally Posted by Voidwar View Post
    You are right, there is no comparison.

    What happens to an extra curricular club is completely irrelevant when contrasted with a real problem like the systemic leftism of faculty in State schools across the nation.

    Conservatives having trouble getting tenure is a problem.

    Some club ? Not even worth notice.
    Well since you seem to know soo much care to show us which left-leaning universities have done something illegal in this regard?

    Proof mind you, not just baseless conservative rhetoric.

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    Re: Liberty University Bans Democrat Club

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    You don't know what unift means? well here you go I'll help you out:

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    You don't have to thank me for helping you.
    Great you successfully avoided the question.
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    Re: Liberty University Bans Democrat Club

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    The Gaggle : Liberty University Bans Democrat Club



    I know it's an editorial but it stems from a real event. If someone can find a better article I'd appreciate it.

    I realize this is a private institution so they can do what they want, but I still believe a broader issue is going on here: the politicization of educational institutions. How can you just outright ban a Democrat club on these social fringe issues? It would be like banning the GOP club because you don't support war. As if the GOP never does anything "unchristian".
    - what "hate crimes"??!!!???
    - an university that bans students because they're too "socialist"...WTF?!

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    Re: Liberty University Bans Democrat Club

    And did you bother to read why? They wouldn't follow anti-discrimination policies.

    Unlike Liberty University, this group wasn't banned because of political leanings, this group was banned because they wouldn't follow policies of anti-discrimination.

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    Re: Liberty University Bans Democrat Club

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    And did you bother to read why? They wouldn't follow anti-discrimination policies.

    Unlike Liberty University, this group wasn't banned because of political leanings, this group was banned because they wouldn't follow policies of anti-discrimination.

    ...which is political.


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