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    Re: College Professor Arrested for Profane Rant at Pro-Life Students

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    RC, you are an adult. You are going to college. One of the purposes of college is to challenge you, challenge your beliefs, teach you to think independently and formulate your responses based on what you believe to be correct. If you are getting a spoon fed education, if your beliefs are not seriously challenged, if your classes at times don't involve heated discussions, if you aren't motivated toward vehement disagreement with some of your professors from time to time, you aren't getting your money's worth.

    If the adjunct in the OP is causing her students to think, if she is challenging their beliefs, if her rant lights a fire in their bellies, then she is doing a hell of a good job. She doesn't have to be right or wrong. That hardly matters. Having the government step in is a horrible and tragic lesson, especially for the little Nazi who called the cops.
    Yes RT, that is the ideal of how college is supposed to work. The professor challenges me to think, I think, reformulate my argument, and challenge him/her right back and inevitably be both are better off for it. I don't have a problem with merely disagreeing with a professor. What that situation was in my class was basically he was spoon feeding me an education, yet was horrendously bad at backing up anything he had to say and would shout me or any other student down if we pointed out any flaws in his argument. He wasn't challenging my beliefs because there was no exchange of ideas there. I can't be challenged by someone who doesn't know how to back up what they have to say.

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    Re: College Professor Arrested for Profane Rant at Pro-Life Students

    I like the prolife students retort to the whole incident: We're just such perfect little citizens and exemplary students............Talk about "sheeple".............................

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    Re: College Professor Arrested for Profane Rant at Pro-Life Students

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Yes RT, that is the ideal of how college is supposed to work. The professor challenges me to think, I think, reformulate my argument, and challenge him/her right back and inevitably be both are better off for it. I don't have a problem with merely disagreeing with a professor. What that situation was in my class was basically he was spoon feeding me an education, yet was horrendously bad at backing up anything he had to say and would shout me or any other student down if we pointed out any flaws in his argument. He wasn't challenging my beliefs because there was no exchange of ideas there. I can't be challenged by someone who doesn't know how to back up what they have to say.
    One of the best classes I had as an undergrad was from a marketing professor who was a strong advocate for a form of socialism! His reasoning was at one level plausible, but his reasoning was crap. We would argue with the guy. He was an arrogant asshole AND he was wrong. We spent hours disproving some of his assertions just to get back at the prick. I once walked out of class. Near the last part of the semester it dawned on us what he was doing. He was brilliant. We bought into it early on. I learned so damn much in that class. It was a great experience. I never cut his classes because I wanted to be there and dare him to prove me wrong. Great professor...and he was still a prick.










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    Re: College Professor Arrested for Profane Rant at Pro-Life Students

    Can't watch the video.
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    Re: College Professor Arrested for Profane Rant at Pro-Life Students

    Legality aside, professionally, she's a bit of a twit. Present yourself better than that if you're going to be representing the university and are in charge of a class, please.
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    Re: College Professor Arrested for Profane Rant at Pro-Life Students

    As long as the Westboro Baptist Church is allowed to scream at funerals and call dead American soldiers fags then I don't think the professor should have been arrested.

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    Re: College Professor Arrested for Profane Rant at Pro-Life Students

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    As long as the Westboro Baptist Church is allowed to scream at funerals and call dead American soldiers fags then I don't think the professor should have been arrested.
    I'll agree. I'll also say that WBC should be allowed to scream at funerals, no matter how stupid they are.
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    Re: College Professor Arrested for Profane Rant at Pro-Life Students

    The cops were just keeping the peace. No sense in letting her carry on endlessly. Had they not told her to stop the situation likely would have escalated.

    One of the advantages to living in civil society is that we can expect people to behave in a relatively civil manner in public.

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    Re: College Professor Arrested for Profane Rant at Pro-Life Students

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Can't watch the video.
    Click here: http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1061704525

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    Re: College Professor Arrested for Profane Rant at Pro-Life Students

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Can't watch the video.
    Here's the script, more or less:

    **** you, you ****ing ****ers. What makes you think I can't say the **** word, you ****s? Profane? You think I'm profane, how about that ****ing exhibit from those ****ing ****ers, the ****s? Where does it ****ing saying in the ****ing first amendment that I can't say ****? ****ing hell, you ****ers.










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