Jay Stephens went into her elite liberal arts college a social justice warrior….and graduated as a get-off-my-lawn conservative. How did that happen? Watch Jay’s story.
This is absurd. We need to teach students the importance of the U. S. constitution.
As the Wall Street Journal recently reported:
The William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale recently commissioned a survey from McLaughlin & Associates about attitudes towards free speech on campus. Some 800 students at a variety of colleges across the country were surveyed.
The results, though not surprising, are nevertheless alarming. By a margin of 51 percent to 36 percent, students favor their school having speech codes to regulate speech for students and faculty.
Sixty-three percent favor requiring professors to employ ‘trigger warnings’ to alert students to material that might be discomfiting.
One-third of the students polled could not identify the First Amendment as the part of the Constitution that dealt with free speech.
Thirty-five percent said that the First Amendment does not protect ‘hate speech,’ while 30 percent of self-identified liberal students say the First Amendment is outdated.
Our constitution guarantees us certain rights around due process. We have police trained to investigate. We have a judicial system designed to be fair and deliver justice.
So why are higher education institutions allowed to circumvent it?
Academia’s descent into perpetual hysteria and incipient tyranny is partly fueled by the fiction that one in five college students is sexually assaulted and that campuses require minute federal supervision to cure this. Encouraged by the government’s misuse of discredited social science (one survey supposedly proving this one-in-five fiction), colleges and universities are implementing unconstitutional procedures mandated by the government.
Marriage seems to be out. The result, less independence from parents. Jesus reminded us, “Haven’t you read in your Bible that the Creator originally made man and woman for each other, male and female? And because of this, a man leaves father and mother and is firmly bonded to his wife, becoming one flesh—no longer two bodies but one. Because God created this organic union of the two sexes, no one should desecrate his art by cutting them apart.”
“A larger share of young women are living at home with their parents or other relatives than at any point since the 1940s.
“The reasons that more women today are living with mom and dad are far different from in the 1940s: Today’s young women are more likely to be college educated and unmarried than earlier generations of American women in their age group.
“In the decade that brought the country into World War II, women typically lived with their parents until they married and only a small share attended college. Indeed, even in 1960, only 5% of 18- to 34-year-old women were college students. Today, women are five times more likely to be enrolled in college. According to 2014 figures, 27% of young women were college students.”