Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Are You Sure You Want to Play Russian Roulette With Your Child’s Values?


Are You Sure You Want to Play Russian Roulette With Your Child’s Values?
By Dennis Prager
Published on May 21, 2019
Most Americans are not aware how morally and intellectually destructive American colleges — and, increasingly, high schools and even elementary schools — have become. So, they spend tens of thousands after-tax dollars to send their sons and daughters to college.

But today, to send your child to college is to play Russian roulette with their values. There is a good chance your child will return from college alienated from you, from America, from Western civilization and from whatever expression of any Bible-based religion in which you raised your child.

What’s Happening on College Campuses?

If you think this is in any way an exaggeration, here is some of what has happened on campuses in recent months:

Harvard University fired law professor Ron Sullivan from his position as faculty dean of Winthrop House, a student residential hall, because he was one of Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers. (He has since resigned from the Weinstein legal team.) Some female Harvard students said they felt “unsafe” with Sullivan as a faculty dean.

Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law, said the decision “may be the worst violation of academic freedom during my 55-year association with Harvard.” Laurence Tribe, also a professor at Harvard Law, said he could not recall a “worse” blunder in his 50 years as a professor there.

Also at Harvard, all-black graduation exercises were initiated. And like most other colleges, Harvard has long allowed an all-black student dorm to exist on campus.

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If nothing else, this provides additional proof of the vast difference between liberalism and leftism. That is why liberals such as Dershowitz, Tribe and numerous liberal writers have condemned Harvard’s cowardly capitulation to a few female students. Unfortunately for America, however, most liberals will not confront the fact that they have far more to fear from the left than from the right. Conservatives are not the enemy of liberalism; the left is.

In Minnesota, some students at South St. Paul Secondary petitioned the administration to allow students to wear sashes — stoles — with ethnic and LGBT colors to celebrate their identities. As one student said in leftist English, “I’m able to repurpose what was once an obstacle into a source of energy and pride.”

As reported in the Minneapolis Star Tribune: “If they’re not allowed to don the sashes, some students have talked about wearing them anyway, said Naomi Gedey, a Black Pride Organization leader. Gedey added that many immigrant students also hope to wear flags of their nations of origin.”

Other Minnesota schools already allow students “to don so-called ‘identity adornments.'”

American Public School No Longer Americanize Students

Those who still believe that one of the primary purposes of American public (and most private) schools is to Americanize students should know this is no longer the case. On the contrary, most American high schools now celebrate every identity except American identity (which the left brands a euphemism for white supremacy).

Meanwhile, at its commencement next month, the City University of New York will award an honorary doctorate of humane letters to Al Sharpton.

Among the many nonhumane activities Sharpton has been involved in was the infamous Tawana Brawley hoax, in which he fabricated a charge that four white men had raped a young black woman named Tawana Brawley.

Sharpton also runs a phony civil rights organization called the National Action Network, which has collected many millions of dollars from corporations in what essentially amounts to an extortion racket that enables those corporations to buy racial peace.

And Sharpton helped stoke the Jew-hatred that sparked black anti-Jewish riots in 1991. In a book published in 2006, Edward S. Shapiro, a Brandeis University historian, described the riot as “the most serious anti-Semitic incident in American history.”

In Pennsylvania, the Sabold Elementary School in Springfield announced that its principal will no longer say “God bless America” after the Pledge of Allegiance. The school district released a statement two weeks ago stating that the principal saying “God bless America” “violated the law.”

And of course, college students across the country are increasingly taught, often from their first day at college, that being male and female is a choice, not a biological fact.

Other than Hillsdale and a handful of other colleges and religious colleges, the American university has become nothing more than a left-wing seminary.

Buyer beware.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Trump to send thousands of migrants to Florida Dem strongholds: Report


Trump to send thousands of migrants to Florida Dem strongholds: Report
Fox News
Published on May 17, 2019

Migrants Moved From Texas To San Diego
FOX 5 San Diego
Published on May 17, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

WATCH: Kelsey Grammer Says Trump Has Accomplished More Than ‘Washington Clowns’ Have In 60 Years


WATCH: Kelsey Grammer Says Trump Has Accomplished More Than ‘Washington Clowns’ Have In 60 Years
"Washington didn't do us any favors ... "
By Paul Bois
@paulbois39
May 16, 2019
One of the few Hollywood conservatives, Kelsey Grammer of TV's "Frasier," is singing President Trump's praises for doing more in 60 years than all of the "Washington clowns" that have been his detractors.

According to Newsbusters, Grammer sat down with Christiane Amanpour on the PBS show "Amanpour and Company" on Tuesday night. First, the host asked if his outspoken conservatism has been costly to him in any way in such a left-wing bastion like Hollywood.

"Can I ask you, Kelsey, because we were talking obviously about today's politics and it's very divisive, very partisan, whether it's in the United States, whether it's here," Amanpour began. "You are one of those rare Hollywood beasts who is conservative, and you voted for Donald Trump. And I just wonder, what, whether you sort of took any hits in Hollywood for that? Did you feel that you were sort of marginalized?"

"I’m not aware of taking a hit for it but now, certainly passions run high, and certainly he has touched on an extraordinarily passionate response," Grammer said. "I don't know if it's as serious or horrible as everybody wants it to be."

As the interview continued, Amanpour pressed Grammer on if he feels President Trump has "disrupted" the social fabric. Grammer said that the disruption is quite a good thing, adding that Washington has done little for people in the past 50 or even 60 years.

AMANPOUR: I was wondering whether you thought the sort of, many people believe this sort of fabric is being disrupted.

GRAMMER: Well I think fabric being disrupted is a good thing.

AMANPOUR: You do?

GRAMMER: Oh yeah. I don’t think Washington didn't do us any favors for the last 50, 60 years, I think they’ve all been sort of the same party, the same bunch of clowns, the same bunch of really unpleasant people.

AMANPOUR: It's politics.

GRAMMER: And I don't think they've been helping anybody but themselves.

Amanpour asked Grammer how people can reconcile amid such divisions, citing both Brexit and President Trump. Grammer said people will recover just fine because they have been through much worse.

AMANPOUR: What about people? Do you wonder, I mean here with Brexit, how can people sort of get back together again?

GRAMMER: I think the English people should be just fine because you know they've been through a lot worse.

AMANPOUR: And the American people?

GRAMMER: And the American people will be just fine, too. We've been through a lot worse.

Kelsey Grammer is not the only Hollywood conservative to praise Trump for shaking up the pot and getting things done – a draining of the swamp, so to speak. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly last year, actor Tim Allen said that it took a special kind of person like Trump to "get things done."

"The theater of this is fascinating," Allen said. "He doesn’t do it very attractively but you don’t even realize the economy is doing better. Is it? There’s so much drama. Maybe it took this type of guy to get stuff done because it was so stuck in the mud. I’m just watching the theater of it and trying to keep my personal opinions out of it. What difference does it make whether I like him?"