Washington State legislators move to defund Evergreen State College


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Couldn’t happen soon enough! Republican elected officials plan to introduce legislation this week that would strip funding from Evergreen State College, where mobs of leftist demonstrators have taken over the campus and threatened anyone who disagrees with them with violence, all with the tacit approval of the college’s administration.

The bill, spearheaded by Republican State Representative Matt Manweller, will be introduced alongside a letter to the state Human Rights Commission requesting an investigation into potential civil rights violations on campus surrounding the incident. Manweller and his colleagues are also discussing the possibility of revoking $24,000,000 in annual funding to Evergreen State College, but pledge that all students on campus will remain eligible for full financial aid from the state, should the bill become law. …

Manweller made clear that he places the blame for Evergreen’s current situation squarely on the shoulders of administrators, arguing that they created the conditions for controversy through their unquestioning embrace of social justice and failure to condemn the excesses of student protesters. “It is incredibly frightening that the administration at Evergreen would tacitly support Brown-shirt tactics we have not seen since 1930s Germany. That they would allow students to threaten professors and other students based on their race is simply horrifying,” Manweller continued. “The administration bears direct responsibility for this situation. They hired the professors who have elevated the pseudo-science of ‘social justice’ to a religious movement. Now all dissent is crushed by threats of violence or actual violence.”

Considering that the state legislature in Washington is split, with Democrats controlling the House and Republicans the Senate, I suspect that it will be difficult to get the funding stripped. However, if they do it will be a sign that we might have finally begun to turn a corner.

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5 comments

  • Cotour

    Related: Leftism, socialism and politically correct agendas at universities are a threat to us all.

    But the major news media corporations do not like using the word “Socialism” associated with the end result of socialism in practice.

    http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/media-yawn-at-venezuelas-spiraling-socialist-nightmare/

    Funny how that works.

  • wodun

    WA’s SJW governor won’t let this bill go through.

  • Ted

    Right in the middle of the Lifezette piece is this:

    “CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley offered another exception on May 4, when he said, “Running battles continue in Venezuela’s capital. They broke out a month ago when the socialist president tried to grab more power. At least 37 have been killed.”

    And we know what happened to Scott today…… fired.

  • eddie willers

    Even in my young & stupid & hippie days, I thought Evergreen was weird.

  • ken anthony

    Didn’t America once use the national guard to enforce desegregation?

    I was told it was only the old democrats that were racist and now the right are the fascist racists. Why are they trying so hard to prove that wrong. Time to hide in a safe space!

    /sarc

    …or is it time to start issuing the rubber bullets and fire hoses?

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