They’re coming for you next: The suspension by Georgetown University of Ilya Shapiro from his position as executive director for the Georgetown Center for the Constitution because he posted a tweet critical of Biden’s most recent Supreme Court nomination is now more than 100 days long, with no clear end date.
Shapiro’s tweet, now deleted, had noted the Biden administration’s decision to make race and gender more important than a judge’s legal qualifications in picking Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court was a bad mistake. For that crime, Georgetown University put him on administrative leave while it conducted “an investigation.”
It is now more than three months later, and the university not only has not completed this faux investigation, which really has nothing to investigate as all the facts are plainly visible for all to see, it apparently has no intention of telling anyone when the investigation will end:
The College Fix emailed Georgetown spokesperson Ruth McBain Monday to ask when the investigation would conclude and which policy or policies the university believes he violated, but has not received a response.
“It’s not even clear that the policies applied to me because I wasn’t a Georgetown employee when I made them,” Shapiro told The Fix via email. When asked whether he had been told if or when his administrative leave would end, Shapiro responded that “no timeline has been given.” However, he did say that “given that I didn’t violate any university policy, I’m confident that I’ll be reinstated.”
I didn’t include Shapiro in my blacklist series when this all happened in late January because it was being well covered by many other news sources, and I had ample other blacklist victims who needed their stories told as well. Now that the story is less hot and Shapiro continues to be blackballed by Georgetown University, merely for expressing a legitimate opinion, it seems important to raise the story again.
Shapiro was hired by Georgetown to head a department focused on studying the U.S. Constitution, which of course includes its Bill of Rights. And the first amendment to that Constitution is something that is supposed to guarantee freedom of speech. It seems Georgetown wants to only the appearance of teaching Constitutional law, while it instead imposes censorship and oppression.
Nor am I exaggerating the oppressive culture at Georgetown University. This is not the first, second, or even third story I have published about this racist and totalitarian college:
Though a private university, Georgetown received almost $300 million in outside research money, almost certainly most of it from the federal government. That funding should end, now.
Moreover, though this is supposed to be a Jesuit and Catholic University, its mission statement has nothing to do with Christianity. Instead, the college is now focused on being ” a forward-looking, diverse community devoted to social justice.” Though it mouths support of each person as an individual, a full reading of the university’s PR clearly shows its main interest is to favor people by their particular race and gender, not their individual achievement.
I can’t imagine any Catholic or Christian or even any parent or high school student ever considering this college as a place to attend. Why subject yourself to this ugliness?
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