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Today’s blacklisted Americans: Ivy league students & teachers demand revocation of all degrees earned by Republican politicians

The dead Constitution
The dead Constitution

They’re coming for you next: Both students and professors at a number of Ivy league colleges are petitioning their schools to revoke the degrees of numerous high-ranking Republican politicians, merely because they dared request an investigation into the many creditable allegations of voter fraud and election tampering during the November 3rd election.

The article outlines campaigns to blackball Republicans at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, among others. The Harvard campaign is typical, demanding that these Republicans be banned merely because they exercised not only their first amendment rights of free speech, but their duly elected responsibilities as elected officials.

Students and alumni of Harvard University are signing a letter, titled, “Revoke Their Degrees,” which asks Harvard’s leadership to take action against Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, and former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany by banning them from campus and stripping them of their degrees.

The Harvard petition argues that, by contesting Congress’ certification of the 2020 election results, these Republican officials “incited a violent attempt to overthrow the U.S. government.” Harvard University dropped Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) from her role on the university’s Kennedy School advisory committee because she contested the 2020 election results.

The article also notes that no such similar petitions have been instigated against any Democrats for challenging previous election results in 2000, 2004, and 2016. Nor have any petitions been put forth against the many Democrats who during the entire Trump adminstration were calling for a violent uprising against the government and Republicans.

The goal of these college brownshirts is therefore not to protect the election process or the Constitution. No, their goal is to dehumanize all Republicans and any positions they take on any subject. Make them appear evil so that no one will pay any attention to them. Then ban them so they have no power at all.

What I gather from this story however is the utter intellectual bankruptcy of these Ivy League schools. For any reasonable parent it would be insane to send your children there. Not only would these schools indoctrinate your child into leftist politics, it would also teach them to hate anyone who disagreed with them. Such an education is not something any parent should wish upon their children.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

 
The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.


He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

 
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12 comments

  • Jeff Wright

    Hentoff is spinning in his grave.

  • Gary

    Virtue signaling by the cancel culture.

  • NavyNuke

    In a subtle not in language usage, during my commute in this morning I was listening to NPR. They we marking the surrender anniversary of the last soldiers in the Civil War. Of course, the commentator referred to them as surrendering “insurrectionists”. I’m thinking that “rebel yell” will soon be replaced with “insurrectionist yell” and the “Army of Northern Virginia” replaced with “Insurrectionists of Northern Virginia” in all the digital history books.

  • James Street

    Boss uses his brand spankin’ shiny new Gab account to call Mitch McConnell a dour, sullen and unsmiling political hack:

    https://gab.com/realDonaldTrump

  • wayne

    “I’m a Jew”
    The Man in the High Cstle s3e4
    https://youtu.be/6uuuLmKts_s
    1:17

  • And here I’d thought since the last Bush Administration, “Dissent Is Patriotic!”. Is there a memo, or something, I missed from the Left, renouncing that position?

  • Mike

    I am sitting in the smaller room in the house. My Ivy League degree is in front of me. Soon, it will be behind me.

  • If those degrees are revocable, then why should I … as someone who is called upon to evaluate resumes for our new hires … not summarily round-file any resume that is built upon a degree from one of these institutions?

    It’s bad enough that my experience indicates that even “designer-label” credentials are no guarantee of future results – you can’t even guarantee that the credential itself will endure, it appears.

    Message follows: two can play this game, woke whelps.

    And we can play it with your food and energy, here-and-now, as well as your future. All it takes is to consider your urban feedlots, er, enclaves unsafe to deliver and do business in, and your suppliers to focus on business in safer locations. And between your panic-demic and your “mostly peaceful” protests, one can make a reasonable case to assume that.

    And I say that as someone whose food and energy has to come through one of those feedlots to get to me. What I am talking about will catch me in its crossfire … but as the Architect said in The Matrix: Reloaded … there are levels of survival we are prepared to accept.

    We have not yet begun to fight, and we can fight in ways that you can’t call “insurrection” and make it stick.

    Don’t start none, and there won’t be none …

  • Rick Caird

    This nonsense has to stop, If Harvard had any balls or any integrity, they would simply dismiss each professor, staff, or student who signs that letter, and then pursue any alumnus with the same punishment they are proposing for others. Universities are run by idiots who believe the inmates should run the asylum,.

  • 370H55V

    Harvard is prestigious because people think it so. At the rate things are going, that may not last much longer.

  • Edward

    Jester Naybor asked: “If those degrees are revocable, then why should I … as someone who is called upon to evaluate resumes for our new hires … not summarily round-file any resume that is built upon a degree from one of these institutions?

    Are you asking why you should believe in their graduates if the university itself is not confident in them? That is an excellent point.

    A couple of decades ago, I wrote test procedures and had to get signatures on the paper copy (the company has since gone paperless, and now there are five to six times as many signatures needed to release a procedure for use). I wanted to wait until I had all of the signatures before signing in my slot, to assure that I had incorporated all changes that the signatories wanted. One day, one of the signatories said that he wouldn’t sign until I had signed, because if I wasn’t confident that it was right then he was not confident. (What a catch 22.)

    If the university is not confident in their graduates, then why should we be? If the university is not confident, then why is it accredited?

    In addition, why should any student pay the big bucks to any of these prestigious universities if their degrees can be revoked for non-academic reasons? Earn a degree, receive the degree, then lose it for bogus reasons? It is worse than having your earnings taxed away.

  • Gary

    Xi Jinping’s daughter, Mingze went to Harvard, as well as many in Chinese leadership. Daddy Xi was an exception. He stayed free of the evil Western influence. Considering how dogmatic Daddy was, he must consider Harvard a socialist safe haven for his daughter.

    BTW.. check out a report on Xi jailing many people for revealing information on Mingze.

    https://youtu.be/x_PUfdwhkPA

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