Published: Saturday, Feb. 27 2010 1:06 p.m. MST
Activism can be great, but I dislike impressionable college students who take
one or two political science classes and then are all of a sudden extremely
opinionated, and "know it all's." They tend to bash capitalism, and support
socialism because they wrote a few papers on Karl Marx. They hang out at
Starbucks with their lap tops.
The basic position of Socrates was that he did not know anything. Everything
needed to be questioned, nothing could be assumed as a given. He did not teach
the youth of Athens "radical"(or liberal) theories, he taught them to question
everything they thought they knew.
This is an interesting study, but it's worth pointing out that it was produced
by a group with a well-known conservative bias; it should come as no surprise
that their conclusions matched their ideology.
Don't give Buttars any ideas! He'll certainly ax college in addition to grade
I have worked with a number of college grads over the last 25 years and
unfortunately there is some truth to college grads being more liberal. I have
even talked with parents who have mentioned that their kids have taken on more
liberal views after attending college. Those who voted for Obama in my view
voted against Bush and didn't pay attention to what Obama said he intended to
do. Then again what he said and what he is doing are not the same either, the
guy told people what he thought they wanted to hear to get elected. Obama said,
I won't raise your taxes, no pork barrel spending, I'll support manned space
flight, just to name a few. The supposed stimulus package was nothing but a pork
barrel spending package, cap and trade will raise our taxes all by itself let
alone the need to pay for the enormous deficit spending. The manned space
program, Ares and Constellation are to be canceled, setting back our manned
space program thirty years a putting the U.S. behind China, India and France and
maybe even Russia in space. That's change alright!
Yes, but then reality bring them back to the real world.
Religion - darkness. Education - light.
The only shocking statistic in all of this is the dwindling numbers of advancing
people who believe the Bible is the word of God. That is likely something
America should worry about. Other staistics can be attributed to the fact that
people become more calloused as they go through life, realizing a more
open-minded approach is more realistic. As a young teen, I wouldn't
have known nor comprehended the amount of "hard work and perseverence" required
to make the life most people desire. Nor would I have considered same-sex
marriage an ok thing to do...but now that I'm older, and have actually
experienced more and been around more people, the social technicalities don't
matter as much as a person.
We mistake Liberal views with Liberal politicians.Liberal
politicians are convinced that money grows on trees and that we taxpayers can
pay for everyone's education, health-care, and climate change.Jesus
was able to cure anyone without a 20 percent co-pay because he believed in
Stop to think about WHO is teaching at the college level! Most are products of
the 60's and 70's, and they are advancing very liberal and secular views,
especially in the social sciences. Their students are fed what they espoused.
What she describes in her teaching is not real critical thinking, but rather
secular ethics. I have seen the sad results, and I worry about "so called"
higher education. Much of it is a paper mill of qualification. Very sad. It
should not be this way. There is an epidemic of secularization in the world, so
we don't have to wonder where it starts.
Well, perhaps you should have gone to masters programs at schools where you
actually have to interact with people, and work somewhere else. Branding
management as all "republican" just shows how isolated you really are.
Political leaning has nothing to do with you capacity to earn money. It does
impact what you do with it once you have it though.I also reject
college makes one smart - it just make you more informed. But there in lies the
problem. A good college professor will teach you how to learn and ask
questions. A poor college professor makes you memorize a bunch of stuff. We
are turning out way to many memorizors and way too few thinkers - regardless of
political affiliation. I don't want employees who just do. I want
employees who ask why and seek better ways of dong things. I don't want church
goers who attend because they blindly follow. I want fellow observants who have
challenged what they believe and work it out for themselves - regardless of what
religion you are.
More educated people tend to be more liberal.More educated people
tend to make more money.Wealthier people tend to be more
conservative.Something tells me that several of these correlations
only hold true in a slight majority of cases.
Conservatism is about keeping things the same, keeping people from deviating
from the "norm", keeping people from challenging the status quo. Had Joseph
Smith been conservative, the Church would never have been established. Ironic,
When are conservatives going to figure out that the more they try and demonize
liberals the more liberal the liberals become?
Why is Paul Mero so cynical about college education? He's the proud ownwer of a
4-year degree--what qualifies him to offer commentary on this subject when he's
only been one campus for a short time?
See the "seventeen factors" chart on the website provided. The results seem
inconsistent and may reflect sampling bias. For example, the table
implies that someone leaning conservative tends to earn more money and live in
the South. Being liberal reflects being female, college educated and living in
with the assumption that every educated person I have met happens to be liberal.
However, most liberals that I have met do think that they are smarter than most
everone else and look down on those that have a religious belief as shallow
thinkers.However, I do find it interesting that you can only be open
minded and free thinking when you agree with a liberal and that their open
bigotry towards ideas that they disagree with is not often recognized.
Conservatives like Mero have convinced Americans that Liberals are Godless and
Conservativism is the only true and living religion. The problem is both
Conservative and Liberal approaches are both Christian and anti-Christian.To over simplify, Liberals support abortion on demand, Gay Marriage and
sexual freedom, which are considered by many to be anti-Christian. They also
support the fatherless, the widow and turn the other cheek in the search for
peace, which are Christian virtues.To similarly over simplify,
Conservatives believe in the Bible, support individual responsibility and preach
chastity, which are considered Christian. They also support greed (do not tax
me to care for the lazy), enforce their moral code on everyone (Satan's plan)
and lied us into a war of aggression in Iraq (I am a proud veteran), which are
anti-Christian.When we align our religious thinking with one of
these labels, we grossly oversimplify and therefore accept the bad with the
good. Education should make us more discerning. The great Utah State Senator
James E. Faust political motto was "I am very conservative when it comes to
money and morals, but very liberal when it comes to people."
darkness = middle ages, totalitarinism, fascism, communism..that was the
dark.Light= Enlightenment, Republic, Democracy, Newton who
attributed Nature's Laws to our Creator.College Professors - Where
those with Secular Progressive/Global Government views remain insulated,
untested, and all too comfortable. Where over 80% of proffessors voted for
Democrats...and that is tolerable? Some of the most
oppressive/intolerable/inhumane people I've ever met were college professors.
If you're young and not a liberal, you have no heart. If you're old and not a
conservative, you have no brain.
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