Tuesday, January 17, 2006

"And Then They Are All Mine"

“Unmitigated gall” were the words that Michael Farris, President of Patrick Henry College used to describe a recent article by liberal professor Bill Savage at Northwestern University, entitled, “Lessons Learned: Red States May Be Outbreeding Blue States, but Blue Cities–Particularly Blue College Towns–Can Help Turn the Tide.” The article is a perfect representation of the mentality of so many professors on college campuses, seeking to mold young people with values much different than those with which they were raised. Consequently, college campuses are breeding grounds for future leaders that will undoubtedly oppose certain Christian values. Bill Savage notes that conservatives, statistically, are having more children than liberals. However, this is what he states:

But even if this prediction comes to pass, one other fact remains which makes me sanguine that blue America’s Urban Archipelago can grow larger, more contiguous, and more politically powerful even without my offspring. If we assume that red-state secondary education systems don’t utterly collapse due to under funding caused by Republican anti-tax mania, then colleges and universities will come into play.

The Chrildren of red states will seek a higher education, and that education will very often happen in blue states or blue islands in red states. For the foreseeable future, loyal ditto heads will continue to drop off their children at the dorms. After a teary-eyed hug, Mom and Dad will drive their SUV off toward the nearest gas station, leaving their beloved progeny behind.

And then they are all mine.

Farris noted that the article “is decorated with cartoon illustrations to depict the children of conservatives. Included are: a pair of farm overalls, a baseball cap with the letters WWJD, a Bible, a yellow ribbon with the words, ‘Support our Troops,’ and a slice of red meat—making fun of Christianity, patriotism, and meat eaters. Like so many other professors on college campuses today, Savage intends to use our children’s college experience to change the foundation of moral values we’ve given them. A parent’s beliefs, especially those of conservative Christians, will be usurped by the liberal machine of the American college campus.”—a very sad reality.

Evan May.

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