Tenn GOP Senator wants to "ban higher education"

UNCjigga

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You can't make this shit up anymore. I guess we're not breeding degenerate morons fast enough to refill the GOP ranks after #walkaway? They must be running scared with all these Dems talking about "free college", so I guess it's time to just ban higher education because it's a "liberal breeding ground".

https://www.newsweek.com/tennessee-senator-ban-higher-education-abortion-1458420

A Republican Tennessee lawmaker has called for the abolition of higher education for teaching liberal "garbage," which he says is resulting in the "murder of over half a million innocent lives" every year through abortion. Senator Kerry Roberts made the call while discussing Cherisse Scott, the CEO of Memphis-based reproductive advocacy group Sister Reach, and her appearance at the Senate Judiciary Committee last month to speak out against Senate bill 1236, which would implement an almost complete ban of abortions in Tennessee.

During a September 2 episode of his radio show, Roberts discussed Scott's testimony and said it is proof that the "liberal breeding ground" of higher education must be removed in order to "save America," as first reported by the Associated Press.
Roberts accused Scott of using "every liberal bit of indoctrination that you can get in a university setting today" when discussing why she is against banning abortion.

Roberts added: "If there's one thing that we can do to save America today is to get rid of our institutions of higher education right now and cut the liberal breeding ground off.
"The stupid stuff that our kids are being taught is absolutely ridiculous. And this is a woman who's a product of higher education, she's learned all of this stuff that flies in the face of what we stand for as a country. And here we are as legislators paying for this garbage to be taught to our children.
"And we're not doing anything about it and all these Red states across America, we let it exist, and it's absolutely unbelievable. And this is the price that we pay; the murder of over half a million innocent lives every year, with people sitting there justifying it to their last breath."
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In a statement to Newsweek clarifying his views, Roberts said: "While the call for eliminating higher education was clearly hyperbole, I stand behind my general critique of liberal arts education in America 100 percent.

"Many higher education institutions have unquestionably become liberal breeding grounds where radical values and hatred for America are fomented. Conservative parents are often spending (or borrowing) tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars to participate in an elaborate bait and switch. They sign up their children for education and advancement and instead receive intimidation and indoctrination.

Roberts added: "It's time for conservatives—whose taxpayer dollars significantly fund these institutions of higher education—to rise up and demand the restoration of balance in our halls of higher education.

"Do we literally need to abolish higher education in America? Of course not. There are institutions that have found balance and they are to be applauded. But it's time for lawmakers to question the efficacy of higher education in America, meaningless majors, liberal bias, and intolerance of traditional values and conservative points of view."


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Oh sure, just hyperbole? The last time conservatives demanded balance, they removed the fairness doctrine from the FCC and we ended up with Fox News.

If you want to see what happens to a publicly-funded state university when the GOP takes control, look no further than the University of North Carolina system under GOP supermajority rule.
Remember when liberals were being blamed for violating free speech rights on campus?

https://alumni.unc.edu/news/group-of-states-leaders-ask-bog-to-avoid-meddling-micromanaging/

https://alumni.unc.edu/news/bog-votes-to-shut-down-uncs-poverty-center/

https://www.carolinajournal.com/news-article/unc-bog-leaders-trying-to-silence-critics-sources-media-outlets-say/

http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2019/03/18/unc-board-of-governors-member-ecu-chancellor-pushed-out-in-personal-vendetta/
 

Dulanic

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How else do you keep the idiots in line.... I swear it feels more like Idiocracy every day.
 

BoomerD

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Because, who the hell could possibly need more than fifth grade edumacation?
 

dainthomas

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Behind the Bastards podcast had a great episode on the fallacy of the supposed suppression of conservative views on campuses. Turns out conservatives take a few interactions on campuses that fit their narrative, and extrapolate out to infinity. This makes a great excuse in their minds to cut funding for higher education (their real goal).
 

Bitek

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When Trump invited the Taliban to vacation at Camp David for the 9/11 anniversary, did he include this guy on the invite, or was he considered too extreme?
 

zinfamous

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Seems the most logical course to preserve the union and safeguard the future of this country to ban the GOP from taking any and all public, elected office in the country. None of these fucks are right in the brain. They just aren't.
 
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Sunburn74

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This guy is a disgrace. Absolute disgrace and a slap in the face of everything America stands for.
 

DrDoug

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"But it's time for lawmakers to question the efficacy of higher education in America, meaningless majors, liberal bias, and intolerance of traditional values and conservative points of view."
That's the problem for conservatives, a good education. People go to school and learn that the "tradidional values" of conservatism are racism, misogyny, intolerance and hatred, all wrapped up in a tidy package called Christian conservatism. Education has always been a problem for conservatives because it encourages people to think for themselves and it opens their eyes to the world, which are the last things a conservative wants to happen.

Conservatives prefer minds like clay so they can easily mold them into whatever they need at the moment.
 

Viper1j

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You can't make this shit up anymore. I guess we're not breeding degenerate morons fast enough to refill the GOP ranks after #walkaway? They must be running scared with all these Dems talking about "free college", so I guess it's time to just ban higher education because it's a "liberal breeding ground".

https://www.newsweek.com/tennessee-senator-ban-higher-education-abortion-1458420

A Republican Tennessee lawmaker has called for the abolition of higher education for teaching liberal "garbage," which he says is resulting in the "murder of over half a million innocent lives" every year through abortion. Senator Kerry Roberts made the call while discussing Cherisse Scott, the CEO of Memphis-based reproductive advocacy group Sister Reach, and her appearance at the Senate Judiciary Committee last month to speak out against Senate bill 1236, which would implement an almost complete ban of abortions in Tennessee.

During a September 2 episode of his radio show, Roberts discussed Scott's testimony and said it is proof that the "liberal breeding ground" of higher education must be removed in order to "save America," as first reported by the Associated Press.
Roberts accused Scott of using "every liberal bit of indoctrination that you can get in a university setting today" when discussing why she is against banning abortion.

Roberts added: "If there's one thing that we can do to save America today is to get rid of our institutions of higher education right now and cut the liberal breeding ground off.
"The stupid stuff that our kids are being taught is absolutely ridiculous. And this is a woman who's a product of higher education, she's learned all of this stuff that flies in the face of what we stand for as a country. And here we are as legislators paying for this garbage to be taught to our children.
"And we're not doing anything about it and all these Red states across America, we let it exist, and it's absolutely unbelievable. And this is the price that we pay; the murder of over half a million innocent lives every year, with people sitting there justifying it to their last breath."
...
In a statement to Newsweek clarifying his views, Roberts said: "While the call for eliminating higher education was clearly hyperbole, I stand behind my general critique of liberal arts education in America 100 percent.

"Many higher education institutions have unquestionably become liberal breeding grounds where radical values and hatred for America are fomented. Conservative parents are often spending (or borrowing) tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars to participate in an elaborate bait and switch. They sign up their children for education and advancement and instead receive intimidation and indoctrination.

Roberts added: "It's time for conservatives—whose taxpayer dollars significantly fund these institutions of higher education—to rise up and demand the restoration of balance in our halls of higher education.

"Do we literally need to abolish higher education in America? Of course not. There are institutions that have found balance and they are to be applauded. But it's time for lawmakers to question the efficacy of higher education in America, meaningless majors, liberal bias, and intolerance of traditional values and conservative points of view."


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Oh sure, just hyperbole? The last time conservatives demanded balance, they removed the fairness doctrine from the FCC and we ended up with Fox News.

If you want to see what happens to a publicly-funded state university when the GOP takes control, look no further than the University of North Carolina system under GOP supermajority rule.
Remember when liberals were being blamed for violating free speech rights on campus?

https://alumni.unc.edu/news/group-of-states-leaders-ask-bog-to-avoid-meddling-micromanaging/

https://alumni.unc.edu/news/bog-votes-to-shut-down-uncs-poverty-center/

https://www.carolinajournal.com/news-article/unc-bog-leaders-trying-to-silence-critics-sources-media-outlets-say/

http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2019/03/18/unc-board-of-governors-member-ecu-chancellor-pushed-out-in-personal-vendetta/
He just added one more to the mix..

Barefoot, pregnant, in the kitchen, and...

Dumb
 

VRAMdemon

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Wow, wtf!...Let's go all the way and eliminate high school, too. Pol Pot would have loved this guy. The American Khmer Rouge.

Nobody needs no readin' or ritin' anyhow, and countin's just high fallutin'
 

Viper1j

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Wow, wtf!...Let's go all the way and eliminate high school, too. Pol Pot would have loved this guy. The American Khmer Rouge.

Nobody needs no readin' or ritin' anyhow, and countin's just high fallutin'
Correction: Wimmen don' be needin' none of that stuff! Just like yor kids, they're supposed to be seen and not heard.

10633
 

interchange

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The idea that higher education is a way of turning people into sheep is brilliant frankly. Does wonders for the narcissistic threat uneducated conservatives face when trying to argue their points against the better informed. Or when academic research reaches conclusions incompatible with their world view.
 

tweaker2

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I like the guy's use of the term "hyperbole" as a way of defending/disguising his true feelings.

He said it, he owns it. Slippery slimy eels got nothing on this guy.

Time and again, I see Repub legislators feeling quite at home in supportive surroundings blurting forth things of which they regret when they realize how silly and wrongheaded they appear when their rhetoric meant for a specific sympathetic target audience gets broadcast nationwide.

Of course they all don't like showing the world the skid marks in their skivvies, yet time and again they'll do it in their eagerness to pander to and appease local sentiments.
 

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