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Nearly all my professors are Democrats. Isn't that a problem?

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posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 05:50 PM
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reply to post by ElectricUniverse
 


The boogie man is out to get you. He goes by the name of NWO now adays, or the UN, or the anti christ, or activist judges, or gays marrying, or terrorist, etc.

Get over it. Nobody wants fascism. Nobody wants to lose their liberties. Nobody wants the patriot act, the military commissions act, or indefinite detention without a fair trial.

You're constructing straw mans here, and blaming it all on "the liberals." That's completely ridiculous, and I would dare say that YOU are part of the problem.

If you really want to get people to collaborate with you on what you perceive (quite rightly) to be infringements on liberty and freedom, you can start by not calling everybody who disagrees with you a liberal commie, or whatever group it is you like to blame for the worlds problems.

[edit on 16-7-2009 by Kaytagg]




posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 05:53 PM
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Hey, I understand what you are trying to say, but your choice of words I simply disagree with. Republicans used to be liberal and Democrats used to be conservative. The political parties don't even hold true to their own platforms anymore and are almost indistinguishable on most subjects.

This is not about Dems vs. Reps -- that is just a smoke screen.

This is not even about socialism vs. capitalism.

This is about liberty vs. totalitarianism (in any form it chooses to take)

Honestly folks, the best thing to do right now is deleverage yourselves. Pay off your debts, save some basic goods for staying alive and take stock of the things that matter to you. And don't just give away your right to share ideas and information.

Complaining about the schools teaching kids things you don't agree with but then not sharing your own thoughts with the kids is just as bad as not telling kids anything but your own opinions.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 05:53 PM
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Personally, I am tired of people saying that all republicans are all about the bible, and whatever it says must go.

first off, most liberals and democrats are usually that way because they don't know anything about how government works. I say MOST. Those that do, are not in favor of the people, but rather keeping the idea that people can't do anything for themselves, hence we need a larger government to do that for them. But how many dems/liberals are that ONLY because of either;
a) They are pro-abortion
b) Are anti war,
or
c) Never grew up, and when they got kicked out of mommy and daddy's house, they couldn't do anything for themselves so they live on welfare and beg the government to give them free health care because they have 12 kids, and no job.
almost everyone of them I know fit into one of the three, and that's not being bias, I am 100% honest with this...

Now, to the few to whom this doesn't apply, and you have legitimate reasons for voting left, no offense. As long as you understand what you stand for in all aspects, though i disagree with them.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 05:54 PM
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Obviously you haven't read my comments.. Before you make nothing more than a strawman argument, read what people say.

I didn't say all Liberals are like this, but by what can be seen even in this thread, most Liberals are exactly as I stated.

Oh and BTW, OMG the Republicans, and or Conservatives are out to get you!!! You better hide under your bed!!!!


Grow the hell up, and learn to make an intelligent, concise argument...



[edit on 16-7-2009 by ElectricUniverse]



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 06:00 PM
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Liberal idealogies are actually actually quite good, in theory only.
In the real world they won't work.

Same for the University Professors that were at some point prefessional students.
Sure they have accumulated a wealth of knowledge over the years but in the real world they would not be able to find a real job.
So as a result they envy the person making millions with just a basic education.
It's about about envy, with a bunch of tisk tisk tisk.

They brain wash every young brain they come in contact with, much like the miltary has been accused of doing at the opposite end of this pacifist/warrior spectrum.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 06:01 PM
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It's because they are reasonably intelligent.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 06:18 PM
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My choice of words are bad? Not really. I didn't name call, or label all Liberals, and Democrats like most Liberals, and Democrats have been labeling, insulting, and demeaning me, and other Republicans.

The forefathers of this nation agreed, and were all Republicans.


The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,

www.usconstitution.net...

Granted many Republicans now in government are R.I.N.O.s only. (Republicans In Name Only)

Many Republicans in power are not Real Republicans.

The forefathers of the Republic saw themselves as Republicans, not as Liberals like Liberals now-a-days want to claim.

I am not saying all Liberals are in on this conspiracy to transform every nation, including the Republic of the United States into a Socialist dictatorship.

What I am saying is that Liberals, and Democrats have been indoctrinated to accept these Socialist ideals for a New World Order, and I am not the only person who has experienced true Socialism, and Communism and can see what has been happening in the U.S.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 06:29 PM
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Actually, I didn't say your words were bad, just that I didn't agree with the words you used. Republican is a politcal party only, not an ideology. There is a distinct differance between the adjective republican in terms of a governmental structure and Republican as in a political party. A republic has nothing to do with Liberal or Conservative.

A Republic is a form of government who's leader is not a hireditary monarch. (Such as the US, the People's REPUBLIC of China, and the DPRK (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea)

A Democratic Republic is a form of Republic who's leader is elected by the people being governed.

Neither of those definitions have anything to do with conservatism. And in fact the founding fathers were not sponsoring a Republican (the political party) as the preferred party because it did not even exist then. It was the Whig party at the time.



[edit on 7-16-2009 by rogerstigers]



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 06:35 PM
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On that you are wrong. Being a Republican is being part of the Republican ideology. It is not "just a party".

Republicans are advocates of a Republic, which is what the United States is. The United States is NOT a Democracy, it is a representative REPUBLIC.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 06:38 PM
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Another thing of note is that you can't have a representative Republic, and a Democracy in the same country.

A Democratic representative Republic is an oxymoron.

In a Democracy ONLY the mayority rules, and the mayority can take away the rights of the minorities if the mayority votes for it.

Iraq used to be a Democracy. The mayority took away the rigths of minorities, and they even set forth to exterminate some minorities such as the Kurds.

NAZI Germany was also a Democracy, and the mayority agreed to take away the rights of minorities, and also set forth to exterminate minorities such as the Jewish people.

In a representative Republic, like the United States is, ALL PEOPLE, even minorities are represented, and have rights.

This is something many Americans apparently are not aware of.




[edit on 16-7-2009 by ElectricUniverse]



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 06:45 PM
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Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
This is something many Americans apparently are not aware of.
[edit on 16-7-2009 by ElectricUniverse]


Of course they're not... they were indoctrinated by stupid, leftist idiots instead of receiving a real education steeped in logic and reason!



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 07:08 PM
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Hmm.. Interesting. So you are saying in no uncertain terms that a Representative Republic is in no way a form of Democracy. Is that correct?

Please cite sources on this. I will keep an open mind, but I have never seen this ever described in such a way.

Now, if you are just changing words from their common usages to fit your rhetoric, then that is perfectly fine and your right to do so. I choose to use the words in their traditional meanings as I am a stickler about the proper use of language when conveying meaning. English is twisted enough as it is without arbitrarilly assigning meaning to words based on preferences. (Exceptions given to creative writing
)

[edit on 7-16-2009 by rogerstigers]



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 07:20 PM
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Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
reply to post by rogerstigers
 


On that you are wrong. Being a Republican is being part of the Republican ideology. It is not "just a party".

Republicans are advocates of a Republic, which is what the United States is. The United States is NOT a Democracy, it is a representative REPUBLIC.

The United States is a federal constitutional republic. Note how the words federal, constitutional, and republic are not capitalized.

You can not be a Republican (capitalized R), if you do not support a Republic (proper noun) or a party named as such (like our good ol' GOP).

Republicans are not advocates of a republic (improper noun). However, republicans are advocates of a republican form of government.

"I am a republican" is different from "I am a Republican."



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 09:27 PM
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Academia is basically a "democrat factory" in my opinion. Most young college kids eat it up as they are convinced they have a better idea how to run things than their parents, the authorities, their boss at the burger joint etc. As they age, most become wiser and one day find themselves and their philosophy more aligned with the conservative majority. This is mainly due to the new crops of young liberal democrats that arise behind them and make them realize just how absurd their Utopian dreams were.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 09:51 PM
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Originally posted by mizzu
Academia is basically a "democrat factory" in my opinion. Most young college kids eat it up as they are convinced they have a better idea how to run things than their parents, the authorities, their boss at the burger joint etc. As they age, most become wiser and one day find themselves and their philosophy more aligned with the conservative majority. This is mainly due to the new crops of young liberal democrats that arise behind them and make them realize just how absurd their Utopian dreams were.


"Not to be a republican at 20 is proof of want of heart; to be one at 30 is proof of want of head." ~ ?

Anyone know who said this?



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 10:12 PM
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In a representative Republic, like the United States is, ALL PEOPLE, even minorities are represented, and have rights.


I guess you were sleep when they taught about slavery in your history class. Minorities had to fight for their rights, unlike the majority you had their rights handed to them.




ALL PEOPLE, even minorities are represented, and have rights.


Tell that to my great-great father who hung from a tree thanks to our REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC (GAG)..... anyways..rant.

Good luck to everyone!!!



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 10:15 PM
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Originally posted by ELECTRICkoolaidZOMBIEtest
more college professors are democrats?

hmmm maybe thats a sign or something....

nahhhhhhh

its got nothing to do with the fact that people are more likely to be democrats the more education they get



Actually liberals tend towards certain types of degrees and conservatives towards others. I disagree that any group is smarter than the others. I think your trolling.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 10:21 PM
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More on topic....republicans don't seem too interested in the education of our youth unless their going into a money making field such as banking, banking or banking.When was last time repubs showed any interest in education reform?? NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND, left every child behind and their is no repub outrage. Why? My overall view is that they don't give a darn about the average person, so why would they waste their lives trying to educate people.

The proof is in the title of this thread!!!!



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 10:41 PM
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Originally posted by Wildbob77
I also view this as a problem

At the university level, students should be exposed to various sides of an argument and then be allowed to argue(in papers etc) for whichever side they choose. Their grades should not be based on political viewpoints but rather on the strengths of their arguments.

In areas of study that do not involve politics, professors should keep their political beliefs to themselves.



This is a HUGE problem which I have currently faced in my local College, and it happens to be a major reason for why it has taken me so long to complete or attempt to complete courses. I rarely ever argue or debate with my Professors, but especially in regards to English courses, I constantly face hostile instructors who trash my work simply based upon my views, and my style.

I remember it first began in 12th Grade English (My final year of Public Schooling, AKA Senior Year of High School), when I first discovered an extremely liberal teacher (and self proclaimed "amazing" author), and what such an occurrence entails. She constantly trashed my writings, even going so far as to insult my intelligence through her petty critiques, and it came to a point where it truly appeared that she had sliced an artery then bled all over my paper (lol, so much Red Corrective Ink). I thought that maybe she was just a particularly cynical and tough teacher, until I began noticing my close friend's writings, and how even despite his blatant and numerous grammatical errors, he would always end up with nothing less than a "B" Grade. The consistent difference which I noticed through his talks with her however, and the way in which she was grading his writings, was that he ALWAYS spoke of liberal topics, and of his experiences in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, etc. (He was originally from Sudan, but his English was pure American). Whenever I would mention a topic dealing with an aspect of America, which constituted the majority of my experiences, she would always cut me off and lose interest in a disdainful manner. She always spoke of Russia this, and Russia that, and it would seem she might very well have had a crush on Lenin and his cohorts. The bottom line was that it became so bad, that my Grade Level Principal (A GREAT Person btw) had to discuss the matter with her, and prevent her from failing me due to her extreme bias. He noticed the bias too, so even if you do not prescribe to my take of it, it was obviously apparent to others as well. In comparison, even the toughest, and rudest teacher I ever had, a 10th Grade English Teacher of Jewish descent, and a man who originally blasted my writings, views, and so on, even came around in the last quarter and admitted that I was a great writer. The only "correction" which he placed upon my paper near the end of school was a great big "WOW!".

Anyways, I have felt the liberal slant for quite a few years now, and it is extremely disturbing. What is even more disturbing however, is the "God" complex which so many College Professors seem to have, and the unlimited power granted to them in governance over their pupils. I was even kicked out of a class once for questioning a Professor who defied a Federal Law (Pertaining to an aspect of student equality in class), and even though I followed the proper course of appeal, I ended up going nowhere as a result. The Professor accused me of threats made against her, and having intimidated her in class, even though I had multiple witnesses who quite emphatically stated that it was HER who threatened and yelled at me, and they in fact commended me for how I never once raised my voice nor leveled an insult at her. Needless to say, the Professor was kicked out of that particular campus, but it cost me a Semester's worth of Credits. Fortunately I had a delightful Computer Science Professor, and I aced that class.

So now I can say without a doubt, that I am going off to College FAR AWAY from this liberal madness as possible (Hey, I live in the Washington, D.C. area). I do understand that of course the particular aspect of Colleges and Universities are that they are by-in-large "Liberal Arts" institutions, and therefore we do expect some forms of liberalism to be present in them, but that should NOT equate to intolerance or egomaniac driven policies.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 10:43 PM
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Originally posted by canihavemyvoteback
More on topic....republicans don't seem too interested in the education of our youth unless their going into a money making field such as banking, banking or banking.When was last time repubs showed any interest in education reform?? NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND, left every child behind and their is no repub outrage. Why? My overall view is that they don't give a darn about the average person, so why would they waste their lives trying to educate people.

The proof is in the title of this thread!!!!


I must completely disagree with you, as I have quite a few educators in my family. The "No Child Left Behind" policy helped in particular Special Education and lower performing students, and it is anything BUT a failure. Even the extremely and notoriously liberal city of Washington, D.C. agreed upon this point, and they commended President Bush for such.



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