The College Fix recently reported that UNC Chapel Hill has a disproportionate amount of professors who are registered democrats. Their research reveals 17 departments do not have one registered republican. The ratio of democrats to republicans is 12 to 1. That shouldn’t surprise anyone who lives in North Carolina. It’s also no surprise that some of these professors are very vocal in their contempt for conservatives.
Gene Nichol is a “distinguished professor” at UNC Chapel Hill. He often writes op-eds for liberal rags that infest this state. A couple of weeks ago, he presented a “bill of particulars” outlining the grievous transgressions of North Carolina’s General Assembly. However, anyone with a basic education in economics and an iota of common sense could easily refute this man’s ravings. Here are a couple of examples:
1. Tragically refused to expand Medicaid. Merely to show disdain for President Obama, they’ve denied health care to a half million poor Tar Heels though the federal government would pay almost all the fare. Hospitals have closed, tens of thousands of jobs have been lost, over $30 billion in federal funds are surrendered and a thousand or more of us die each year as a result of one of the most cruel and indefensible decisions in N.C. history
Really? This has become an age old argument and I addressed this in past blog posts. You can read the following: What Medicaid Expansion Means to North Carolina, North Carolina to Address Medicaid, N.C. Liberal Rags Complain About Medicaid Expansion and Medicaid Expansion Squeezes Middle Class.
We’ve pretty much established the fact that liberals are deceitful manipulators of truth and logic. Nothing exemplifies this as the lefts’ insistence that Voter I.D. laws somehow disenfranchise minority voters. Here is the rant of a lunatic.
2. Enacted the most aggressive voter suppression law in a half century. The central purpose of North Carolina’s monster voting law – imposing a biased ID requirement, limiting early voting and eliminating same-day registration, out of precinct voting and early first-time registration – is to make it harder to cast the franchise. It is foundationally un-American.
How is requiring an I.D. at the polls un-American? I believe our voting laws were much more stringent prior to the 20th Century, but somehow, liberals believe they have cornered the market on everything “American” even to the point of rewriting history.
I don’t have time nor the patience to refute every assertion of this lunatic. Common sense and a simple Google search should be an easy guide. However, I will touch on another hot topic and that is the politics of education.
4. Moved systematically and pervasively to dismantle the public schools. Through teacher and teaching assistant layoffs, reductions in pre-K programs, massive budget cuts, the expansion of charters, the introduction of vouchers, the (attempted) elimination of tenure, the closing of a celebrated teaching fellows program, the creation of a destructive A-F school grading system and, now, the adoption of achievement school districts, the General Assembly has worked to lay waste to public education.
Nothing is more reprehensible than using children to score political points. I have to ask, why is an A-F school grading system destructive? Prior to libtardism, school children were graded on this basis. That’s what I and millions of others grew up with. This isn’t newly created. What is this guy talking about?
And let’s disabuse ourselves about the state of teachers in North Carolina and all this nonsense about budget cuts. Here are a few blog post refuting progressive assertions on our educational system: North Carolina Teachers Have It Better Than They Think, North Carolina Teachers Finding Greener Pastures?, N.C. Legislature Scrooged Over Education Cost, and NC Teachers Need to Educate Themselves on State Budget.
North Carolinians should be concerned about the state of education in North Carolina, especially when it comes to tenured professors spewing a bunch of nonsensical lies in our university system.