Profs, students to U prez: Stop quoting Jefferson

From Justin Holcomb at TownHall:

Students and professors at the University of Virginia have been offended by their university president who sent an email quoting the school’s founder and the 3rd U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson.

In the email, Sullivan encouraged students to unite in the wake of this year’s election, arguing that University students have the responsibility of creating the future they want for themselves.

Professors on campus were disgusted with the email, citing Jefferson as a racist.

“We would like for our administration to understand that although some members of this community may have come to this university because of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy, others of us came here in spite of it,” the letter read. “For many of us, the inclusion of Jefferson quotations in these e-mails undermines the message of unity, equality and civility that you are attempting to convey.” More.

Reality check: Ostensibly, the issue is that Jefferson owned slaves, but at this late day, that is only an excuse to vent.

Unlike past generations, today’s precious little asshats and junior jackboots and their prof enablers are not in any sense “revolutionary.” They have a thugocracy to protect, one that Jefferson would indeed have despised.

If they can preserve their gains, they can learn little except unwavering loyalty to progressive government, with jobs for life running the lives of lifetime dependents.

See also: More Americans work for government than for manufacturing now

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College kids need help coping with US election coping with US election. Even though they live in a free society where they were allowed to vote and volunteer for campaigns (Com to think of it, that’s just the trouble, isn’t it?)

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