On December 30, 2012, I viewed three Emails requesting donations. One was from my alma mater Florida Atlantic University (FAU), the other from Hillsdale College, and the third from our home town heroes, Institute for Policy Innovation. I clicked on the donate tab for two of the three. The events of the past month reinforced that I made the correct decision. My email below was sent to the President of my alma mater:
As an alumnus of FAU, I am repulsed with the contempt and hostility of Professor Deandre Poole as he attacks our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the Judeo-Christian values on which the United States was founded. His claim that commanding students to write JESUS on a piece of paper and then stomping on it is an exercise for discussing the importance of symbols in culture, insults the intelligence of a rational populous. By violating the First Amendment Rights of student, Ryan Rotella, when he was suspended for noncompliance, Poole demonstrates his contempt for the Constitution. Our Constitution is the protector of our God-given, not government granted rights.
FAU reinstated Mr. Rotella only after the threat of legal action. You claim to be centers of tolerance and a venue for free exchange of ideas and thought. Your definition of education appears to be nothing more than parroting whatever propaganda spews from your radical faculty.
1 Timothy 1: 3-7 is worthy of your consideration. “As I urged you….command certain men not to teach false doctrines….nor to devote themselves to myths. These promote controversies rather than God’s work – which is by faith. The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk. They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.”
William T. Lawson, BS 1968
IPI and Hillsdale College have more than earned my support. Walter Williams absolutely nailed it with the following: “Wealthy donors ….give large sums of money to institutions that are contemptuous of donors’ values, such as enlightened racism, anti- capitalism, and Marxism. Wealthy donors who care about the fraud of higher education should recognize that there’s nothing like the sound of pocketbooks snapping shut to open the closed minds of college administrators.” The charade above at Florida Atlantic University ( FAU), masquerading as enlightened higher education, illustrates Walter Williams’ analysis.
Defenders of Liberty- Hillsdale College
Hillsdale College, America’s leading institution dedicated to studying the meaning and history of the Constitution, maintains institutional independence by rejecting any form of federal or state taxpayer subsidy. This independent education is essential for the defense of our constitutional liberty, as Hillsdale trains our next generation of leaders. They are sharing their passion for our founding values free of charge, with lessons on The Constitution taught by The Constitution’s most prominent scholars. If we are going to win the battle of ideas we need to be grounded in the fundamentals that are the bedrock of our society.
Home Remedies from Texas by IPI
The Institute for Policy Innovation, celebrating their 25th Anniversary, advocates lower taxes, fewer regulations and a smaller, less intrusive government. By fostering the intellectual ammunition for conservative principles, they help shape innovative policy from its conception. Based in Lewisville, Texas, their finger is on the pulse of freedom loving Americans everywhere, uncorrupted by the clinking cocktail glasses of the liberal elites in Washington, D.C. Statists attempt to break our spirit with antigrowth policy and burdensome oppressive regulations that decimate job growth, while championing reckless government spending that will plunder our currency. By creating chaos and a sense of desperation, they hope we will vote according to government inflicted needs and not our intellect. President Tom Giovanetti and his colleagues cut through this maze of deceit and fraud, unmasking the duplicity of this hostility and contempt. IPI’s optimistic, inspiring common sense solutions reveal that solutions do exist to our government created dilemmas. Just imagine if we could balance the budget in 18 months! IPI ‘s logical, painless solution of freezing spending at 2012 levels for two years, only requires political will.
Donations to Hillsdale College and the Institute for Policy Innovation are investments in our nation’s future that will pay dividends for generations to come.