Justice Kavanaugh and GMU Snowflakes

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Justice Brett Kavanaugh

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School hired Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to co-teach a course this summer called Creation of the Constitution. The course will be held 3,668 miles away, in Runnymede, England, where the Magna Carta was sealed 800 years ago. Some George Mason University students and faculty have become triggered. One student told George Mason's Board of Visitors, “It has affected my mental health knowing that an abuser will be part of our faculty.” Another said, “The hiring of Kavanaugh threatens the mental well-being of all survivors on this campus.” The Washington Post reports that a petition to fire Kavanaugh has gathered almost 3,500 signatures and has the endorsement of George Mason Democrats. GMU students have created separate forms for parents and alumni to pledge that they will not donate to the university so long as Kavanaugh is teaching.

Part of student demonstrations included defacing a statue of the university's namesake George Mason by putting blue tape on his mouth and attaching anti-Kavanaugh signs. The university's spokesman Michael Sandler gave The College Fix a mealy-mouthed excuse saying, “We allow students to dress up the statue, so this doesn't violate any policies that I'm aware of.” He said the university “strongly supports freedom of expression and this would seem to fall into that category.” His vision suggests that freedom of expression includes defacing university property.

Youngsters with little understanding might be forgiven for their protest of a U.S. Supreme Court associate justice sharing his wisdom with law students. But faculty members cannot be excused. Professor Bethany Letiecq, the head of the George Mason chapter of the American Association of University Professors, endorsed a call by UnKoch My Campus, another leftist group, for a congressional investigation of GMU's law school's hiring of Justice Kavanaugh as an adjunct faculty member. Fortunately for civility, Dr. Angel Cabrera, the university's president, said that there were no legitimate grounds for an investigation by the university. He threw a bit of pablum to the protesters by saying: “I respect the views of people who disagreed with Justice Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation due to questions raised about his sexual conduct in high school. But he was confirmed and is now a sitting Justice.” Considering that a college president is also a politician, that statement demonstrates good judgment. According to The College Fix, after listening to the student protestors speak during the board meeting, Cabrera and Board of Visitors rector Tom Davis said they were proud of the students and appreciated that they spoke up and acted as engaged citizens. That's nonsense.

I receive many questions from people around the nation who are surprised by the happenings at GMU. As I have advised on numerous occasions, George Mason University erroneously earns a reputation as a conservative/libertarian university because of its most distinguished and internationally known liberty-oriented economics department, which can boast of two homegrown Nobel laureates in economics. Its Antonin Scalia Law School has a distinguished faculty that believes in personal liberty and reveres the U.S. Constitution — unlike many other law schools that hold liberty and our Constitution in contempt. The rest of the university is just like most other universities – liberal, Democratic Party-dominated. The chief difference between my GMU colleagues and liberals at some other universities is that they are polite, respectful and congenial, unlike what one might find at places like U.C. Berkeley or University of Massachusetts.

GMU students and faculty may also be disturbed about what Justice Kavanaugh is going to teach. In the course, Creation of the Constitution, he will explain how much the Magna Carta influenced the founders of our nation. The 1215 Magna Carta limited the power of central government and it forced a reigning monarch to grant his English subjects rights. It contained a list of 63 clauses drawn up to limit King John's power, resulting in making royal authority subject to the law instead of reigning above it. It laid the foundations for limited constitutional governments, an idea offensive to most leftists.

About Walter E.WilliamsWalter E.Williams

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. Williams is also the author of several books. Among these are The State Against Blacks, later made into a television documentary, America: A Minority Viewpoint, All It Takes Is Guts, South Africa's War Against Capitalism, More Liberty Means Less Government, Liberty Versus The Tyranny of Socialism, and recently his autobiography, Up From The Projects.

  • 12 thoughts on “Justice Kavanaugh and GMU Snowflakes

    1. Any student whose mental health can be “affected” by the mere existence of a citizen who has NOT been adjudicated guilty of any crime… has some serious-assed mental problems in the first place!! That student should not be allowed out in public without a Keeper! Who the hell actually allowed that two-watt-bulb-for-a-brain cuckoo clock to step foot into a university??

    2. Todays university’s are only interested in money and political power. The cost is too high and the atmosphere too socialist. I have four children in various universities now. They come home with information about other students and the faculty that causes me to wonder how America can survive. Thankfully my kids have encountered professors like Walter Williams as well. Not enough educators like Williams these days. Truth can be harsh but its the only reliable way to think.

    3. “It has affected my mental health” is just Orwellian newspeak for stating that “I’m a basket-case and I can’t handle the everyday realities of life”.

    4. Too bad – we are offered once again a peek into the future of this country….. Ignorance drives these socialist-media bred protesters to blind meaningless intolerance. Wonder what the results would be if that esteemed institution of higher education would actually give these poor suffering children a 10th grade civics test…..

    5. It is so sad to see the colleges and universities not just overpopulated by liberal students and professors, but by young men with such a severe lack of manliness. Feminism, liberalism, socialism, a lack of practical common sense and political correctness prevails today on campuses more than at any other time in our history. God help us to overcome the scourge that has permeated the American educational system.

    6. How is it that a Justice of the United States Supreme Court has time to teach classes? This government employee needs additional taskers assigned. With so little to do these employees can keep their noses in the federal trough for far longer than they should.
      How is it that this government employee is allowed to have a job on the side?
      How is it that George Mason University has money to waste sending teachers to a foreign country to teach a class that is totally irrelevant to that country?

      1. @ Wild Bill I was thinking the same thing as I was reading the article. It might be better to focus on what you are being paid for and spend more time doing what you agreed to do. Maybe they could take a few more cases a year and even a 2A case or two.

    7. Their mental health was affected? Just how fragile is your mental status if a Supreme court justice teaches a class at your university and it sends you off the rails? Goes to show how the worldwide MSM has smeared the reputation of an honorable man.

    8. Try defacing property of a university here in the United States and you will be arrested for it. If these English beats don’t like American people or judges, get over it and get a life. I don’t know anything about George Mason University but I’m sure if was were still alive he wouldn’t agree with defacing any property.

    9. George Mason as well as the other great and noble men who helped to build this country are spinning in their graves at what has been done to their great experiment in Liberty!

    10. ‘That’s an idea only an intellectual would be foolish enough to believe’. ‘The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it’. A couple of George Orwell quotes I thought were appropriate in this case.

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