The Left Wing Bias
Posted by billsnyder on January 22, 2013
“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”
Here’s a classic example of the liberal bias on campus. The Community Center Connection is supposed to merely highlight campus events for students. Yet, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Cornell administration decided to post an ostentatious liberal remark denouncing military spending and supporting entitlement programs. This kind of passive socialization is counterproductive in promoting healthy and balanced political thought. A conservative would argue that aggressive entitlement programs are bankrupting the future of American prosperity, while defense spending is a legitimate public good that the government needs to fund. However, students rarely, if ever, here such conservative opinions from the administration. Furthermore, the administration should not make blanket liberal statements that support a single ideology. This defeats the purpose of an objective academic institution. And given how many famous non-biased MLK references the administration could have chosen for this email, the absurdity of the reference is only highlighted.