Bob Ehrlich devoted roughly one-third of an entire op-ed page in Sunday's Sun to a surprisingly weak and inarticulate diatribe about how liberal colleges and universities are often force-feeding "your kids" ludicrous, politically correct junk ("As kids head to college, beware liberal groupthink," Feb. 24). He only made direct reference to four universities.
Vanderbilt, a private school, allegedly placed four Christian groups on provisional status for requiring members to adhere to religious tenets. Mr. Ehrlich also made reference to the six year old incident at Duke, also a private institution, where "88 professors unjustly indicted, tried, convicted and sentenced three innocent varsity lacrosse players for a non-existent campus rape". Another institution that was mentioned in his editorial was Palm Beach State College, where a Young Americans for Freedom booth was closed down for handing out anti-Obama administration materials. The last example raised was a vague reference to a "Florida community college" where a math professor asked students to sign a pledge to vote for President Barack Obama and other Democrats.
Really? Out of more than 2,600 public and private universities in this country, these are the best examples of liberal indoctrination that he could come up with? Other than the Duke situation, there are no dates associated with the other incidents. Who knows when they may have happened!