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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, January 14, 2005

Why does the vast majority on the left continue to deny the fact that universities are overwhelmingly liberal from the administration and on down to the professorial ranks? It is so obvious.

According to David Horowitz, recently, "one of the most liberal columnists [ Ellen Goodman] in the nation sounded the alarm to her political allies, claiming that [his] efforts to promote academic freedom and intellectual diversity on college campuses are the greatest threats to their agendas."

Horowitz writes that Goodman is a leftwing syndicated columnist who writes for The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and "dozens of elitist papers". Goodman writes, “While many of us assume that the right is busily targeting the highest court as their last unoccupied power base, a whole subset of conservatives is after higher education.”

Goodman continues,“One group led by David Horowitz has been pushing an ‘academic bill of rights’ aimed at what is called liberal bias.”

According to Horowitz, his "Bill of rights" is really is a viewpoint of neutrality. He claims his 'bill of rights' would "protect leftwing students from harassment by conservative professors and conservative students from harassment by 'liberal” professor'. However, the facts are, says Horowitz, " thanks to a 30-year blacklist imposed by the left, 90% of college professors are political leftists, and in the coming years this imbalance is going to get even worse."

This lefty journalist admits to having a "stranglehold on campuses" says Horowitz, when she cites in her article::

* “Two new studies point to campuses as oases of blue [state, liberal thinking]. The first, a survey of 1,000 academics, shows that there are seven Democrats for every Republican in the humanities and social sciences. The Democrat-Republican odds are 30 to 1 in anthropology and even 3 to 1 in economics.”
* “A second study of voter registration records shows that Democrats outnumber Republicans 9 to 1 on the faculties of` Berkeley and Stanford.”
* “And as a side dish, the Center for Responsive Politics reports that the biggest donors to John Kerry’s campaign were employees from the University of California and from Harvard.”

Says Horowitz: "Goodman can’t refute what we know to be true; college campuses have become a one-party state where leftists rule." Adding, "after years of almost complete leftist domination of the campuses, we are beginning to turn things around."


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