When you read the following article and see the video, as a Hoosier taxpayer you will quickly realize that this individual went through this learning experience as a student at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. How embarrassing for Hoosier citizens and taxpayers is this national story?
VIDEO: How FIRE Helped Me Learn to Defend My Rights While I Was in College - The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education - FIRE.
What is worse is that the the Indiana State Legislature did not do anything about the betrayal of the American Constitution at the universities it funds with your and my money. In Indiana, higher education policy and tax revenue is beholding to an entity called the Indiana Commission of Higher Education (ICHE). During the past half century, it has done nothing to promote American values in Hoosier tax supported higher education institutions. Not to speak of promoting the values of the the Hoosier citizens who are footing the bill.
I would challenge the current Chairwomen of the ICHE, Teresa Lubbers, to show one thing that the ICHE has perfomed that enhanced knowledge and practice of, even, the American Bill of Rights in any university in Indiana. ICHE becomes particularly problematic because Mark Lubbers', her husband, close friend, Governor Mitch Daniels, will become the president of Purdue University in January 2013. Daniels has already indicated privately that he does not want any negative publicity during his tenure as president about free-speech, due process, the Bill of Rights, etc. This is not because he wants to run a tight ship committed to the American and Indiana Constitution and to the Bill of Rights; rather, he has bought the Democrat educational argument and wants to continue with the status quo. He has been informed of problems at Purdue by FIRE and by Purdue's lawyers. Remember, it is not his money that is wasted on lawsuits; it is yours. Only the publicity is his.
When will the Republican Party in Indiana realize that they will, if not already lost, lose the battle of ideas by allowing free money to flow to universities who are teaching at every turn that most of Indiana's citizens are evil. (By the way, this includes foreign students who are taught primarily what is bad about America and double for "conservative" Indiana.)