There have recently been a number of articles looking at Mike Pence as the dark-horse of GOP presidential politics. There seems to be little discussion that this is unlikely. An example of such a perception, of Pence as the "dark-horse" of GOP presidential politics, is the following article:
5 reasons Mike Pence might be the 2016 dark horse to watch | The Daily Caller.
I know the aricle has a number of qualifiers. They always do. But why consider him at all? There is even talk of former Governor Mitch Daniels being the GOP candidate. Both Pence and Daniels are political and personal friends and supporters. What is true of one slides right along with the other. He, Daniels, is President of Purdue University, establishing his credentials and biding his time for 2016. The idea for Daniels' run is his reputation as a cost cutter and, by 2016, his problems with his wife and marriage will be old history. Daniels, so the argument goes reestablish his credentials with his "new" developments in higher education, which would help Republicans in that arena.
Governor Pence is doing the same; but, in the Governor's seat rather than higher education. Both can in fact sit out the 2016 race and run in 2020, well employed and probably improving their positions. Although, I would argue that by 2020 they would not be in any better position. The problems they have today, as GOP candidates, will remain.
The question though is this all fantasy thinking on the part of the GOP or is there any real substance behind it. Mike Pence in his role as Governor of Indiana and Mitch Daniels in his role as a Big-10 university president, both entered their new positions espousing conservative and traditional values. One for the state level and the other for traditional and real higher education. Governor Mike Pence came in with, what he himself claimed, an uncompromising position of having a voter mandate to provide the taxpayers a 10% rebate on the total funds collected by the State. It did not happen. The conservative principle here is that the State was in too much of people's lives and there was a need to reign in the State of Indiana Government, somewhat on the Texas model. It did not happen. Although Pence's party had complete control of the Indiana House and Senate, he could not or would not make it happen. Partial principles are not principles.
Daniels did the same thing. He came in with a memorandum to the Purdue family full of desire to really bring higher education and its lack of constitutional rights into the principled life of the American Constitution. When he got some push back, he retreated or gave up. He even argued, in a column, that the Foundation of Individual Rights in Education, FIRE, would give Purdue a green light on his new policies to constitutional protections. He said the measure of his success, just as Pence said the 10% rebate would be, is FIRE upgrade of Purdue's policy in regards to the First Amendment. So far, FIRE and the AAUP have only criticized his primary rejection of his own memo and his lack of defense of any rights. Why would any conservative vote for these individuals in a primary?
That is the problem with both of them. It is the usual talking a good game; but no substantive actions. There has been plenty of that seen with the current president. Pence and Daniels are showing that there is not a substantive difference in their actions. It is probably true that they both can show that they are better administrators and managers in government than the current president. That will not get an election won.
They also electorally do not bring anything to the table. Indiana will go to the GOP candidate in the presidential race. Neither Pence or Daniels can help with other states in improving the GOP electoral map. The GOP needs to do itself a favor and to stop looking for the "dark horses." The GOP needs to concentrate on its conservative principles and values to win -- which it can. They need to ensure that everyone understands that it is the conservative position that make most people Americans and it is why immigrants come to America in the first place.
Posted on September 23, 2013 at 02:29 PM in 2016 Presidential Politics, Academia, Current Affairs, First Amendment, Higher Education, presidential politics, Public Policy, Purdue University | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
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Professor Kamalipour is a Muslim who has an ongoing relationship, paid for by Indiana Tax Payers with Tehran University. Not only was he born and spend most of his upbringing in Iran; he has continued to enjoy the support of the Iranian Mullahs and most anti-American Iranians, if not other Muslims with the equivalant agenda. Otherwise, how would it be possible for him to go back and forth between America and Iran without some one questioning his intention -- on either side of the equation.
The following is a direct quote from him, in a Muslim journal of the problems of the world.
"My realisation, as a person who has travelled to more than 50 countries, is that different societies are more alike than different. The more I travel the more I realise this fact. The need of the hour is to get along with one another and,make friendship, and networks based on mutual respect and under- standing. The cause of majority of existing global problems is mere ignorance."
He completely ignores the acts of Muslims in killing Jews and Christians. He is the justifier of Islamic hatred and death squads against women, Jews, Gays, Christians, and other infidels. He defends by his statements and actions the beheading and hanging in Iran of all Gays and Lesbians. He would seem to be a great supporter of the misogynistic beliefs of Islam. He never says otherwise. He never criticizes the actions of his fellow Iranians.
According to Prof. Yahya Kamalipour all the problems with Islam are just a matter of misunderstanding and have a moral equivalency to Christians and Jews. A stand which is at its core anti-American and yet still funded by American taxpayers. What he says in America is not what he can or does say in Iran. How will Iran deal with him if they knew that most of his American supporters were homosexuals. How will the middle-east Muslims interact with him because he has lied about his association with homosexuals, women, Jews, etc.
I do not fault these various groups. They are all good courageous people. It is Professor Kamalipour who continuous his fraud of advancing himself on the backs of the oppressed.
It is time that Hoosier tax payers informed Purdue University that there is a limit to anti-American behavior, even from academics.
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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.
The State of Indiana has become a joke in higher education where the Bill of Rights is considered. There is the IUPUI public disaster,Purdue and Indiana Universities' embarrassment of action, Ball State University and Purdue Calumet civil rights lawsuits. Hoosier taxpayers should be ashamed at what university administrators are doing with the people's money.
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With the National Constitutional disaster that was the re-election of the Obama anti-Constitutional team, it was a really refreshing experience to find out that David Ober won, as a principled Constitutionalist, for the State House in Indiana. With the Republican control of both Houses in the great State of Indiana going to Republicans, this State may be the best remaining bastion for Constituional education, business, and freedom.
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My readers were earlier informed, on this blog, that Purdue University was investigating this blog for its infingement on the freedom of speech of University faculty. The claim was that this blog was the main culprit in denying the rights of the faculty:
The charges were that I violated Purdue University's rules by pulishing what they provided to me under my FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request. I should point out that by law in the State of Indiana the University has to provide them to me, or anyone else, the information. They in turn have every legal right to make the information public.
As absurd as it may seem, Purdue University convened a full investigation of me, again. This has done more than anything to stiffle and chill free speech on Purdue's campus. It is now non- existent, except for myself. The big help came from FIRE (The Foundation for Individual Freedom in Education.) You can see their many documents about my case for free speech at the following:
Remember, the sole goal of Purdue University's Chancellor Keon is to chill free-speech when it is not in conformity with his views of what is proper. I know that is an oxymoronic statement; but, that is how free speech actions, during his academic career, have continued to reflect.
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Finally, the ultimate truth comes out. I have been arguing and presenting that this is the case for many, many years. All or most of my compatriots in academia have been making fun of me, ridiculing me, and demonizing me. Global warming and climate change (dramatic) are all fraudulant ways for academics to pocket more and more money. Now I hope they read the following:
Green ‘drivel’ exposed | Columnists | Opinion | Toronto Sun.
The main culprits in this fraud have been universities and academics. They have made billions and billions of dollars by claiming the sky is falling and the world is ending with little or no evidence. Academics need to be forced to retire or fired for fraudulent research work.
If you really want to see how true or false drastic climate change is, just cut off government funding for two years. That is the length of focus of academics and they will find a new culprit to raise money to make them wealthy.
We started with the "population explosion" and that added billions to universities to grow from the late 1950s through the 1970s. Although that was shown to be completely false, the new end of the world came along as global freezing. This added more money to academics through the late 1980s. Then that ran out. Then a miracle. Science discovered (dramatic or catastrophic) global warming and that has been a new fraud that has been part of academic "Truth" for almost 30 years in-spite of all proof to the contrary.
The following story came out of Indianapolis today:
The Indianapolis Star is only speculating at this point; but, it makes sense The rumored choice is quite likely. Governor Daniels must end his career as Governor of Indiana this term. He is not ruining for president or vice-president. There has been no announcements of any choice yet and normally if it was not someone political it would have been done. The Board of Trustees of Purdue University is to vote this Friday on its slection.
Mitch Daniels as Purdue's President would be a great choice. He has accomplishments and capabilities that the last President, Cordova, did not. Actually, outside of being the first women, no one is clear why she was chosen; or what was the expectation upon her selection.
Finally, Purdue will have a President that will take seriously the Constitutional requirements of ruining a major American university. He also understands the State well and its requirements for higher education, which sadly neither the Board of Trustees nor the Commission of Higher Education has determined as of yet.
Frontpage magazine and Jamie Glasov did a wonderful job of interviewing me and getting out the issues that "got me here." You can read about this in the following link:
I have to say that the only issue that needs to be further understood is that I, and honestly some others, have been fighting this battle for over 19 years on campus. If you are not a Muslim, but religious, if you are pro-Israel, if you are right of center politically, you will constantly be harrassed, intimidated, and demonized on almost all of our universities.
What is sad is that most of this is being done with our own tax dollars.
This is what the people of America need to understand very, very quickly. The Muslims and their liberal allies are attacking religion, not Islam of course, and undermining the First Amendment, using your money. All state institutions need to immediately audit their state universities for their usage of funds and their rules and regulations that permit Muslims to undermine the First Amendment and replace it with their version of Sharia Law.
How is this done? Very simply -- in Islam being "offended" is a legal term. You are not allowed to "offend" Islam or Mohammad. It is punishable in a variety of ways up to and including execution. In the United States, offending someone is a badge of honor especially at a university. To paraphrase a man who knows much about higher education and the First Amendment, Adam Kissel of FIRE, if you, a student, are not being offended once a week, someone is cheating you out of an education.
That is the fight I have to finish.
Posted on May 22, 2012 at 07:10 AM in Academia, Anti-Religion, Christians, End of America, First Amendment, Higher Education, Islamacism, Islamic Terrorism, Jews, Purdue University, Religion | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
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