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In a world of sheep-like conformity, Hillsdale College takes a stand

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In a world of sheep-like conformity, Hillsdale College takes a stand

 

https://www.americanthinker.com/

By Andrea Widburg

June 19, 2020

 

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Free Will Baptists founded Hillsdale College in 1844 under the name Michigan Central College. Despite the founders’ religious beliefs, the college has always been nonsectarian, although its teachings are informed by Christianity’s moral teachings. The college assumed its present name in 1853 when it relocated to Hillsdale, Michigan.

The Free Will Baptists who founded Hillsdale were abolitionists and true feminists, so the college immediately began admitting blacks and women. E.B. Fairfield, who was Hillsdale’s president from 1848 to 1869, was one of the founders of the Republican Party, a political party dedicated to abolishing slavery in the United States.

Because of Hillsdale’s abolitionist reputation, Frederick Douglass spoke there, as did Edward Everett, who shared the stage with Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg. When the Civil War began, Hillsdale sent a higher percentage of students to the Union Army than any other college in Michigan. Sixty students gave their lives in the fight against slavery.

In the 20th century, as myriad colleges gave up their intellectual independence chasing after state and federal money (and, it seems, Chinese money), Hillsdale refused to do so. As it has since its founding, it depends entirely on private donations and tuition to meet its needs. Hillsdale is also one of the few colleges in America that continues the classic inquiring tradition of a liberal education, rather than falling in line with academic leftism and mindless obedience.

In sum, Hillsdale is a bastion of intellectual liberty, founded on a moral and historic bedrock dedicated to the equal rights of all people, regardless of race or sex. So, of course, people began insisting that it issue a statement supporting Black Lives Matter.

 

 

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Hieronymous
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They get no federal funding, so they don't have to wear cloths worn by African slavers or wash peoples feet.

"...But the fact that very real racial problems are now being cynically exploited for profit, gain, and public favor by some organizations and people is impossible to overlook. It is a scandal and a shame that compounds our ills and impedes their correction."

The quoted portion can only happen via consent of "community leaders", who are the enablers of the progressive movement.  They sell their souls for money, and the people they claim to represent suffer for it.  

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mjperry51
57 minutes ago, pepperonikkid said:

In sum, Hillsdale is a bastion of intellectual liberty, founded on a moral and historic bedrock dedicated to the equal rights of all people, regardless of race or sex. So, of course, people began insisting that it issue a statement supporting Black Lives Matter.

They already did as abolitionists. . .over 150 year ago.

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Ticked@TinselTown
5 hours ago, mjperry51 said:

They already did as abolitionists. . .over 150 year ago.

As did the nation in the wake of the Civil War...

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mjperry51
14 minutes ago, Ticked@TinselTown said:

As did the nation in the wake of the Civil War...

Funny how those things always get overlooked. . .

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Ticked@TinselTown
1 minute ago, mjperry51 said:

Funny how those things always get overlooked. . .

Ain't it tho?  Especially when overlooking those pesky facts means they can make money on it in the here and now...

 

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JerryL

This is the phrase that spoke to me:

"Teaching is a statement, especially as it takes up — with vigor — the evils we are alleged to ignore, evils like murder, brutality, injustice, destruction of person or property, and passionate irrationality."

I love that..."passionate irrationality."  That perfectly describes the leftist flock of sheep that "feel things deeply" so, in their minds, they are right.

If you are passionate about something that is wrong, like the belief that there is an epidemic of police officers killing unarmed black men or that a heinous act where justice is already working somehow excuses rioting and looting, you are still wrong.  

 

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MontyPython
2 hours ago, JerryL said:

This is the phrase that spoke to me:

"Teaching is a statement, especially as it takes up — with vigor — the evils we are alleged to ignore, evils like murder, brutality, injustice, destruction of person or property, and passionate irrationality."

I love that..."passionate irrationality."  That perfectly describes the leftist flock of sheep that "feel things deeply" so, in their minds, they are right.

If you are passionate about something that is wrong, like the belief that there is an epidemic of police officers killing unarmed black men or that a heinous act where justice is already working somehow excuses rioting and looting, you are still wrong.  

 

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