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A LETTER OF CONCERN TO DUKE UNIVERSITY CONCERNING THEIR LEFTIST POLICIES

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

 

Thanks to one of our conservative ladies, Wendy Ball, for sharing a letter she and her husband wrote to Duke University regarding their leftist  policies.  Nancy

 

James H. Ball, Sr.and Wendy A. Ball

 

February 24, 2017

 

Richard H. Brodhead

Office of the President

Duke University

207 Allen Building

Box 90001

Durham, NC 27708-0001

 

Dear President Brodhead:

 

We have had ties with Duke University beginning with our youngest son, Steven, who graduated from Duke in 1990. We paid for his education, without relying on financial assistance.  Since that beginning we have supported Duke including with financial gifts, e.g. for the Center for Athletic Excellence, etc. which gifts were recognized by membership in the James B. Duke Society.

 

During these years, certain factions on university campuses have attempted to “out liberal” each other and in many cases, create a climate of intolerance unless one mirrors the political beliefs of these factions.

 

Duke has not been immune to these factions and activities. The “gang of 88” professors who rushed to judge as guilty racists the three white Duke lacrosse players are examples of individuals who, to use a term of our former President Obama, were proven to be on the wrong side of history. More recently, the aborted decision by an administrator(s) to create a “welcoming environment” for Muslim students by authorizing their call-to-worship from the Duke chapel tower seems to demonstrate how willing some are to advance the activities of one favored religious group at the expense of another.

 

Earlier this month Duke’s Department of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies sponsored an event “Ideas for Activism in the Time of Trump” described as “How our North Carolina Moral Monday Movement can be a model of a diverse coalition that brings together social justice people to take a stand against the Trump Administration.”  It seems that a university department is not educating but rather indoctrinating when it promotes activism against a duly elected President and his administration. We tried without success to locate prior events by this Department to promote activism against the Obama Administration.

 

In your December 8th message on immigration issues you noted that Duke recently announced that “undocumented” students will now be admitted on a need-blind basis and will be eligible for university financial aid if they are not permitted to work on campus. Our daughter-in-law immigrated legally to the United States from Sri Lanka and obtained her “green card” as a lawful permanent resident. We find it puzzling that Duke is prepared to admit and offer financial aid to a student who arrived illegally on the same basis as one who followed immigration laws; apparently, Duke believes there should be no reward to a student who is “documented”.

 

The following is a portion of the Conclusion of Duke and 16 other universities’ friend of the court brief (the “Amicus Brief”) filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York in opposition to Executive Order 13769, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” on which we have highlighted some interesting language:

“CONCLUSION Amici take extremely seriously the safety and security of their campuses and of the nation: if amici’s campuses were not safe, or the towns and cities in which they are located were not secure, amici could not maintain their world-renowned learning environments. Amici, however, believe that safety and security concerns can be addressed in a manner that is consistent with the values America has always stood for, including the free flow of ideas and people across borders and the welcoming of immigrants to our universities.…”

Notwithstanding as the Ninth Circuit acknowledged, even while upholding a TRO, that “the Government’s interest in combating terrorism is an urgent objective of the highest order”; this Conclusion as well as the reasoning stated in the body of the Amicus Brief for opposing[1] the Trump temporary ban on certain immigration from seven countries makes it clear that Duke and the other Amici universities believe that the determination of the safety and security of our nation is not unlike a debating society on one of their campuses and that they have the knowledge and expertise to participate in combating the terrorism concerns of our country- a frightening theory.

 

All the above lead us to believe that Duke and other universities of the same politics have plenty of money to support their agendas and do not need continued support from us.

 

Sincerely,

 

Cc: David M. Rubenstein, Chair

       Duke University Board of Trustees

 

[1] “The Executive Order at issue here threatens amici’s continuing ability to attract these Individuals [students, faculty, and scholars from all over the world] and thus to meet their goals of educating tomorrow’s leaders from around the world.”  Page 5 of the Amicus Brief

 

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VIDEO – INTEGRATION AND DEARBORN, MICHIGAN

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

 

Thanks to Sandra Sauer-Bernard of Virginia for sharing  this video of what has happened to Dearborn, Michigan. 
 NOTE:    I  grew up in a town in Pennsylvania  near Pittsburgh of about 25,000 people.  The town was a mix of Italians, Czechs, Sovaks, Germans, Christian Syrians, Jewish people and many  other ethnic backgrounds. The earlier settlers of  the town had been in this country since the 1700 and 1800’s.  Many of the later arrivals had arrived in the late 1800’s to the 1940’s when refugees from Europe arrived at the end of the Second World War.  We also had a few black families.  We all went to school together (some went to Catholic Schools until high school).   The point is we all considered ourselves Americans and we all got along just fine. There was prayer in the schools every morning, the pledge of allegiance to the flag, respect for the law and Christmas and Easter were celebrated.  Every year we all looked forward to the Christmas play with Mary, Joseph and Jesus and “Christmas Vacation”.   I imagine many of you of a “certain age” experienced the same thing as you were growing up all over America. 
Our generation has seen tremendous change in this country and I am sorry to say it is not a change for the better.    As you view the video below, it is obvious that integration is not working anymore.    Nancy
 A remarkable example of integration in the making in America …Dearborn Michigan ( U.S.A)
VIDEO – October 2016
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VIDEO – WHY I LEFT THE LEFT – PRAGER U

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

 

VIDEO – PRAGER U –   WHY I LEFT THE LEFT

 

www.prageru.com/courses/political-science/why-i-left-left

 

According to Dave Rubin, host of The Rubin Report, the “progressive” left needs a new name that more accurately describes the movement. In this week’s video, Dave, who considers himself a true liberal, says that we should call the “progressive left” the “regressive left.” Why? Because progressives today oppose free speech, freedom of religion, and diversity of thought. In other words, progressives have turned liberalism on its head. So if liberals don’t have a home on the left, should they consider themselves conservatives?

 

 

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OBAMA FAST TRACKS 1,800 MUSLIM MIGRANTS TO THE US THAT AUSTRALIA REJECTED

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

 

Lou Dobbs of Fox Business had a segment on this issue this evening as to the tremendous cost this refugee program is costing the American tax payer which  is just one consideration,  others are obvious  security concerns, and the migrants are not readily assimilating  into our culture.  
 Also, why is this program classified ?   The American people are being kept in the dark regarding the details of this program.   What happened to the transparent administration that Obama promised ?   Nancy
FREEDOM OUTPOST

Obama Fast Tracks 1,800 Muslims Migrants to the US That Australia Rejected

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TRUMP AND THE FORGOTTEN MAN

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

 

www.city-journal.org/html/trump-and-forgotten-man-14847.html

 

Trump and the Forgotten Man

The Republican’s victory was a blow for non-elites.

Troy Senik

November 10, 2016

Politics and law

 

 

The following commentary from Troy Senik (vice president of policy and programs at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research) contains a couple of what I thought to be poignant observations (highlighted).  

 

There was a moment during Tuesday’s election night coverage when, if you were consuming the right mix of cable news and Twitter feeds, you could watch the shock wave rolling in real time. Former Obama advisor Van Jones was near tears on CNN, as was Martha Raddatz on ABC. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was, with characteristic restraint, decrying the “deep hatred in a large segment of the population.” When Ezra Klein, purveyor of the invariably supercilious “explainer” site Vox, began tweeting links to a story making the case against the Electoral College, you knew it was over.

For a sizable number of Donald Trump’s supporters, those moments may have been justification enough for their vote. After years of being sneered at, they got a front-row seat for a collective nervous breakdown radiating out through the Acela Corridor and the West Coast’s Highway 101. They got to hit the elites—a term that, though promiscuously applied, does identify a distinct cultural phylum—right in their (glass, it turns out) jaws.

Trump’s victory may well have completed the transformation of partisan politics into cultural proxy war—a transformation that, it bears noting, began well before he arrived on the political scene. As the pundits observed ad nauseam on election night, the America that voted for Trump lives, in large measure, at both a physical and social remove from the one that voted for Hillary Clinton. They failed, however, to note an important asymmetry that explains why progressive America was so thunderstruck as Tuesday night passed into Wednesday morning: the Trump parts of the country understand the Clinton parts much better than vice versa.

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DIVERSITY IS HISTORY’S PATHWAY TO CHAOS

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

 

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Diversity is history’s pathway to chaos

Nations that reject a community are torn apart

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 Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Emphasizing diversity has been the pitfall, not the strength, of nations throughout history.

The Roman Empire worked as long as Iberians, Greeks, Jews, Gauls and myriad other African, Asian and European communities spoke Latin, cherished habeas corpus and saw being Roman as preferable to identifying with their own particular tribe. By the fifth century, diversity had won out but would soon prove a fatal liability.

Rome disintegrated when it became unable to assimilate new influxes of northern European tribes. Newcomers had no intention of giving up their Gothic, Hunnish or Vandal identities.

The propaganda of history’s multicultural empires — the Ottoman, the Russian, the Austro-Hungarian, the British and the Soviet — was never the strength of their diversity. To avoid chaos, their governments bragged about the religious, ideological or royal advantages of unity, not diversity.

Nor did more modern quagmires like Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Rwanda or Yugoslavia boast that they were “diverse.” Instead, their strongman leaders naturally claimed that they shared an all-encompassing commonality.

When such coerced harmony failed, these nations suffered the even worse consequences of diversity, as tribes and sects turned murderously upon each other.

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