Yale is discussing renaming a college honoring Vice President John C Calhoun. They say this is because he supported slavery. The name’s been there since the 1930’s and this discussion began after the recent church shootings in Charleston.
I don’t know…perhaps, being as lib as Yale is, they don’t like this, either? “After 1830, his views evolved and he became a greater proponent of states’ rights, limited government, nullification and free trade; as he saw these means as the only way to preserve the Union.” (all links are from Wikipedia and only define the terms…don’t waste your time!)
Then there are these reasons Calhoun was revered:
“Calhoun was one of the “Great Triumvirate” or the “Immortal Trio” of Congressional leaders, along with his Congressional colleagues Daniel Webster and Henry Clay. In 1957, a Senate Committee selected Calhoun as one of the five greatest U.S. Senators of all time. Calhoun “was a public intellectual of the highest order…and a uniquely gifted American politician,” and “probably the last American statesman to do any primary political thinking.”“
This is definitely troubling, ” He is best known for his intense and original defense of slavery as a positive good, his distrust of majoritarianism, and for pointing the South toward secession from the Union.”…..albeit from a totally different time and he might have defended slavery as a way of protecting the people on plantations, unable to consider that they could actually be freed and succeed on their own. I don’t know.
Obviously, I have no horse in this race about Calhoun particularly, but I am concerned that punks and their instructors in high priced liberal institutions are suddenly trying to wipe out our history as part of the CHANGE they seem to have bought into when they voted for Obama.
I have often moaned around here about the unwillingness of leftwingers to finally understand that AMERICA ISN’T AND NEVER WILL BE PERFECT, THAT KINDNESS CANNOT BE LEGISLATED AND THAT IT’S OFTEN NOT SAFE OR PRODUCTIVE OR AFFORDABLE, THAT ALL OF AMERICA’S HISTORY COUNTS, WHETHER THEY LIKE IT OR NOT.
And now we have DINALI instead of Mt McKinley….is it MOUNT DINALI?
How do you feel about these changes happening?….you all know that this Calhoun thing isn’t the only confederate thing leftwingers are trying to change, just thought I’d feature it as the most recent, good example.
UPDATE: I wrote this post Sunday…and I thought I heard on the news coming home last night that there’d been a vote that anything to do with Confederate hero names must be gone by 2017….but I’m too tired to keep Googling and haven’t found it yet…if you can, please link. thanks!