Hurwitz released his own statement acknowledging an apparent continued confusion about why someone in McCaskill’s position would sign a petition to put something up for voter consideration. He also doubled down on his “prudent” decision to suspend McCaskill.Remember what I said just recently yesterday regarding financial concerns over this mess of a sinkhole looking to get bigger? And this could turn out to be bigger than DPN1 and DPN2 if things do not get a hold of quickly. Gallaudet University has now the national spotlight. What moves will be made now?
Hurwitz even said he thought the crisis would help the Gallaudet community “emerge stronger because of this situation.” Stronger, as in making political intolerance an unmistakable and unshakable value on the campus?
In 2011, Gallaudet University received the overwhelming bulk of its revenue — over $124 million, or almost 75 percent — from government grants. The President of the United States signs the diplomas of its graduates — a very unique perk compared to peer schools. But officials also must report annually to the Secretary of Education.
If Angela McCaskill is not reinstated, there are at least two branches of the federal government that need to begin some serious investigations into this threat to democracy. The school’s existence is reliant on the money that comes from American taxpayers, and the spigot ought to be shut off until it can be confirmed that the school is no longer openly hostile to the democratic process in favor of extremist demands about diversity.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Well, that didn't take long. Now there are calls on contacting Congressional members to begin a serious investigation into this mess.