Mike Adams

This is not to say that Bullers is some sort of a conservative or even a moderate. I consider her to be a liberal (and know she is a Democrat). But she is well-qualified to hold an administrative position in the diversity movement by virtue of the fact that she is not an extremist. That is, of course, good news.  Reasonable people know that where extremists rule, there can be no diversity of ideas.

And that is why the diversity movement should be handed over to people more like Bullers and less like her WRC predecessors. Some examples follow:

  • There is Associate Professor David Weber in communications, who actually organized a high-profile campus debate between a liberal and a conservative last year.
  • There is also Professor Don Habibi (philosophy), who is so fair and balanced in class that students constantly argue about his true political orientation. He keeps them guessing at all times.
  • And, finally, there is Assistant Professor Anita McDaniel, a liberal who teaches African American Studies and Communications, who actually seeks out people with different ideas to provide them with moral support when they have been targets of censorship.

None of the professors I just mentioned are conservative Republicans, but all have unique qualities and can play an important role in restoring dignity to our university in a time of unprecedented constitutional chaos.

Maybe some leftists who read this article will finally understand what the booming campus conservative movement is all about. We are not demanding affirmative-action style quotas for Republicans. We don?t want to start firing extreme leftist professors. We don?t want to ban fanatics like Eve Ensler from appearing on campus.

What we are demanding is a reasonable attempt to restore intellectually honest debate on our campuses. And we are demanding that it take place in an environment where administrators refrain from endorsing the ideas they love and suppressing the ideas they despise.

With this latest administrative appointment, my university can now begin to slowly crawl back towards the realm of academic sanity where ideas may be freely exchanged without fear of government-imposed retribution.

Nonetheless, we are still a long, long way from home.

Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.