Justice Kavanaugh And GMU Snowflakes

Authored by Walter Williams, op-ed via Townhall.com,

George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School hired Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to co-teach a course this summer called Creation of the Constitution. The course will be held 3,668 miles away, in Runnymede, England, where the Magna Carta was sealed 800 years ago. Some George Mason University students and faculty have become triggered.

One student told George Mason’s Board of Visitors, “It has affected my mental health knowing that an abuser will be part of our faculty.”

Another said, “The hiring of Kavanaugh threatens the mental well-being of all survivors on this campus.”

The Washington Post reports that a petition to fire Kavanaugh has gathered almost 3,500 signatures and has the endorsement of George Mason Democrats. GMU students have created separate forms for parents and alumni to pledge that they will not donate to the university so long as Kavanaugh is teaching.

Part of student demonstrations included defacing a statue of the university’s namesake George Mason by putting blue tape on his mouth and attaching anti-Kavanaugh signs. The university’s spokesman Michael Sandler gave The College Fix a mealy-mouthed excuse saying, “We allow students to dress up the statue, so this doesn’t violate any policies that I’m aware of.” He said the university “strongly supports freedom of expression and this would seem to fall into that category.” His vision suggests that freedom of expression includes defacing university property.

Youngsters with little understanding might be forgiven for their protest of a U.S. Supreme Court associate justice sharing his wisdom with law students. But faculty members cannot be excused. Professor Bethany Letiecq, the head of the George Mason chapter of the American Association of University Professors, endorsed a call by UnKoch My Campus, another leftist group, for a congressional investigation of GMU’s law school’s hiring of Justice Kavanaugh as an adjunct faculty member. Fortunately for civility, Dr. Angel Cabrera, the university’s president, said that there were no legitimate grounds for an investigation by the university. He threw a bit of pablum to the protesters by saying:

“I respect the views of people who disagreed with Justice Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation due to questions raised about his sexual conduct in high school. But he was confirmed and is now a sitting Justice.”

Considering that a college president is also a politician, that statement demonstrates good judgment. According to The College Fix, after listening to the student protestors speak during the board meeting, Cabrera and Board of Visitors rector Tom Davis said they were proud of the students and appreciated that they spoke up and acted as engaged citizens. That’s nonsense.

I receive many questions from people around the nation who are surprised by the happenings at GMU. As I have advised on numerous occasions, George Mason University erroneously earns a reputation as a conservative/libertarian university because of its most distinguished and internationally known liberty-oriented economics department, which can boast of two homegrown Nobel laureates in economics. Its Antonin Scalia Law School has a distinguished faculty that believes in personal liberty and reveres the U.S. Constitution — unlike many other law schools that hold liberty and our Constitution in contempt. The rest of the university is just like most other universities – liberal, Democratic Party-dominated. The chief difference between my GMU colleagues and liberals at some other universities is that they are polite, respectful and congenial, unlike what one might find at places like U.C. Berkeley or University of Massachusetts.

GMU students and faculty may also be disturbed about what Justice Kavanaugh is going to teach.

In the course, Creation of the Constitution, he will explain how much the Magna Carta influenced the founders of our nation. The 1215 Magna Carta limited the power of central government and it forced a reigning monarch to grant his English subjects rights. It contained a list of 63 clauses drawn up to limit King John’s power, resulting in making royal authority subject to the law instead of reigning above it. It laid the foundations for limited constitutional governments, an idea offensive to most leftists.

via zerohedge


  1. We need to put a stop to this anti-American socialist movement America is not a socialist society universities need to stop indoctrinating students into socialism and start teaching our constitution that is what our nation is about freedom not expensive government controls over all people start teaching America’s values our founders values And note it is not the container it is the spirit within that makes up a person

    1. I agree. The universities in our country should stay the course on what is relevant to the betterment of the students. The pros and cons get equal attention. The ones hiring the ignorant professors need to be dealt with and held accountable. If you are morally unstable, you are not qualified to teach, because you obviously are dealing with the tower affect , you know the one leaning to the far left. There has to be give and take in these classes and 100% participation. Everyone has a different obligation and responsibility to and for our country and it all begins with understanding the Constitution …

      1. Today the left wing bias is firmly entrenched in our colleges and universities. I first saw this in 1964 as a student at Wayne State University, in Detroit. The recent graduates from high school all nodded in agreement, while I and other Korean war veterans tried to rebut but were then cut off.

  2. Maybe in England you don’t have politicians lying about opposing sides of an argument; but in the USA Democrats lie and make false allegations. Kavanaugh is a Republican. The opposition will go to any lengths to tear down a man who has a perfect record. The woman that had all the ugly things to say about Mr. Kavanaugh ended up with over a million dollars because people felt sorry for her. There were no people who could corroborate her allegations.

  3. Political correctness has been the disaster of the world for 50 years brainwashing students by brainwashed faculty while raising college costs greater and faster than any other costs of life. This is killing kids.Free speech is not held in 98% of the world and these fools are killing free speech in america out of fear of the truth.

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