Earlier this week, San Diego State University (SDSU) sent an email to students informing us that they were offering four new one-unit courses through the College of Extended Studies. One caught my attention because of its blatant bias: “Trump: Impeachment, Removal or Conviction.”
In my time at university, I have exposed several professors who have abused their positions with political grandstanding, but this class marks a new low. Close minded criticism of Trump is standard fare on campus, but this class assumes, without question, that he has violated Article 2 Section 4 of the constitution, a claim I do not take lightly.
The left accuses conservatives of exaggerating what actually happens in the lecture halls of the university, but this class shows the veracity of our claims. Over a year into his term and no proof of collusion, bribery, or any other crime has surfaced. Nevertheless, SDSU is promoting a class, which, considering the evidence, is teaching conspiracy theories to its students.
I doubt that San Diego State University would ever offer a course examining the activities of the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State or what was really discussed between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton during the infamous tarmac meeting. Universities aren’t even hiding their bias or indoctrination efforts.
This is not to say that all professors abuse their position in education. I’ve had some wonderful professors at SDSU. What sets them apart from the majority of the professors I’ve gone to war with is that they allow students to think for themselves, come to their own conclusions, and participate in dialogue with other students while acting only as a moderator.
During my time as the Chairman of the College Republicans at San Diego State, my club and I have exposed a number of professors who have abused our education system, and, after co-authoring an article for the Leadership Institute’s Campus Reform, the course caught the attention of the national media. Unfortunately, we see this type of liberal bias all the time on SDSU’s campus and many other campuses across the nation. After two interviews with Fox and Friends First and Fox and Friends San Diego State announced that they would change the name of the course.
SDSU leadership cracked under the pressure caused by the national media attention but it is foolish to think that this means that the content of the course will be any different. The required “textbook” is still a liberal propaganda piece by Allan J. Lichtman: “A Case for Impeachment.”
The bottom line is the liberal media and academics have been crying for impeachment since before President Trump was elected. It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee. Until conservative students start seeing a real balance in the “marketplace of ideas” that our college campuses are supposed to serve as, we will continue to fight back against liberal bias in higher education.