Commentary: Woke Universities Lead America to a Primitive State

John M. Ellis
Wall Street Journal

People nationwide have been physically assaulted and even threatened with loss of their livelihoods for no other reason than that they plan to vote as one half of the country does, and political goals are now commonly pursued by violent means. With this our civilization seems to be regressing to a time when disputes were settled by force instead of rules, and before the First Amendment guaranteed the right to speak freely on the social and political issues of the day. Worse yet is that this social regression began on college campuses. On one-party campuses, radical-left faculty have established a political orthodoxy that student mobs enforce, and the political culture of the nation is poisoned as those students take home with them their professors’ habit of seeing opinions that differ from theirs as an evil not to be tolerated. Universities now attack the most basic principles of American society, and do so with lavish taxpayer support. We should decide how best to cut them off.