Tennessee State Senator Kerry Roberts, a sure Republican who cannot distinguish the difference between the Bible and the Constitution, says that we should eliminate higher education, simply get rid of everything, because it is a "breeding ground" for liberals.
Apparently, getting a formal education and interacting with different types of people really makes people think twice before voting for Republicans … and would like to do everything possible to keep people ignorant. It is good for your political future.
Roberts made the statement on his radio show last week, but the TN Holler website picked it up yesterday. It didn't even come in response to a bill on education. Roberts was ranting against Cherisse Scott, an abortion rights advocate, who had punished Republican lawmakers for promoting anti-abortion policies without doing all the things that make abortions more avoidable. The Republicans, he said, were not supporting access to medical care, raising the minimum wage or helping with public education.
That triggered Roberts. You can listen to it in the first video around the 50:30 mark:
… If there is anything we can do to save the United States today, it is to get rid of our institutions of higher education at this time, and cut the broth of liberal cultivation! Good grief! How stupid our children are taught is absolutely ridiculous, and this is a woman product of higher education. She has learned all this that goes against what we represent as a country!
And here we are as legislators paying for this garbage to be taught to our children, and we are not doing anything about it. Y all these red states across the United States, we let it exist, and it's absolutely amazing. And this is the price we pay: the murder of more than half a million innocent lives every year, with people sitting there, justifying it until their last breath.
The problem is not that the university promotes social justice or liberal indoctrination, as he affirms. It is that people who have more information at their disposal are aware that the way to reduce abortions is to make it easier to prevent pregnancies before people are ready for them and give them the ability to pay for children they want to have .
The Republican Party ignores the root causes of abortions; their actions only do unsafe abortions are more likely, while democratic policies do more to prevent abortions altogether. Scott knew it. She said that. Republicans could not handle it. And now this guy wants to make everyone else as ignorant as his Republican colleagues.
Imagine being a legislator and having a magic wand that allows you to do anything. You may want universal medical care. Maybe you would eliminate the assault weapons. This guy? Want to get rid of education.
To hell with nurses, researchers, nuclear scientists and lawyers. No There is no specialized education for you. It has no value, because people with advanced degrees often disagree with the followers of the Republican Party Bible.
If that is not republicanism in a nutshell, I don't know what it is.
By the way, Roberts is now doing damage control by pretending he was just kidding. Is called hyperbole, all the world! (No, seriously, that's his excuse).
Today's word is a hyperbole. A week ago, I complained at The Kerry Roberts Show calling higher education as a liberal breeding ground and asking for its elimination. My listeners clearly understood humor and hyperbole.…
Right. Because if there is something that conservatives are great at, it's fun …
It is hard to imagine that he is joking when he has destroyed higher education for years:
For what it's worth, Robertson voted in favor of a budget of $ 38.5 million earlier this year that included money for higher education. So, if you're not kidding, you're definitely a hypocrite.
(Featured screenshot via YouTube)
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