About Us, Disclaimer & Rules
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Who we are and why we do it.
Lets start with the why. Why start with the why when almost everyone with enough brains to carry a lunch sack to work understands the why?
We start with the why because recent history has demonstrated that for FAR too many college administrators and professors the reasoning and purpose of the First Amendment completely escapes them. How is it that one can leave high school having a basic understanding of freedom of speech and then leave graduate school having no ability to grasp the concept whatsoever?
Without debate and without criticism no administration and no country can succeed, and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solan decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy and that is why the press was protected by the First Amendment. – JFK
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than those attending too small degree of it. – Thomas Jefferson
Here is the other reason why, professors and administrators who behave like this:
And those who behave like this, at the home of Columbia Journalism Review…
That is why our motto is “audacter per claro” – translated it means boldness with clarity of mind because we prefer clarity to comfort.
As for the who
IUSB Vision staff is made up of IU South Bend students and alumni who have a more traditional, libertarian, or conservative viewpoint as opposed to the ‘think progress’ Marxism, far leftism, or pick your favorite euphemism, that is often presented as academic truth by so many academics today. We write about what ever we find interesting.
We are also dedicated to educating those who point at anyone who is not a far left ideologue and screams “FASCIST”. Someone has to explain the values of free and fair markets, and liberty tempered by restraint and personal responsibility, because our universities are not getting the job done.
Why Are Conservatives So Mean?
You wont find the most graceful use of rhetoric or even perfect grammar (after all we are publicly educated), but what you will find is some of the best news and analysis that can be found anywhere.
Our work has been featured in National Review, The Torch (www.thefire.org), Brietbart, WordPress Top Posts, The Warroom, Huffington Post, NeoNeocon, Pajamas Media, Gateway Pundit, The Anchoress, Associated Content, and The Drudge Report.
By the way, speaking of fascists….
Petition to redistribute GPA’s
The Broken Window Falacy:
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Dear Vision Readers,
These are the rules.
If readers want to come here and give a valuable piece of news and post it anonymously we will respect the privacy of those sources.
If you are a nontenured faculty member or a member of the administration that fears retaliation from your peers you may post anonymously provided that you do not troll or break the rules.
Those who come here and post under multiple aliases just for the purpose of trolling, name calling, threatening etc are not entitled to the same courtesy. We do have the ability to track the identity of any poster within minutes. In the land of computer networking true anonymity is rare.
That also goes for people who come here and post under multiple aliases for the purpose of carrying on a conversation with themselves, it doesn’t mean that we will expose you, but we do reserve that right. Never claim to be someone that you are not.
If people use language with various cuss words we reserve the right to suspend posting privileges, so please conduct yourself in a civilized manner.
Most boards do not tolerate trolling and we will tolerate it to a degree; for the benefit of other readers the discourse will not be allowed to fall into the obscene or indecent.
In short, use common sense. Don’t troll, don’t cuss, don’t get indecent, don’t spam.
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We hate you. Now give us your kids so that we can turn them against you.
David French via National Review:
Over at the Alliance Defense Fund’s Academic Freedom File, my colleague Jeff Shafer has written a fascinating blog post analyzing the intellectual roots of academic efforts to stigmatize Christianity and divorce kids from their religious upbringing. It begins:
The late American philosopher Richard Rorty (d. 2007) in describing his assessment of the role of university professor wrote: “When we American college teachers encounter religious fundamentalists, we do not consider the possibility of reformulating our own practices of justification so as to give more weight to the authority of the Christian scriptures. Instead, we do our best to convince these students of the benefits of secularization.” The re-education imperative is one that he, “like most Americans who teach humanities or social science in colleges and universities, invoke when we try to arrange things so that students who enter as bigoted, homophobic, religious fundamentalists will leave college with views more like our own.” Rorty explains to the “fundamentalist” parents of his students: “we are going to go right on trying to discredit you in the eyes of your children, trying to strip your fundamentalist religious community of dignity, trying to make your views seem silly rather than discussable.” He helpfully explains that “I think those students are lucky to find themselves under the benevolent Herrschaft [domination] of people like me, and to have escaped the grip of their frightening, vicious, dangerous parents.”
In fact, some of our student clients have heard simplified versions of this very sentiment, and I can distinctly remember my own southern, religious upbringing being venomously caricatured during my law-school days. The fact that my father was a math professor who earned his Ph.D. (a real-life Good Will Hunting) in a mere ten months was irrelevant compared with his status as an elder in a very conservative evangelical church. I had to be “rescued” from my own heritage.
I stubbornly resisted rescue, but many students — eager for acceptance and feeling isolated — give up, surrendering to the dominant culture and feeding an academic beast that demands conformity, in speech and belief.