Yet another taxpayer-funded professor is assaulting the Bill of Rights. In an op-ed in his local Portland newspaper, professor Tom Hastings of Portland State University actually called for the “repeal” of the Second Amendment.
Now before we even get into the constitutional ignorance it would require to make such an emotional, nonsensical statement, I want to address what many in media are overlooking with regard to these so-called academics.
I spent a lot of time in academia – years as both a student and a university instructor. I know guys like Hastings from a student perspective and from a colleague perspective. Some may think that it is a ridiculous statement by a college professor who has never set foot in the real world outside of his ivory tower. I contend that there is something far more insidious lurking at the surface of Hastings’ statements. I went on “Fox & Friends” this weekend to discuss the flaw in his argument, but there wasn’t time to address what I think is a far more dangerous scenario behind his propaganda.