Phi Beta Cons

So Eager to Take Offense and Respond with Slurs

You probably think this post will be about the latest campus outrage, but instead it’s about a congressional hearing this week.

University of San Diego law professor Gail Heriot testified in a House committee on the overreach of the Education Department’s “guidance” on transgendered bathrooms, where she gave her legal views on the regulations. For having challenged the saintly educrats, she was given a tongue-lashing by California Representative Zoe Lofgren, who called her an ignorant bigot.

You can read the ugly details about that and a strong rejoinder in this piece just published by the National Association of Scholars.

One reason why college kids are so often powder kegs is that they see such behavior by nasty adults like Zoe Lofgren.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.


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