I’m not a huge fan of fundamentalism. Too often its adherents adhere to intolerance. Be that as it is, props to the fundamentalists at Liberty University. “This college will let your kids bring guns into their dorms,” the virulently anti-gun rights nypost.com‘s headline bleats. “Liberty University will allow students with concealed handgun permits from the state to keep their weapons in their dorms beginning next fall . . .
The News & Advance reports those students would need permission from the school first. The guns would be kept in safes inside the residence halls at the private Christian university. The policy change was given the go-ahead by the university’s board of trustees last week.”
This expected but welcome turn-of-events reflects a wider issue. Why do we have public universities indeed public schools in the first place?
I don’t remember any part of the Constitution that establishes government control of education; education is a privilege not a right. The anti-gun gestalt in our public institutions is a logical outgrowth of government education. Anything government-owned and operated is subject to political control by the state — which naturally aspires to civilian disarmament.
School vouchers? All day long. Liberty of thought and protection of Constitutional rights in government education? If not impossible then highly likely. Ipso facto. Meanwhile, nice one LU.