Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Decline In Western Civilization

Stephen Hayward, the ex visiting professor of conservative studies at the University of Colorado has an article bemoaning a decline in enrolment in the Poly Sci foeld and even an influx of students seeking a Masters in PS with Bachelors' in unrelated fields.

And of the minority who were political science majors, I find many are unacquainted with, for example, the Federalist Papers, or basic constitutional principles such as the separation of powers, etc.

I maintain that standards have fallen so low that even knowledge of the above is no longer a prerequisite to hold political office. Indeed back in the 80's Edwin Edwards famously stated that the governorship was his as long as he wasn't caught in bed with a live boy or a dead girl. By then Ted Kennedy had thoroughly debunked the dead girl part and later Barney Frank finished off the rest. 

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