Oh, as far as fighting the Federal Dept of Ed…

by Skip

Federal Department of Education logoI mentioned how to get the Federal govt out of “Education’s” hair in my post here (“McLaughlin Middle School Principal William Krantz – put up or shut up“)- just stop doing business with them.  Seriously, put aside the lure of “free money” (that never is) and settle on just doing the basics.  Or, you can do what this guy is (rightly!) doing:

” (Georgia), who chairs the influential Georgia House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, filed the lawsuit along with his wife, alleging the federal government violated the Administrative Procedure Act when they issued a “guidance document” that included onerous new regulations for schools to follow. If schools fail to abide by the Department’s Office for Civil Rights’ ever-changing guidance, they risk losing federal funding.

Ehrhart has been a vocal critic of the Department’s “Dear Colleague” letters, which began forcing colleges to spend more and more money to adjudicate felonies in 2011. In January, Ehrhart told school administrators: “If you don’t protect the students of this state with due process, don’t come looking for money.” It was the strongest statement yet on the issue from a legislator.

Squeeze play!  Knuckle under to the Feds or you lose your own State’s money – choose wisely.

In his lawsuit, Ehrhart claims the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter imposed “unnecessary costs and expenses that flow directly to both Federal and Georgia Taxpayers, including Plaintiffs, under the threat of Federal funding being revoked for the schools’ failure to comply.”

“The illegal and unconstitutional directives issued in the Obama Administration’s ‘Dear Colleague’ letter have resulted in a clear disregard for the due process rights of male college students and fostered an environment of male gender bias on campuses throughout the country,” Ehrhart said in a press release. “As Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, I have seen firsthand how colleges and universities, intimidated by [the Education Department’s Office for Civil Right’s] threat to their federal funding, have set up kangaroo court systems to comply with the Obama Administration’s unconstitutional policies.”

He added: “It is unacceptable that state and federal taxpayers in this country continue to fund these mandates and their attendant costs at higher education institutions.”

Ah yes, part of the “transformation of America” that Obama promised us – in this case, cutting out our traditional judicial system (police, courts, you know – “not a big deal” expect it is).  This is all about the Fed Dept of Ed issuing all kinds of “regulations” outside of the regulatory process that demanding that colleges, simply said, literally get in bed with their students to make sure that all goes well (under the guise of sexual assault management).  And of course, given that this IS Obama’s Administration, these Dear Colleague letters made it clear that the colleges were to be their own law enforcement, prosecutors, and judge / juries.  Yeah, given how PC and “Womyn First (and ONLY)” many of these sites of higher (maybe now a misnomer, but stick with it) learning, we knew all along how this would turn our – and our prognostication has not been wrong.  A simple summary: males are automatically labeled guilty.  With NO due process or even benefit of counsel.  Now that some of these falsely accused guys have already had their lives wrecked before it even gets started, they turned to the REAL judicial system and they are getting quite opposite results in suits against their former colleges and seeing their bank accounts enriched because of the malfeasance.

And once again, it’s all because the colleges take Fed money and the same old game gets played out: “Nice college you have there; pity if something was to happen to it”.  Yes, it is basically the Mafia with a better pedigree (but at least the Mafia had a code of honor and left children alone), better wording, but the same outcome: or else!

Bureaucracies keep expanding their reach and power until somebody comes along and chops them up.  Democrats are Big government so no help there and lately, Republicans have been less than helpful to say the least – or have outright joined with Democrats in this new Statist Fusion Party.

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UPDATE: forgot I had this bookmarked – it isn’t just the college kids having sex out of wedlock (hmm, that will get the libertines all mad at me – heh!) that Government wants to control.  Now they are working on everyone else.  I thought that the Democrats were forever saying to get the Republicans out of our bedrooms – now they want to put cops and the legal code figuratively into our beds.  Do these Statists have ANY limiting principle of what Government should or should not do?

Adults may soon find their sex lives regulated to the point where nearly every sexual encounter is defined as rape unless neither party reports the activity.

The American Law Institute will vote in May on whether to adopt a model penal code that would make “affirmative consent” the official position of the organization. Affirmative consent — or “yes means yes” — policies have already been adopted by many colleges and universities, and have been passed as law in California and New York.

A source within ALI has confirmed to the Washington Examiner that the model penal code on sexual assault that was discussed at last year’s meeting will be voted on at their annual meeting this coming May. Last year, the draft proposal was met with opposition from ALI members, including a female former prosecutor who called the draft “really disturbing.”

A group of concerned members within ALI even circulated an opposition letter, signed by dozens of members, that detailed the dangers of pushing affirmative consent on the general public (not that it’s a good policy for college students, either).

Police State, anyone?  Or shall we just call them the New Prudes?

 

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