The American left today will tell you that Biden’s attempts to obstruct democracy in 2020 were OK because Republicans used a similar argument in 2016. It is true that in 2016 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, from receiving a just and proper Senate hearing. But two wrongs do not make a right. McConnell’s attempt to obstruct the judicial process in 2016 was as unjust as Biden’s attempt in 2020.
“We need to start using conservative students as the basis for some of our activism, not all of it, but enough to assure such students that we do in fact represent them as the Undergraduate Government of Boston College,” said James Noyes, CSOM ’19.
“Trump is brash, bold, and crass, and superficially represents everything this culture preaches—yes, but he is speaking for those who are not, those who have been put on the back-burner by our elites, those who feel that the America they knew and loved is dying.”
“Until undergraduates in Students for Sexual Health and the Pro-Life Club can hang banners next to each other on O’Neill Plaza, host a joint panel event, and retire to dorm spaces where they routinely interact, we can’t say that BC has unlocked the true potential of its diversity.”
“Using an untested, unproven method all over the country is a risky and dangerous move. Educational standards should be created then reviewed and discussed with teachers, parents, students, and local governments around the country before they become the norm.”