Immigration, religion, human rights part of WWU World Issues Forum lectures
Lectures about the Gulf Coast, immigration, environmental rights and being a Muslim in America headline the newest World Issues Forum line-up at Western Washington University.
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#1 Sep 27, 2010
Responsible Newspapers and Colleges have gone the way of the buggy whip. The State of Washington and Whatcom County are facing "years" of financial hardship. What do we get from the newspapers and colleges - discussions of fluff issues or issues that are not relevant nor germane to most of America let alone Washington State. The higher issues of loss of our constitutional rights, the disabling of the Bill of Rights and the bankruptcy of American are issues that have the greatest impact on our lives since WWII. At the very least the economic and employment issues that face our state and local government and the people of this great state demand more from people funded institutions. No wonder our children are focused on issues of much lesser import and no relevance to the key issues and problems of this state. We need realistic and plain talk about the three issues that will affect us for decades - state and local economic solvency, responsible state and local government and education that generates graduates with needed and marketable skills. We are in trouble as a nation, a state and a county. We need to focus on our county and state, learn about the problems, discuss the solutions and not focus on areas that will not educate, create jobs, house, feed (protection of our farms and water and care for children. I guarantee you California, New York,Florida and DC are taking care of themselves first. If not the above issues, the colleges could at least make every single resident of this great state to focus on the greatest threat to our state's quality of life and its water the 560 square mile of nuclear waste at Hanford - there are legitimate major concerns of seepage and the Columbia River. Now there is something for a real and present danger symposium. Wake up academia - Rome is burning and your holding fiddle lessons. The currently elected Federal Government is currently not our friend - nor is the less-than-supreme court. Abe said it best..."America will never be destroyed from outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." Abraham Lincoln
#2 Sep 28, 2010
Well said.Sounds like yet another plea for common sense.But alas---when it comes to govt. common sense is very uncommon.
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