Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I think when you spread the GPA points around, it's good for everybody

That post title is of course a nod (fist bump?) to the (in)famous statement made by our Dear Leader to Joe the Plumber during Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.

For the last several years, the Young America's Foundation has taken Obama's belief and run with it by asking members to go on college campuses and ask students to sign petitions calling for GPA points from the top 10% of grade getters to be redistributed to those students whose grades are not so good.  Many students who would be all for redistributing your income sing a far different tune when faced with the prospect of having their high grades redistributed.

Watch the hilarity ensue:

 I have seen past videos on this topic, and it never ceases to amaze me as I watch someone who is presumably all in favor of taking one person's hard earned money and handing it to someone who didn't earn it, turn right around and balk at giving up some of their hard-earned grades to a fellow student who didn't earn it. What a great and simple way to illustrate the insanity of such a bankrupt ideology that, unfortunately, holds millions of Americans in thrall.  

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson

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