Americans are losing the ability to respectfully disagree with each other.
In the latest example of this troubling trend, faculty at George Washington Law School have reportedly attempted to remove the honorary Doctor of Laws degree that the school had given to Attorney General Bill Barr, a respected alumnus who received his JD from the school in 1977.
Although their first attempt met with failure, some reports indicate that efforts to cancel Barr at the school are far from over. A reporter for the investigative journalism site saraacarter.com stated:
…the students, who spoke via phone to this reporter, confirmed they had knowledge of a “secret meeting” that took place between Law school faculty members and that a final vote on the decision is set for this Thursday, June 11.
…“I heard that the faculty secretly convened to rescind Bill Barr’s honorary degree, and, in that meeting, a faculty member claimed that the majority of students favored the move,” One student told this reporter. “For two years now, I’ve been wanting to host the Attorney General, but for fear of being ‘canceled’ by the students and the faculty and not being able to get a job after law school, I’ve refrained from doing that. It’s shocking to me that I can’t host the U.S. Attorney General who happens to be a GW Law graduate because of this.”
The student added, “Bill Barr has donated so much time and money to our law school and now they’re going to cancel him. What message does this send to our other donors? If you were going to donate money to the Law School, would you do it knowing that one day the school would betray you and ruin your name? They will take your money, they will write your name on the Dean’s Suite and then once they’re done with you, they’ll character assassinate you and throw you in the garbage.”