Today brings us another example of how having a college degree doesn’t mean you know squat.
Exhibit A is a taxpayer-funded physics professor at taxpayer-subsidized UNLV. In a letter-to-the-editor published Sunday by the Las Vegas Sun, Michael Pravica – whose part-time hobby supplementing his $123,000 a year job sitting in a climate-controlled classroom all day is writing letters to editors – claims there are some “fundamental misconceptions…held by some in this state” as to the purpose of government.
Yeah, people like Prof. Pravica.
Unbelievably, this guy actually wrote that “The primary role of our democratically elected government is to serve the people’s interest and create/encourage the conditions for commerce to flourish.”
What a ‘shroom! I’m sorry, but in this regard, Prof. Pravica is, at best, an ignoramus. And anyone who agrees with him is an ignoramus squared. To know the true, intended purpose of our government, one need only to read and understand our Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men…”
The purpose of government is to secure inalienable rights; not, as Prof. Pravica also wrote, to “protect U.S. citizens from potential threats to their livelihood” through the creation of the SEC, the FDA, the CDC and the EPA (“among others”).
And the fact that some taxpayer-funded numb-nut physics professor is out there teaching that it is is the best argument yet for completely privatizing our entire higher ed system. I sure don’t want my tax dollars going toward teaching such anti-American flapdoodle.