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Princeton Professor Makes
Dubious Declaration

American Thinker, by Bruce Deitrick Price

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/3/2014 5:35:29 AM

Professor Danielle Allen, at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies, has proposed a closer reading of the Declaration of Independence in order to prove that the country was intended to be socialist all along. Yes, that’s her thesis, and this woman is on the Board of Trustees and has a MacArthur ´Genius´ Award. On the other hand, she’s a professor of sociology, a field with a penchant for ideology. The Declaration of Independence is a dramatic statement to the world explaining why we broke away from England. But it’s the Constitution – not the Declaration – that defines how the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 8/3/2014 6:06:39 AM     (No. 9951380)

One word description for her: "Dolt."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wetenschapper, 8/3/2014 6:14:04 AM     (No. 9951381)

In order interpret, or rather distort, the Declaration of Independence so egregiously, Allen employs the same deception used by those who believe in a "living" constitution or who adjure that the second amendment applies only to the National Guard: She disregards every other contemporary opinion ever written by the authors of the document. In, for example, The Federalist Papers, signers make quite clear the form of government, and its limitations, that they had in mind.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 8/3/2014 6:58:18 AM     (No. 9951393)

I bet people paying the outrageous tuition at that ´higher learning´ institution feel stupid. What a moron.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2, 8/3/2014 7:02:06 AM     (No. 9951394)

We have always suspected that academia would be the viper´s nest of communists and socialists. We knew students´ minds were maleable and could be made to fall into line with an idealistic and compassionate equality agenda. What we didn´t count on would be the speed with which anti-American sentiment disguised as higher education would take over the Universities.

Everyone who has children or grandchildren in public schools should make it their business to closely examine the curriculum and the course materials, course by course, to know what is being taught.

They are very sneaky -- they put American flags on the covers of books that promote socialism and often outright anarchy. They paint America as a country founded on socialism, the same way they insist that Jesus was really a socialist.

There are plenty of good charter, religious, and magnet schools out there. If you can´t afford them, home schooling is the best alternative if you´re working. It´s the safest way to educate kids.

What is more important? Working to get a bigger house and a nicer car, or staying home to educate your kids or g´kids in how great America is as founded and can still be again?

But too many parents are not paying attention to what their kids are being taught. That is why we have the last two generations of little socialists running our government.

McCarthy was right.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Starshine, 8/3/2014 7:14:32 AM     (No. 9951402)

After waking from her dug induced sleep, Professor Allen proclaimed, in the vernacular of the current administration, "Oops. My bad."

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Avikingman, 8/3/2014 8:12:06 AM     (No. 9951442)

This is where the Mooch was indoctrinated. Though I think she´s always had a chip on her shoulder.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Doctor P, 8/3/2014 8:18:42 AM     (No. 9951452)

Items, such as the McArthur award, are because she holds such dubious ideas in the first place.

Socialism is always for, and paid by, other folks

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rivetjoint, 8/3/2014 8:19:10 AM     (No. 9951453)

Number 3, the Institute for Advanced Study doesn´t have any tuition but invites scholars to come for varying periods of time, from one term to perhaps several years. Einstein was an early member of the faculty. Pretty much a think tank for eggheads.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 8/3/2014 9:21:27 AM     (No. 9951544)

Maybe educated in Marxist communism. She certainly has no understanding of Our Constitution and Federalist Papers which outline exactly how America is to be a government limited by constitutional boundary´s intentionally to stop Marxist communists, dictatorships, socialists, humanists, etc, from taking control of our government.

Education is now controlled by over 95% Marxist communist want-to-be´s calling themselves socialist, or liberals, or anything but what they truly are communists.

“The time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4

We are now at this point in time forced upon a religious Christian people by these communists etc in education, government, judicial, medical, every aspect of life is now being controlled by communists in America.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 8/3/2014 9:34:45 AM     (No. 9951572)

"There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. ... Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing." -- Daniel Webster, June 1, 1837


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Reply 11 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/3/2014 9:36:19 AM     (No. 9951576)

You don´t have to be "smart" in order to be considered a "genius."

You just have to toe the leftist political line - - and never deviate from it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: zoidberg, 8/3/2014 9:38:22 AM     (No. 9951580)

It´s impossible to say "Macarthur genius grant" with a straight face. Go ahead, try it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: privateer, 8/3/2014 9:43:23 AM     (No. 9951590)

Great quote, 10! That´s our current catastrophe in a nutshell. Thanks Teachers´ Union Commie Goons!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: agrunt, 8/3/2014 10:14:50 AM     (No. 9951639)

"...professor of sociology,..." I do not think we need to say more. Sociology as a discipline has all the backbone of a wet noodle. It is what you write, and thus she writes and says that she has found a truth. Nonsense.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Nimby, 8/3/2014 10:31:09 AM     (No. 9951664)

I wouldn´t call it " dubious". It should be called "fictional".

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 8/3/2014 10:44:03 AM     (No. 9951683)

This African-American professor of sociology who earned a MacArthur "Genius" award, organized a seminar on John Dewey with Robert Reich, and followed a career trail in the "elite" eastern universities much like Michelle and Barack Obama...is, like them, a socialist clown.

Danielle, after extensive scientific analysis of the original manuscript, would have us believe that, "there was a dash only and that a speck of ink landed in the empty space, and subsequently people thought – incorrectly – that the speck was a period." Yup! Modern day scholarship.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 8/3/2014 10:48:51 AM     (No. 9951688)

#12: You´re right. I tried and couldn´t do it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/3/2014 12:42:03 PM     (No. 9951819)

Those that love their children teach them the truth, our constitution, capitalism, and Christianity. Nancy Pelosi and her socialist compatriots do not love children, but power, tyranny, and most of all, themselves.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/3/2014 12:42:09 PM     (No. 9951820)

I am not going to be overly critical of this woman. The fine line between democracy, socialism and communism is quite blurred. Pure democracy is anarchy, pure communism is democracy at it´s best workable conclusion. The U.S. has been established on the basis that "All men are equal in the eyes of their creator." But, what happens after creation is far from equal. To define that all are equal is almost pure Marxism. To say that every person should have an equal say in the destiny of the collective enterprise is to say a fifth generation welfare recipient has as much statek int he future of the Republic as the richest man on Wall Street- simply NOT a fair comparison at all. It puts the entire future of the nation in the hands of selfish, self serving people with absolutely NO enthusiasm for the welfare of the Republic.

Reading the DOI you find these high ideals expressed, but, really no concept of implementation. Also, the founders, all slave holders, clearly had more realistic views of what "equality" really meant.

I think what the Prof is trying to express is, there is a huge difference between idealism and reality of life. The founders may not have even realized they were really expounding on futuristic ideals that marx and Lenin would later try to implement in a much more pragmatic, realistic manner. That bloody experiment, to me, clearly demonstrated men are not designed to be governed successfully. Human beings are really better slaves than citizens.

Of course, I expect criticism and harsh at that. There is just not enough room in ten volumes to fully explain my thoughts on this. But, as we are seeing today, our form of government almost certainly has some very serious, if not fatal, flaws. We need to keep working toward a more perfect method of communal effort.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Question_Assumptions, 8/4/2014 1:33:16 PM     (No. 9952907)

The place where socialism will inevitably fail to live up to the declaration of independence is, "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed[...]". Socialist governments don´t exist to secure individual rights nor do they maintain power via the consent of the governed.

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