Ted Cruz earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Princeton University and his Juris Doctor from Harvard University. Josh Hawley earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Stanford University and his Juris Doctor from Yale University. Kayleigh McEnany earned her Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University and her Juris Doctor from Harvard University.
Former elected officials, political analysists and media Talking Heads, from Claire McCaskill to Steve Schmidt to Geraldo Rivera keep telling me that individuals with these credentials should know better and not support Donald Trump.
What it is about Ivy League credentials that somehow change ones moral compass? Why should Cruz, Hawley, and MeEnany “know better” than me with my simple Associate of Art degree from a community college and a Bachelor of Arts from small college no one ever heard of? For that matter, why should any of us know better, on moral grounds, than a high school graduate?
These same people in the media are quick to point to Trump’s ignorance and mock his academic achievements as some sort of justification of his immoral behavior. The man is too stupid to know better. His followers are too stupid to know better. We are shocked and amazed when individuals with credentials from prestigious institutes of learning do not know better and we think to ourselves, “Oh, they know better. They know what they are doing is immoral. They are just hiding the fact.” Are they? I don’t buy it. True, I do not have Ivy League credentials but neither did my mother who did not graduate from high school but was a better judge of character than anyone I have ever known.
And yes, this traces to the obsession with the Democratic Party to send everyone to college and concede the non-college educated vote. If college makes one more educated and aligns ones moral compass in the direction of justice (and the more prestigious the school, the better the graduate) , why bother with the ignorant and immoral hoi polloi? It’s not worth the effort, is it?