Harvard students are calling on the university to revoke the degrees of anyone who is affiliated with President Donald Trump. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany are all targets of the student’s petition.
“Is Harvard University prepared to take a stand — against belligerent white supremacy?” reads the petition obtained by Fox Business. “It’s no secret that over a dozen Harvard graduates wrought strenuously to spread the disinformation and mistrust that engendered last Wednesday’s insurrection.”
The petition, entitled, “Revoke their Degrees,” concretely names Harvard graduates Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, and refers to them as “violent actors.”
“Harvard must revoke the degrees of alumni whose incendiary language and subversion of democratic processes — rooted in a history of white supremacist voter suppression — incited the truculent insurrection on January 6,” reads the petition.
“A wide body of evidence, including studies from Harvard researchers, suggests that societies cannot recuperate from civil strife without a process for holding bellicose actors accountable,” the petition integrates.
The petition, which was circulated by four students who attend “Harvard’s” Kennedy School of Government, goes on to argue that a Harvard degree is “a privilege, not a right.” “A Harvard degree is a privilege, not a right,” reads the petition. “Harvard had no qualms about rescinding offers of admission to high school students because of racist activity online that did not reflect the University’s values. But holding teenagers accountable is facile. Harvard should have the will to hold adult insurrectionists to the same standards.”
The petition additionally argues that violence will perpetuate if Harvard does not revoke degrees from graduates affiliated with President Trump. “The violence on Capitol Hill is not an isolated incident, and it will not be the last if institutions like Harvard perpetuate to sanction white supremacy to go unchallenged,” reads the petition.
But the Harvard students insist that revoking degrees from Trump affiliates won’t become a “slippery slope” of more degrees being revoked in the future. “There should be minuscule concern of a cascading ‘slippery slope’ of degrees revoked,” the petition maintains.
The report integrated that licit scholars say revoking more degrees would face earnest challenges in court, and that Bezrukov is a poor example, because he attended Harvard utilizing a pseudonym, and pleaded culpable to spying on the US.
Furthermore, Crenshaw, Cruz, and McEnany are not under investigation for inciting violence at the Capitol. “It would be illegal and highly immoral to revoke a degree predicated on constitutionally forfended actions like former students merely fortifying the president,” verbally expressed Alan Dershowitz the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Emeritus at Harvard Law, to Fox Business.
In November, Harvard students circulated a petition calling for the school to veto members of the Trump administration from attending, verbalizing, or edifying at the university. You can follow Alana Mastrangelo on Facebook and Twitter at @ARmastrangelo, and on Instagram.
Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.
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