Students at George Washington University in the nation’s capital are making a call for a cultural purge targeting the school’s own namesake.
Some progressive students are circulating a petition demanding that the school’s mascot and sports team name, the “Colonials,” be changed. The petition states that “the historically, negatively-charged figure of Colonials has too deep a connection to colonization and glorifies the act of systemic oppression.”
A GWU student senator named Amy Martin also called the “colonials” term “extremely offensive.”
GWU’s Student Association has called for a university referendum to answer the question, and it appears that said referendum will be voted upon by the student body next month.
American patriots throughout the history of the United States have recognized the colonists in question as the builders of America to whom a great debt is owed. Most colonists came to North America from the Old World when there was little to no urban civilization in the area, and struggled greatly to create cities, towns, roads and an entire society for the benefit of their children and grandchildren. Perhaps most significantly, they fought and won the War of Independence against the British imperialists, freeing what became the United States from the rule of a foreign king.
To replace them as the mascot of George Washington University, the creator of the petition(a GWU student named Rachel Yakobashvili) has suggested alternatives of either “hippos” or “riverhorses” for the school.
Because there’s nothing that can replace the void created in place of the American colonists after being purged like a large terrestrial animal native to distant countries like Botswana, right?
A competing petition has surfaced to push back on the attempted cultural purge of the progressive left, calling for the “Colonials” mascot name to be kept in place. The name was first adopted for the university’s sports teams in 1926.
Judge Dismisses Transgender Woman’s “Discrimination” Lawsuit Against Miss USA Pageant
Miss USA remains a pageant for biological females only.
Last Thursday a federal judge dismissed a transgender woman’s lawsuit that accused the Miss USA pageant of discrimination.
Anita Noelle Green is a biological male who claimed that “she” had a right to participate in the pageant’s competitions, but US District Judge Michael W. Mosman found that the law is not on “her” side.
Judge Mosman ruled that Miss United States of America LLC, a private corporation, cannot be forced to violate its mission of promoting “natural-born” females.
“I view it as an association that cannot under the Constitution be required to allow plaintiff to participate in what defendant says is a contradiction of that message,” he said.
Green competed in the 2018 Miss Montana pageant and won the 2019 Miss Earth Elite Oregon competition—but Miss USA denied “her” application. Green’s lawyer attempted to argue that the Miss USA corporation is predominately a commercial business that’s granted “minimal protection,” not a First Amendment-protected “expressive association.”
Judge Mosman, however, disagreed and found the pageant corporation to be a predominately expressive association, meaning that it is engaged in expressive activity and promotes a message.
In related news, Big League Politics recently covered Sen. Rand Paul’s confrontation with transgender HHS nominee Rachel Levine about “her” unwillingness to say that minors shouldn’t be bypassing their parents and making their own decisions about transitioning:
At Thursday’s Senate confirmation hearings, Sen. Rand Paul confronted Rachel Levine, a transgender doctor and Biden’s Assistant HHS Secretary nominee, asking if “she” supports minors overriding their parents on transitioning to the opposite sex.
Levine’s response was as follows: “Senator, transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field, and if confirmed to the position of Assistant Secretary of Health, I would certainly be pleased to come to your office and talk with you and your staff about the standards of care…”
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