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In regards to liberals and academia, currently there is an over representation of liberals in academia in relation to the public at large.[1][2] As a result, this has often caused a general lack of morals and values in the culture of many college faculties, which is often characterized by atheism[3], censorship, socialism, unjustified claims of expertise and knowledge (for example, the dogmatic promotion of the theory of evolution), liberal beliefs [4], liberal grading, liberal bias[5], anti-patriotism, lack of productivity, bullying or discouraging conservative students (for example, homeschoolers)[6][7], and promotion of sexual immorality.

In a Zogby poll, 58% of Americans said that the bias of professors is a serious problem, while 39% said it is a "very serious" problem.[8] The survey demonstrated further that "an overwhelming majority also believe that job security for college professors leaves them less motivated to do a good job than those professors who do not enjoy a tenured status - 65% said they believe non-tenured professors are more motivated to do a good job in the classroom."[9]

Liberal politicians are routinely given high-ranking academic positions over better-qualified candidates. Examples include:

There are about 3600 colleges, many small, and perhaps 250,000 professors. Yet there have been a relatively large number of shocking crimes and bizarre conduct.

Crimes by Professors

  • Villanova University professor Edward R. Ritter was arrested on March 21, 2008 and charged with selling marijuana to undercover police officers, and a subsequent search of his home uncovered 19 bags of marijuana.[11]
  • Kansas State University English professor Thomas Murray was a popular teacher, but he was convicted of murdering his ex-wife with 17 stab wounds and blunt trauma to her head. She "was found dead in her bedroom atop a dresser."[12] Professor Murray had written several books, including "The Language of Sadomasochism."[13] He did not testify in his defense and spoke only at sentencing, where he called the state's case a "fairy tale."[14]
  • Shortly after the end of the school year and his contract, Marshall University Psychiatry associate professor John M. Adams burglarized and murdered Bobby Burns on July 2, 2003, and then kidnapped two women and forced them to drive him across the Ohio River.[15]
  • University of South Florida professor Sami al-Arian pled guilty to "aiding a terrorist group" and was "sentenced to 57 months in prison."[16][17] He then "spent more than a year in civil contempt after refusing to appear before two grand juries investigating Islamic charities in Northern Virginia."[18]
  • Claremont McKenna College visiting professor Kerri Dunn was sentenced to a year in state prison after she was found guilty of staging a phony hate crime, in which she "spray-painted her car with racist and anti-Semitic slurs and then reported a hate crime on campus."[19]
  • University of Hawaii professor Marc Fossorier was arrested and later convicted and sentenced to one year in jail for attempting a sex crime with a girl apparently only 15 years old.[20]
  • A New Jersey Cumberland County College professor "was arrested on charges of harassment, trespassing and stalking."[21]
  • University of Central Florida political science professor Michael Shawn Reichert was arrested for having "a stash of more than 100 child pornography pictures on his work computer," "plus three pornographic movies."[22]
  • University of Wisconsin adjunct professor Victor M. Zamudio-Taylor resigned after being charged with viewing child-pornography in a campus computer laboratory.[23]
  • A British university professor was gaoled for ten months for plotting to defraud a hospital trust. [24]
  • Professor Daniel Storm, of the University of Washington, flushed 4 litres of the flammable solvent ethyl ether down the sink, rather than pay the safe disposal fees. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Oesterle said that his using an axe to open the containers was particularly dangerous because a spark could easily have ignited the ether. [25]
  • An Associate Professor at Youngstown State University was locked up and fined $50 after baring his buttocks in front of children at a county fair. [26]

Immoral Behavior

  • Emory University History Professor of History Michael Bellesiles, a gun control advocate, wrote a book entitled Arming America, The Origins of a National Gun Culture (2000). Gary Wills gave it a glowing review in The New York Times, but admitted later that "I was took. The book is a fraud."[27] Bellesiles resigned from his position as Professor of History when an independent committee of scholars examined his work and concluded that "his scholarly integrity is seriously in question."[28]
  • According to one columnist, 88 Duke professors -- more than 10 percent of the Duke professorial faculty - endorsed and published an advertisement hurtful to students who had been wrongly accused of rape during a lacrosse team party, which "helped create the lynch-mob atmosphere."[29]
  • When student Rebecca Beach circulated an email at Warren Community College in New Jersey disclosing that decorated Iraq war hero Lt. Col. Scott Rutter would be visiting, English professor John Daly replied: "Real freedom will come when soldiers in Iraq turn their guns on their superiors."[30]


  1. "90 percent of United States professors called themselves liberal or moderate .[1]
  2. [2]
  3. For example, the vast majority of philosophy professors are atheists, even after an alleged uptick in faith/ [3]
  4. "90 percent of professors called themselves liberal or moderate." [4]
  10. Beginning early in 2001, "Gore will be [at UCLA] to develop a new curriculum for family-centered community building, a multidisciplinary approach that brings together authorities from such fields as education, business and public policy to work on problems that ail our society and affect our children. ... He also will be teaching at three other universities - Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro and Fisk University in Nashville - in addition to his teaching and research work at UCLA." [5]
  13. Id.
  27. Jonah Goldberg, Reports of the 2nd Amendment's death have been greatly exaggerated ... Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Apr. 8, 2007.