February 3, 2015
By Lorra B.
In Illinois, a state legislator introduced a bill banning any convicted terrorist form teaching at any tax-funded college in the state of Illinois.
Do we really need a bill introduced banning convicted terrorists from teaching? Shouldn’t the question be why are they even being considered in the first place? Makes sense to most Americans but terrorists are hired to teach your children all the time in this country. State Rep. Charlie Meier wants to change all that…at least in his state of Illinois.
Even sex offenders, for example, can not teach, stated Meier, and terrorists shouldn’t either. Multiple convicted terrorists, however, are placed in positions to influence your children, including “James Kilgore, a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, the group that kidnapped Patty Hearst,” reports Fox News Insider.
“Kilgore was convicted of murder in a 1975 bank robbery that left a woman dead. He spent 30 years in hiding before he was extradited to the U.S., where he spent six years in prison. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hired him after his release.”
Yes, there are programs aimed at reintegration after incarceration and I applaud them and their efforts. Re-entering society is not easy, to say the very least, and is riddled with many challenges. If legislation finds it seemingly impossible to put a sex offender in a position to lead and influence children, how can they find that those with Terrorist tendencies to be a good fit in our schools and universities?
Having never apologized for his crimes, and having taught in the state of Illinois for over 23 years, Bill Ayers is another example of a terrorist standing front and center before your children. Ayers taught all 23 years despite the fact he founded Weather Underground, which took accountability for a series of bombings in the 1970’s.
“Our military forces are dying every day to fight for our freedom here, and it seems like we’re just slapping the military in the face when we hire a terrorist to teach our youth,” said Meier.
The only comment to be had by the University of Illinois is that the bill is being reviewed.
Meier is on the right track on this one. Do you agree?