By Quin Hillyer at the Washington Examiner;

Sometimes it’s difficult to tell whether college rowdies are acting through sheer ignorance, offensively unearned self-righteousness, a particularly benighted form of nihilism, or some combination of those defects. Regardless, when they “act out” in ways showing embarrassingly delayed early adolescence, they deserve to be spanked and sent back to their parents’ homes without supper.

The most recent two examples of collegians acting doltishly come from Hofstra University, where ruffians demand that a statue of Thomas Jefferson be torn down, and from Oregon State, where gender-bender organizations object to allowing a student-veteran group access to a student lounge.

Let’s take the Oregon State situation first, since it is such an extreme and obvious example of misguided ill will. As reported by Campus Reform, the call for the Veteran Student Association to be barred from the Student Experience Center Lounge on campus came from the university’s Pride Center and the LGBTQ+ Multicultural Support Network.

Pronouncing themselves “vulnerable to the ideological and practical consequences” of letting veterans meet in a student lounge, the organization specifically said they object to President Trump’s “decision to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military.” By some twisted logic, the pride and LGBTQ+ outfits want to hold student veterans accountable for Trump’s decision that, in many cases, post-dated the veterans’ own service….

[Later in the column:] 

Moving on to Hofstra, where for the second straight year a “Jefferson Has Gotta Go Campaign” is demanding the removal of the statue honoring the author of the Declaration of Independence because of “what the statue represents: a legacy of racism and bigotry on college campuses.” As reported by Campus Reform, in addition to wanting Jefferson removed, the students demand “an online, bias reporting system, an online complaint receipt program, and mandated, comprehensive, cultural competency training.”

Someone not living in the protesting students’ bubble of victimization might think, correctly, that it is the anti-Jeffersonian students themselves who lack “cultural competency.” ….

[The full column is here.]