Reading Fresno State professor Andrew Fiala’s article in the Nov. 12 Bee, I found a politically correct way for an educated person to call those who voted for Donald Trump as “deplorable.”
Mr. Fiala writes that Donald Trump is without virtue. He writes about the philosophy of Machiavelli. Apparently, a Machiavellian leader is not constrained by truth or morality, but gains strength through fear and false promises. That is what Trump does in the mind of a liberal professor.
Mr. Fiala is among the vast majority of educators in this country who are not interested in teaching their students to think for themselves, but rather to think like they do. It is difficult for a college student in today’s society to accept the philosophy of a conservative without being ostracized by professors and other liberal students.
Liberals are the ones who gain strength through intimidation. Dare to think differently and the conservative is called a sexist, racist, and every kind of “phobe” the liberals can find in a thesaurus.
Mr. Fiala concludes his article by saying we ought to dust off the Constitution and the Federalist Papers. Yes, indeed we should, for we will now have a Supreme Court that will enforce the Constitution and not rewrite it.
Steve Tyllesen, Fresno