Michael Medved asks if
$40,000 a year is a good value for parents to pay to elite colleges, given that
parents think that money is being used to provide their children a top-flight
education and opportunity in life. Unfortunately, the professors have no such
illusions — they are in the business of indoctrination:
“On my radio show,
[Professor] Savage said that conservative homes keep kids away from liberal
ideas, but once they encounter enlightened thinking they instantly see its
“Enlightened” is code
for secularist and humanist, and comes from the “Age of Enlightenment,”
following on the heels of the Renaissance and Reformation in France, in which
the French men of letters, such as Voltaire, opposed the Church and faith as
primitive, and advocated secularism and “reason;” i.e. the wisdom of man.
Options: parents can
send children to an elite conservative college, such as Hillsdale or Grove
City, or have them do apprenticeships to prepare for careers. But liberal ideas
are flush in our society, and our children will meet them sooner or later.
Better to prepare them in the rhetoric stage with their origin, history, and
answer (apologia) found in the word of God.