The University of Southern California's Graduate Student Government is seeking an "emergency fund" for a host of populations affected by President Trump's executive orders. "Trojan" members of GSG passed a resolution last week demanding USC's Price School of Public Policy provide financial resources for more than 250 students allegedly affected by Mr. Trump's executive orders on immigration and LGBT issues.
If there was ever a reason for USC alumni to withhold financial support from the university this one should be right up at the top. This "demand" is a quintessential example of the definition of "snowflake."
First, why should the college be responsible for a perceived wrong executed at an outside source? And second, why should taxpayers be made to flip this dill? If the activists of the USC GSG believe that charity is due these people then they should dig into their own pockets and take care of them. To "demand" - as if I care what they "demand" - that I pay for their ideological activism is the very essence of tyranny.
As the esteemed Thomas Sowell once said: "I wish that some way could be found to add up all the staggering costs imposed on millions of ordinary people, just so a relative handful of self-righteous can go around feeling puffed up with themselves."