Harvard students circulation of a petition to revoke the degrees of Trump supporters is a childish joke
The petition is premised upon false interpretations of the underlying Trump speech.
Harvard University has permitted some students to circulate a petition that calls for revoking degrees from Trump supporters and aides who attended the institution.
“The reason cited, according to a copy of the petition reviewed by FOX Business, is that supporters of President Trump were involved in spreading the ‘mistrust’ that led to last week’s deadly riot at the United States Capitol Building,” FOXBusiness reports.
The petition says in part, “banning someone from a committee or campus because they incited a violent attempt to overthrow the U.S. Government is the least the University can do; it still grants them the benefits of their Harvard degree everywhere outside of Cambridge.” [emphasis added].
We have already established that President Trump did not incite a riot during his human expression of ideas speech shortly before a rally at the Whitehouse. The students use a left-wing ideology to support their efforts to persuade others by pressing this trumped-up premise.
It is clear that most liberal students do not like President Trump, and it is expected for some to attack his traditionalistic political ideas. But when doing so, they promptly lose plausibility when they rely on an illogical analysis of the underlying facts to sustain the semi-drastic measures they want to be implemented.
Apart from Trump, what do aides or supporters have to do with the alleged incitement of a violent attempt to overthrow the U.S. Government? Nothing, of course.
The whole idea is a joke, propelled by college kids having nothing better to do.