Nashville’s Belmont University is a school you’ve probably never heard of and probably never need to but they may typify how ‘Christian’ higher education goes these days.
Their mission statement is:
Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.
Well, that generic statement sounds good but you’ve got to realize that it was Belmont that last year fired their women’s soccer coach for being gay. So much for diversity and compassion.
Having a lesbian working with the kids doesn’t fit with Belmont’s mission but hiring a criminal to head their start up law school seems just fine and dandy. Alberto Gonzales has been named Doyle Rogers Distinguished Chair of Law, named in honor of an attorney whose career reflects accomplishments to which all lawyers aspire.
So if Belmont’s law students aspire to be like Alberto they would want to have some accomplishments like …
Lying Under Oath. Purging Prosecutors, Misusing the Patriot Act’s National Security Letters, Authorizing Illegal NSA Domestic Surveillance, Enabling John Yoo and Unchecked Presidential War Powers, Rendering the Geneva Conventions “Quaint,” Supporting Military Commissions and the End of Habeas Corpus, Blessing Unprecedented Expansion of Presidential Signing Statements, Facilitating a CIA Leak Cover-Up and Gutting Minority Voting Rights.
Rumor has it that the Gonzales class on the constitution will only require the students to memorize a paraphrased for ‘Christian’ sensibilities Bush remark … “It’s just a gosh darn piece of paper.” His lectures on the extrajudicial assassination of Americans will come straight from his heart.
Perhaps when Eric Holder leaves the Obama administration he can join Gonzales on the Belmont faculty and the law school grads can really get on the fast and furious track to government jobs with non-partisan criminality.
Actually the Alberto law students may make good criminal defense lawyers. Learning from the master who helped keep Bush, Cheney and gang out of prison for treason, war crimes and murder of Americans in the 9/11 false flag should be beneficial.
Maybe Alberto can take his class on a field trip there as an example of how with the right lawyers and money and pull a scam can be run for decades. Creating victims and enemies, especially imagined ones, can be a financially rewarding career. Alberto should know.