Texas Aggie Conservatives file petition claiming liberal bias
A legendary actor has a lot of people in Aggie Nation scratching their heads after comments he made at a recent school event.
To celebrate Martin Luther King Day, Texas A&M invited Danny Glover to speak at an event last week. What they got was more than they bargained for.
“I don’t know if people know the genesis of the right to bear arms,” Glover said. “The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect, to protect themselves from slave revolts and from uprisings from Native Americans.”
Glover also questioned whether or not the country is any more progressive than it was years ago.
“We continue to be a racist society in 2013. How have we changed our souls,” Glover asked.
Texas Aggie Conservatives Chairman Eric Schroeder says that people in the audience couldn't believe his ears.
“They’re just totally outrageous and false,” Schroeder told KTRH about Glover’s Second Amendment comments. “We know that’s not the origin of the Second Amendment. We know it’s to protect the people from the government.”
So the group has filed a petition against what they are calling liberal bias. The group tells KTRH they plan to invite a speaker to give the conservative view of the Second Amendment, and among the names mentioned there are Ted Nugent and Chuck Norris.
This is also not the first time the group has taken on the school over liberal bias.
Schroeder said, “We settled a lawsuit with Texas A&M regarding funding bias and what student organizations were ineligible for funding. Up until we settled, Christian and political organizations were not eligible for funding. All other organizations were.”