People, no matter how young or old they might be should never put their name to something in any form without knowing exactly what that thing is about.
Give you an example. Many years ago I was helping my grandmother drop something off at a community recycling event that was being sponsored by several civic organizations in her area. We pull into the parking lot where the event was held and the first person that greeted her was someone from her church.
She had a petition in her hand that my grandmother signed without even really looking at it and she said to her friend that I would sign it as well. I did but not before I read the text included in the petition because you never want to put your name to anything without being informed about it.
Liberals tend to have the reverse of this problem. They will put their name to anything that they can think of when it comes to protesting without being informed in the slightest about it.
I once saw a short documentary several years ago filmed at one of the Occupy Philadelphia encampments where the film maker was asking people one simple question…why were they there? There was a shocking number of people who simply could not answer the question.
H/T Daily Wire:
In another revealing man-on-the-street video by Campus Reform, students who back a petition demanding the removal of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s name from a campus building are asked to explain why they so passionately support the effort. “I don’t know” becomes a familiar refrain.
In October, students at the Savannah College of Art and Design launched a petition calling for the removal of the name of “anti-woman” Justice Thomas, a native of Savannah who happens to be a conservative, from one of the campus buildings.
Campus Reform notes that the petition has managed to rack up over 2,000 signatures from students and community members.
In a video posted Monday, Campus Reform media director Cabot Phillips visits the Georgia school to find out why students are so enthused about erasing Justice Thomas’s existence on the campus. The same students who are all in for signing the petition also admit that they actually don’t know much, if anything, about the justice.
Nonetheless, that doesn’t stop one student from comparing him to “Hitler.”
“I honestly think he should be removed,” says one guy wearing a red bandana. “We should probably just take his name off of the building. It’s not that big of a deal,” says a girl with purple hair. “I agree that it should get removed,” says a girl in a black sweatshirt. “I agree. I don’t think he represents the student body,” says a guy in a Saints hat.
But when Phillips asks the students to explain why they support the petition, the answers get a bit less assertive.
“I don’t know, um,” says the bandana guy. “Hm. Do you mind if I get back to you?”
“Hm,” says one girl in a jean jacket, who then puts her arms out in surrender.