by Joseph Scodney
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is apparently becoming less of a measure of aptitude and more of a measure of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic background. We are living in the age of “Everyone gets a trophy,” because God forbid, anyone gets upset if they’re told they are not good enough. Just last week the president announced his new immigration policy that would be based on merit. This was our wonderful Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi‘s response:
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines merit as “character or conduct deserving reward, honor, or esteem.” Madam Speaker, with all due respect, persons who are seeking to reunify themselves with family members are not automatically deserving of reward, honor, or esteem. These things come with hard work that results in the improvement of oneself and their overall value to society. If you believe in an immigration system not based on merit then say it. Stop trying to twist words and their meanings to your benefit. It is not to your benefit. Frankly it just makes you look stupid.
You see, Nancy Pelosi could be a spokesperson for the “Everyone gets a trophy” era. In her eyes, even criminals are of merit. She does not distinguish between one deserving of reward and one not deserving of reward when it comes to immigration. Like Pelosi, who was just awarded the JFK Profiles in Courage Award, the College Board doesn’t believe in merit much either these days. They don’t plan on allowing the universities that teenagers apply to, the opportunity of deciding on merit. No. They want to do that all on their own. Their job is to measure academic readiness for college through scholastic aptitude. Instead they want our universities to accept students unworthy of performing at the highest levels. Who suffers? All students as a whole suffer, because professors will have to begin dumbing down their teaching. Thus the nation as a whole, will continue to become more stupid as time goes on. We are witnessing the beginning of the end, as our republic continues to find ways of denigrating itself more and more with each passing day. Congratulations to us!!!