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    3/25/2010 10:34:31 AM Posted by Cheri Cerame

    Winner receives free tuition to Young America’s Foundation’s 2010 National Conservative Student Conference —a $2,000 value! 

    Challenge your campus Left with a petition to “redistribute” their personal grade point averages! 

    Your liberal classmates believe it is moral to confiscate money from hard-working Americans and entrepreneurs and give it to those who didn’t earn it, yet what will they say when you ask them to apply that same philosophy to their grade point averages? 

    Young America’s Foundation invites you to film your fellow students’ reactions when you ask them to pledge their support to grant your school’s administration the power to redistribute grade point averages to those who are not high academic achievers 

    We have a created a “ petition ” for your group to use on tax day, April 15, to educate your peers about the immorality of socialism.

    Film students’ reactions while you ask them if they would voluntarily redistribute their grade points to a failing student and turn their A to a B or B to a C in the name of  “fairness.” The hypocrisy is obvious. Liberals embrace socialist policies when their own property is unaffected, but when socialism affects them personally, watch them become advocates of free enterprise instantaneously!

    Go ahead, watch what happens when you ask them to “spread their grades around” to lower performing students.

    Entries must be submitted to Young America's Foundation by April 20 by emailing a link to your video to Patrick Coyle at

    The creator(s) (limit of up to three students) of the best video will win FREE tuition to Young America’s Foundation’s 2010 National Conservative Student Conference in Washington, DC, August 2 to 7.

    Check out last year's winning video!

    Young America’s Foundation is a 501(C)(3) educational organization. We neither endorse nor oppose political candidates or parties. Videos that endorse or oppose political candidates or parties will be disqualified.

    Please call 800-USA-1776 if you have any questions.

    • Readers' Comments

    • I completely respect and support your efforts in this activity, but your petition has a typo in it. "Being that factors out these students’ control, such as income disparity, race, and gender, contribute to GPA levels insufficient for graduation" It appears it should be "outside of these students' control..." Keep up the good work!
      Posted by ImAnIndividual on 03/25/2010
    • Thanks for the heads up. That has been fixed.
      Posted by Patrick on 03/25/2010
    • One reason we have taxes is, in one sense, to counteract the sometimes harmful effects of free-market competition, i.e., the zero-sum game that is played out. Making money doesn't happen in a vacuum, and while the same can be said of grades in a classroom, in your traditional classroom (with many science classes being the notable exception), everyone can conceivably get an A if he or she works hard enough. The same is simply not true of earning a living (under the conservative myth of capitalism, anyone, if he or she tries hard enough can earn an "A", i.e, become a CEO and millionaire - that it can't happen and why are covered in basic economic theory) When one enters the job market, especially in today's economic climate, one is subject to market and labor forces that are very much out of one's control. You could be working two full-time jobs, both at minimum wage, with no benefits. If you conservatives had it your way, and there were no taxes to pay for, say, public schools or roads or trash collection, well, that person who works two full time jobs would simply not make enough to send a child to private school. Your question to students about redistributing their grades is unfair and misses the mark. There is a fair and honest debate to be had about taxes in regards to how much one individual or group should be expected to owe, how effective a particular tax is, etc. But to imply that an American owes nothing to society, after having enjoyed all the things that society has provided (roads, public safety, a military, public schools, unemployment benefits in times of need, a legal system that enforces contracts between private entities, which is the hallmark of any capitalist system - and patents! need I go on?), because, somehow, that individual did everything by themselves with no help from anyone ever, is disingenuous at best, and a cruel lie at worst.
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