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Professor Fired For Forcing Students To Sign Pledge To Vote For Obama

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Right-leaning college students are already challenged to fend off the strong, all-eyes-on-me opinions of the overwhelming representation of lefty professors in American universities, so when Sharon Sweet of Brevard Community College forced her students to sign a pledge to vote for President Obama and “Democrats up and down the ticket,” she crossed a line that was already a little fuzzy to begin with. And in a highly populated swing state like Florida, votes matter.

Campus Reform posted an exposé back in September revealing Sweet’s demand that her students support her political affiliation. Thankfully, the university was receptive of the report. Yesterday, after due process ran its course, BCC President Dr. Jim Richley called for her termination.

BCC President’s Dr. Jim Richley’s recommendation to the school’s Board of Trustees, follows an internal investigation released by the school, which confirmed a Campus Reform report that Professor Sharon Sweet had required her students to sign a pledge to support both President Obama and Democrats.

“The investigation found that Professor Sweet strongly encouraged or mandated that students from several classes sign a pledge card that stated, ‘I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket,’” the report released by BCC stated.

What a bitch. To make this asinine display of leadership even more deplorable, it turns out Sweet implemented deceptive tactics to gain the signatures — basically tricking them into signing the pledge.

The BCC investigation also found that Sweet had employed deceptive practices in order to obtain the pledges.

“She also misrepresented her intentions to multiple students, indicating at various times that she was conducting voter registration for the college, that the pledge cards were non-partisan voter registration forms, and that the pledge was a ‘statistical analysis,’ it added.

Again, what a bitch.

Has Sharon Sweet realized that some bullshit pledge written by a community college professor is not in any way binding at the polls? Furthermore, the students who were duped into signing this piece of garbage didn’t even realize they promised to vote for Obama? Dumbass.

[H/T to BamaForRomney]
[via Campus Reform]

Image via flickr


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Dillon Cheverere

Dillon Cheverere (@DCheverere) is the Vice President of Media for Grandex, Inc. Email:

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