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HYPOCRITES: Students who want to divest from U.S. should not accept federal loans

A nonbinding resolution passed Sunday by the student government representing the University of California calls on leaders of the 10-campus system to divest from the United States.

Now observers are calling on these student leaders to not accept any federal student loan aid, since they despise their country so much. How can they live with profiting from it, advancing in life because of it, if America, as the students accused, is a violator of human rights equivalent to the countries of Russia and Mexico, among others.

Writing on National Review Online, Rich Lowry points out:

Rather than thundering on about what the university should do with its investments, it is directly within the power of students who agree with the UC resolution to forgo all federal student aid, as a step toward severing their own connection to the country they find so monstrous.

It’s a sentiment echoed by many commentators. But as Lowry adds: “Moral rectitude is always much easier on someone else’s dime.”

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