Several former and current officers of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) are sounding the alarm about the “woke” ideology that has infiltrated the academy and is affecting their education.
One An anonymous midshipman told Fox News Digital unfortunately, the academy is politicized and the situation is only getting “worse”. “We seem to be the last frontier of an awakened ideology,” he said.
Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts blasted Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on “Fox & Friends” Sunday for his leadership of the academy, saying Buttigieg is “the secretary of the wake.”
The USMMA is under the Department of Transportation and cultivates leaders who are “inspired to serve the national security, maritime transportation, and economic needs of the United States,” according to its website.
Roberts says Buttigieg is under a lot of pressure because of his “political ineptitude,” but is confident the USMMA’s direction will change for the better.
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“It’s very important to get to the bottom of the decision to put more political pressure on the Merchant Marine Academy for waking up. I think we should have a lot of optimism that we can change that direction. Ultimately. However, this is a very common problem. As you know, we want our children and grandchildren to visit We need to think about other institutions as well,” he told host Pete Hegset.
In a statement, USMMA said it is “proud to build a campus that reflects our nation’s values of excellence, service and respect and provides mutual respect for all.”
Roberts said the statement raised “huge” red flags. When you see phrases like “mutual respect for all” or multiculturalism, those are big red flags where the transportation secretary, the head of that academy, has painted the icons of the regime, the rainbow flag, and all that LGBTQ nonsense. “, he explained.
“It means we are no longer focused on excellence. We have put vigilance above vigilance and that is how we must fight.”
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The president of the Heritage Foundation recommended several colleges for young adults who did not want a “woke” education. Rounding out the top five are Grove City College, Hillsdale College, St. John’s University, University of Dallas and Wyoming Catholic College.
“I would refer everyone to the website of our friends at the American Board of Trustees and Alumni, which every year they look at all the campuses, all the colleges in the country, and they rate them based on how they teach civics. , American history and American values. And there are a couple [of] there are dozens of schools on this list, some of which are very popular, like Baylor in Texas,” he added.
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Roberts said he called on Americans to “reject the institutions that have abandoned America.” “Let’s go to places like Hillsdale, Dallas, Wyoming, Catholic College, where I’ve had the privilege of serving as president. And let’s build them up and expand the list. If we do that, we’ll grow. Wake up from this apathy and 10 to 20 years from now and understand that we have taken back this great republic.”
Fox News’ John Brown contributed to this report