Monday, August 28, 2017

Upon further reflection, the University of Texas has NO BUSINESS Supervising Nuclear Weapons....

"He who covers his sins will not prosper,
But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy."
Proverbs 28:13

On Friday, we discussed the University of Texas' latest scheme to help manage the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal.  We made the political observation that doing so would require the consent of Energy Secretary Rick Perry, which is ironic considering that Perry was the Governor who appointed Wallace Hall to the Board of Regents.  But, having had a few days to digest everything, we believe the Wallace Hall case encapsulates why the current leadership of the University of Texas should not be allowed anywhere near nuclear weapons.

Consider what the Wallace Hall case revealed about the university's character: Confronted with indisputable evidence that they had been running a pay-to-play admissions scam for the offspring of connected politicians (who scored a 155 on their LSAT) (and lying on their financial reports) (and creating slush funds for favored faculty), the university engaged in a cover-up the depth of which boggles the mind.  That being said, it wasn't a matter of life or death.  Ultimately, for as bad as some of the stuff Wallace Hall uncovered was, the only consequence to the university would have been embarrassment.

And if they were willing to go that far merely to avoid much further would they go if there was a serious matter of national security at stake?!?

It doesn't take a genius to predict that all sorts of global bad guys would love to infiltrate the U.S. nuclear weapons program.  Good grief, the Chinese did just that 20 years ago.  In the event that sensitive information is compromised, the most important next step is to come clean and contain the damage.  Considering their record, does anyone believe that the University of Texas will do that?!?

Also, let's not overlook the fact that Chancellor McRaven ran point on a cover-up into the deaths of two dozen Navy SEALS in his last gig.

Furthermore, are we really supposed to trust an organization that hasn't done a thing following two on-campus murders in 13 months to supervise nuclear weapons?!?

Bottom Line: Until the university undergoes the bottom to top housecleaning it so desperately needs, this is a spectacularly terrible idea.

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