The same student council that made headlines last year for supporting a ban on same-sex marriage is now conflicted over whether to sponsor a punk rock show at American River College.
Former student council member Chuck Stevens has been working for a year and a half on a vision: A punk show on the community college campus that would raise tens of thousands of dollars for scholarships and textbooks. He's hoping to book some big-name bands – including one called Flogging Molly.
"The bands I've mentioned will bring in a large revenue for us," Stevens said. "In budget crisis time, this is a perfect event for us to be having."
Student council member Viktor Choban thinks Stevens' plan will waste the student association's money and promote immoral behavior.
"In terms of business, it's not responsible," Choban said. "Plus, on top of that, I don't like the band. They curse, they swear, they drink on the stage. They're fine with drugs."
Up to a point, I can sympathize with Mr. Choban's opinion. If any student government money will be used for this concert, then it's reasonable to want the concert to reflect favorably on the school and the student body. Of course, reasonable people could disagree about what reflects favorably or unfavorably on the school, and that discussion is fine. But young Mr. Choban shows that he's not really interested in that discussion, but in something a bit more specific:
Choban said if there's going to be a show, he wants a Christian band.
"We need our students and young people of America to learn to be polite gentlemen," he said.
Mr. Choban is doing here something that's typically leftie--he's trying to impose his own values on everyone else. I call out the lefties when they do it, and I'm going to call out this kid when he does it.
Where are the adults at that school, to show this young man what's appropriate and what's not?