bdog wrote:I think it's harmful to college kids in general. Why is there a seat on the board for someone in college? They're obviously going to be taken advantage of. I don't believe it.
The real harm is to all of us. It's this continuing use of strawmen that is dividing us more and more. And yes, both sides do it.
Okay, now that I've re-read your post, I think I have a better handle of what has offended you. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I'm not trying to create a strawman or a hyperbole, I'm really trying to paraphrase what I think is your complaint.
Putting college students on a board of regents is putting them in harm's way because the other board members are just going to take advantage of them, and calling someone who is in college a "college kid" implies they are weak, so Erpenbach has harmed Joshua Inglett and college students in general because he said "This is a college kid versus a guy who's talking about running for president." And straw men are bad.
I'm not sure what it is you don't believe. I guess that can wait for another time.