Yet another national leader from Oklahoma has endorsed the Convention of States effort to rein in the out-of-control federal government.
Dr. Everett Piper is the fifth president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, established in 1909.
In his 15 years as president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Dr. Piper has become known for his defense of intellectual freedom. Piper advocates tirelessly for cultural courage grounded in the conservation of time-tested truths, and he is the 2016 recipient of the Jeane Kirkpatrick Award for Academic Freedom. His commentary on religion, education, leadership and politics is routinely featured in local and national news and talk-radio, where he persistently challenges the intolerant tolerance of today’s academic community.
Here’s what he had to say about the Convention of States Project.
"As the President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University since 2002, I have witnessed profound change in our country, and specifically in our youth. I have witnessed the effects of an overbearing federal government, trying to tell us what to do in every area.
I’ve witnessed the increasing intrusion of government into church. I’ve seen persecution increase, and literally prosecutions of people for exercising their Christian beliefs. I’ve witnessed the public vilification and online mob violence against those who simply practice their Christian faith. And I am witnessing, to my dismay, the unyielding fundamentalism and violence of the radical left, which seeks to impose its beliefs and preferences on all of American society. I believe that these trends must reverse or we will lose our nation. And I believe that one of the important ways to return our country to self-governance under God is to call a Convention of States, and propose amendments to return the power back to the people, at home in their states. Self-Governance must be restored in America, and that’s why I am honored to endorse the Convention of States Project, led by former Sen. Tom Coburn and Mark Meckler."
Dr. Piper is the author of Why I Am A Liberal, and Other Conservative Ideas and the viral op-ed, “This is Not a Daycare, It’s a University”. His newest book on safe spaces and trigger warnings is the best-selling Not a Daycare: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth. Piper has been featured on variety of media outlets including FOX News, FOX and Friends, FOX Business Channel, the Glenn Beck Show, The Factor with Bill O’Reilly, NRA TV, the Dana Loesch Show, The Adam Carolla Show, and the 700 Club with Pat Robertson. He has also been a guest on dozens of talk-radio programs from coast to coast.
A native of Hillsdale, Michigan, Dr. Piper grew up in a family that valued hard work, a mindset he carried with him as he moved from industry into pursuing a college degree. Dr. Piper attended Spring Arbor University for his undergraduate education, earned his M.A. from Bowling Green State University, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.
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