A few questions for a few UK students
We have a few questions we'd like to ask the University of Kentucky students who protested the naming of the new basketball dormitory, to be paid for fully with private donations, the Wildcat Coal Lodge.
How many of you pay your own electricity bills as opposed to having mommy and daddy foot your room and board expenses?
Are any of you actually from Kentucky's coal counties, or the coal counties in neighboring states?
Do any of you have anyone in your family who is employed by the coal industry or its related businesses?
Do any of you have family or friends who are from the communities that rely on coal money for a large percentage of their economic activity, such as retail sales?
If so, then you have skin in the game (to quote your beloved president, Barack Hussein Obama) and you have standing to criticize the decision because you have a personal stake in the future of the coal industry. You are the ones who will be paying higher prices for electricity and you are the ones who will see the hometowns of your relatives and friends suffer economically.
If not, then leave the discussion to the grownups and those who would be most impacted by the demise of coal mining, and go protest something like UK's ban on alcohol on school property. Your opinions would be much more relevant in that debate.