What has happened to the American spirit? We've gone from "Give me liberty, or give me death!" to "Take care of me, please." Our colleges were once bastions of free speech; now they're bastions of speech codes. Our culture once rewarded independence; now it rewards victimhood. Parents once taught their kids how to fend for themselves; now, any parent who tries may get a visit from the police.
In Not a Day Care, Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University and author of the viral essay, "This Is Not a Day Care. It's a University!," takes a hard look at what's happening around the country--including the demand for "safe spaces" and trigger warnings at universities like Yale, Brandeis, and Oberlin--and digs in his heels against the sad and dangerous infantilization of the American spirit.
Dr. Everett Piper is the fifth president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, established in 1909. 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”. He also regularly speaks on the radio and writes for a number of publications. A native of Hillsdale, Michigan, Dr. Piper actively participates in the Bartlesville community and the Wesleyan church, and serves on a variety of councils relating to Christian leadership and thought, and public policy. Dr. Piper received a B.A. from Spring Arbor University, a M.A. from Bowling Green State University, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. His work has been featured in Chuck Colson’s Breakpoint Magazine, the Blaze, FoxNews, Tulsa World, Oklahoman and more. Dr. Piper is also a regular guest on the Pat Campbell Show, shares weekly on the Sam Sorbo Show and has appeared multiple times on the Mark Halvorsen Show and Wallbuilders. Most recently, he was interviewed on Fox News’s O’Reilly Factor and Fox & Friends.