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A group of college interns decided to petition their bosses to request more “leeway” with the strict dress code at the office. After all, it’s something they’ve learned in their special snowflake environment, where every impassioned plea receives what it demands like Pavlov’s dog.

But unlike the university that kowtows to each demand, every intern that signed the petition was asked to turn in their IDs, gather their belongings, and leave the premises immediately.

That moment began the necessary, yet oftentimes bumpy, transition into the real world.

As PJ Media reported, one of the distraught interns anonymously sought out an advice columnist to ask how he might get the company to reconsider its decision. However, the columnist wasn’t sympathetic and informed him that bullying someone to get something you don’t deserve has no place in a professional working environment — and certainly not from interns!

Blinded by their own zeal for fairness, the interns made an even worse mistake. See, they didn’t think it was fair that one of the paid employees was allowed to walk around in footwear that went against the stated dress code while everyone else had to comply. Unfortunately, there was a very important reason why this allowance was made:

We were shocked. The proposal was written professionally like examples I have learned about in school, and our arguments were thought out and well-reasoned. We weren’t even given a chance to discuss it. The worst part is that just before the meeting ended, one of the managers told us that the worker who was allowed to disobey the dress code was a former soldier who lost her leg and was therefore given permission to wear whatever kind of shoes she could walk in. You can’t even tell, and if we had known about this we would have factored it into our argument.

What else is there to say? What more proof is needed to show that progressivism and never hearing the word “no” has ruined an entire generation?

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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