We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
In addition to the Puritans Cast Out Witches in Massachusetts angle, it is not necessarily surpising that Lynn, of all places, would ban someone from a Christian college from its schools when you consider the old ditty: Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin.
You never go out, the way you came in
You ask for water, but they give you gin.
The girls say no, yet they always give in.
If you're not bad, they won’t let you in.
It’s the damnedest city I’ve ever lived in.
Lynn, Lynn, the city of sin,
You never go out, the way you came in.
Why wouldn't the City of Sin ban someone from a Christian college from its schools, one might ask? [as a joke, mind you.Yes, I know the ditty has more to do with rhyming than with truths about Lynn. Though come to think of it, there are supposed to be a lot of chop shops on the Lynnway...]
I grew up in Lynn in the 40's and 50's. It really was a great city and the schools were excellent. Interestingly there was crime and sin but it was all/mostly committed by the Mafia and the politicians. We even elected someone to the city council while they were in jail on tax evasion charges. Just close enough to Boston to easily go their for a day if you wanted to and yet it had one of the largest wooded city parks in the U.S. if you preferred that. It had awesome beaches, a good harbor and industry was booming. Seven story shoe factories, rambling incredibly large leather manufacturing facilities, GE's jet engine plant which spawned an enormous secondary industry of small machine shops and the teachers colleges were considered the best in the nation. In the 50's when California enjoyed a boom they came to Lynn to steal away the excellent teachers for their schools and the incredibly talented machinest for their burgeoning aerospace industry. Then the shoe and leather industry moved offshore. GE remained but shrank in it's importance in the jet engine business. Even the Mafia all but disappeared leaving only the political crooks to flourish and fill the vacuum. Lynn has gone downhill and is better known for it's illegal immigrant problem then it's industries. I do go back to visit but I stay in Saugus and only go into Lynn to visit the few friends and relatives who haven't fled to New Hampshire.
Different kind of problem citizens though. The Puritans wanted to practice their religion without government interference. Mexico seems to have an excess of drug lords and other miscreants as well as low skilled workers who send US dollars back home. Those are the guys Mexico wants to export (and import the US dollars).
Businesses don't pay taxes, they simply pass them on to their customers as higher prices. Henry Ford famously remarked that he didn't care how much they taxed him because he just charged the customers more.