Perhaps because so many young people now call me "Professor" instead of "General," I have a personal prejudice in favor of keeping our institutions of high education both well funded and independent. I teach at two excellent law schools and see in my classrooms the benefit of clashing ideologies and robust debate. As the son of immigrants who never finished high school, I know what state-funded higher education can do to improve the economic opportunities for well-educated students. Three cheers for Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear. He "gets it" and deserves everyone's support.