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America's Colleges Are Liberal Think Tanks. Be Thankful for Conservative Students.

John Washington · Oct. 22, 2015

There is no secret how liberal this country’s college campuses have become. They are more of an institution for indoctrination of political and social views than a place of education. There are professors that are more worried about twisting vulnerable kid’s minds into a liberal think tank, than teaching them what really matters. Recently, a 22 year old college student wanted to start a conservative group at her community college, but was told no by her college.

This girl, Moriah DeMartino, went to a Young Latino Leadership Summit, and wanted to put conservative ideas that she learned into action. She filled out the necessary paperwork and submitted it to her school. DeMartino received a reply from the Student Activities Coordinator that stated they could start a Republican Club, but not a Turning Point USA Club. Turning Point USA is an organization that touts fiscal responsibility, less government and free market. This is a group that understands the importance of conservatism in this country. However, the almighty activities coordinator did not think this was a good idea and her reason was terrible.

The coordinator stated that Turning Point USA was out of the question, but a Republican group could be organized, only if a Democrat group was formed as well. First of all, I fail to see the difference. In the recent past, Democrats and Republicans have been no different. If you don’t believe me, just look at the Republican landslide victories in 2010 and 2014. Yet, we have not seen one thing change. Planned Parenthood funded, debt ceiling raised over and over, and the military funds being hacked to pieces. The list goes on.

Secondly, if a Republican club is started, then why must a Democrat club be started as well? It must be for “fairness” and “equality.” Such cool, trendy catch words the left loves. The liberals act as if everything in life must be fair and equal. If you truly believe that all must be fair as well as equal, you are a blithering idiot. It is not up to anyone else to make sure your own playing field is equal with everyone else. That is your own personal responsibility. If you are a liberal, I know I just blew your mind with that crazy, radical, logical thinking, but yes, it is true. I am sorry this is how you found out that the government is not responsible for your personal success and achievements. The same rule applies here. If DeMartino wants to have a conservative club and is granted one, then it is up to a left-winger to do the footwork and organize their own. It is not up to the school to protect liberals because conservatives are making a movement. The liberal needs to get off their tail, and make something happen, but what am I thinking? They probably feel as entitled to an already made club like it is a government run welfare program, anyway.

Third, this is censoring conservatives. DeMartino goes to a college that is publicly funded and is not allowed to start a group with a certain name because that name is synonymous with small government, being smart with money and free market. This is a violation of her First Amendment rights. She pays a tuition, the public subsidizes through taxpayer money and yet, she is being silenced. This is the dumpster fire disgrace our colleges and universities have become.

Look, I get it if you are a liberal and believe the junk that is liberalism. It is not very smart, though. In fact, you are downright ignorant if you are a minion and refuse to see the damage that is being done to this country and certain individuals. However, we are in America, and that is your right to do. On the flip side, it is DeMartino’s right to form this club under whatever name she desires and operate it as such, as long as no laws are being broken. That pesky First Amendment allows that.

The treatment of this young lady is also another example of the left’s hypocrisy. She is a Latino woman. The democrats love Latinos and women when they play their tired, boring game of identity politics. However, in this case, she is the enemy because she is a conservative. This means that she is a problem to their agenda. Now her ethnicity and gender no longer matter because of her political views. See that, everyone? Read closely, now. Political views trump a person’s ethnicity and gender. What I am saying is the left really does not care about the person. This is how much they really care about minorities and women. The left only cares about you if you are a vote for them. Otherwise, you are useless and they showed it in this case.

Imagine there was a liberal who wanted to make a “Progressive, Birkenstock-wearing, Honda Fit-driving, granola-munching, rainbow flag-flying, short jort (short jean shorts)-wearing Club.” Do you think they wound have said, “Not unless you have a ‘Conservative, hunting boot-wearing, F-350 diesel-driving, meat-eating, Gadsden flag-flying, camouflage-wearing Club’”? I highly doubt it. This is the left’s well known and well ignored hypocrisy. It is only “fair” when the left is getting what they want.

The left is fully engaged in censoring those who oppose their ideological agenda. Turning Point USA doesn’t even get into the social issues of this society. They only laud free market, fiscal responsibility and small government. These should not even be an issue, but the left makes them issues. If these simple concepts did not expose the left for who they really are, then why even waste time fighting them? I will tell you why; because the left’s lies get brought to light. Free market works, less debt means more freedom, and most importantly, less government means more personal liberty.

Ms. DeMartino, it is good to see people your age fighting back against the liberal bias that today’s college campuses have enacted against conservatives. Keep fighting the fight. Clearly, you and your friends are much smarter than the liberal millennials, who voted for Obama. You saw their error as they have not, while living in their parent’s basement at 29 years old, and jobless. You see that small government works better than large. You also see that 18 trillion in debt is crippling, they do not. Other conservatives have your back. Continue to make the difference that will bring this country back from the damage caused by liberals and democrats.

Fight the good fight.

Take care, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.

And as Turning Point USA says, #biggovsucks.

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