The left has done a great job of infiltrating almost every aspect of student life. A college campus is the guillotine to many conservative students’ ideology, as the pressure and need to conform is overwhelming. Steadfast conservatives are now the new counter-culture on campus.
One of the lesser known aspect of conservatives on campus is that their student appeal is growing every day. Leftism is so popular and common on campus, that it is now the status quo. The new establishment is not right-wing, but left-wing professors and administrators. A system that censors potentially offensive words, adopts explicitly leftist policy, and cuts funding to legitimate conservative groups is more closely related to a facist gestapo rather than a welcoming campus. Politically Correct culture is reaching its peak, both in society and on campus, which means the valley is soon approaching. If conservatives have any say in this, the valley is going to be a free-fall.
From chalking, rallies, and activism, conservatives are opening eyes and getting behind principles that are appealing to students who feel overwhelmed by the left. The homogenous and static education system available on campus is killing critical thinking by stopping any type of objectivism, and conservatives are growing in numbers. Gallup Polls, a nationally accredited and relatively unbiased polling organization has analyzed students ideology on campus. The polls show that 78% of students believe colleges should strive to create open learning environments that expose students to all types of viewpoints, even if it means allowing speech that is offensive towards certain groups of people. This poll is just a numerical description of the greater trend happening on campus. The conservatives are coming, and the left is neither ready nor prepared for the title wave headed their way. Censorship has reached an all-time high, and students are fighting back with attorneys and the Constitution.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. – Theodore Roosevelt
If a majority of students support openness in an environment that is extremely restrictive and controlling, then that means they are already taking steps toward the conservative side.
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