In this free, liberty-laden nation of ours, there is a very distinct reality that must be maintained and promoted:
The diversity of opinion is our greatest strength.
Many of our so-called leaders forget this. They believe that their opinion is what matters. This is the very impetus of the Team A versus Team B mentality. It’s what divides us into “conservatives” and “liberals”, when we should just be “Americans”.
Make no mistake about it; this is discrimination, plain and simple, and should be treated as such.
Unfortunately, the utter hatred for conservatives in America has now infected campus life, with an overwhelming majority of college conservatives admitting that they hide their true beliefs out of fear of being chastised by their professors.
A new poll reveals that an overwhelming majority of conservative college students self-censor in the classroom in order to protect their grades. 73 percent of students self-identified as “strong Republican” censor their beliefs in class fearing backlash from leftist professors.
According to a new poll by College Pulse, a majority of conservative students are hiding their political views in the classroom. The survey asked students to respond to the following question: “Have you ever withheld your political views in class for fear that your grades would suffer?”
73 percent of students who self-identified as “strong Republican” agreed that they censor their own political beliefs in the classroom in order to protect their grades.
It gets worse.
One student who participated in the survey said that he started censoring his conservative worldview after his friend received a poor grade on an essay that argued in favor of a border wall. “When writing papers for gen ed classes? Absolutely. I know a guy who chose to write a pro-border wall argumentative essay for our super liberal professor and the prof just wrote, ‘this whole paper is one big fallacy’ and bombed him,” one student said. “Me? I wrote about the evils of horse racing. Perfectly safe topic.”
This is just the latest example of conservatives being treated as second class citizens; something that the President himself has described as modern day “McCarthyism”.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.