Hofstra University – Dr. Stacki
I took the American School with Dr. Stacki. I was responsible for doing a presentation on the topic of school choice and she gave me a couple articles to read to get me started. I’m going through them now and was shocked to see one that blatantly compared conservatives to the KKK. The article states “Conservatives introduced state laws designed to outlaw Catholic schools, Hebrew schools, and German schools organized by the many immigrant families trying to hold on to their heritage on these shores.” The article then states, “The Ku Klux Klan was a major advocate of these mandatory public school attendance laws.”
Central Michigan University – Student Body
Our school newspaper is notoriously liberal, although only conservative students are the ones to notice. Anytime the College Republicans do something or have an event, our newspaper fails to cover it, or they misquote us. For example, every year on 9/11 we place an American Flag for every person who died in the terrorist attacks. We contacted the school newspaper and gave them a press release and asked them to publish it in the newspaper. Weeks passed and it never got published. They finally replied by saying “your story just isn’t a priority”. Fast forward to next semester and they publish an article slamming the College Republicans for not doing anything on campus. The article stated that the only reason they are a liberal newspaper is simply because the other side never shares their opinion. The worst part was that the student body didn’t hear our side of the story so they believed the newspaper. Our twittered was blowing up with negative comments from all these students because “we don’t do anything”…
Central Michigan University -Prof. Stewart
My prof. is a very opinionated liberal. I have no problem with this because we all have our opinions and freedom of speech. However, any video he has ever shown in class has only knocked down the Republican party. He consistently calls out conservative students. Today he fought all the conservative students on the voter ID debate. He told the class that the Republican party is for voter IDs because they want to confine who can vote and that voter fraud doesn’t exist. He finished the class by showing a movie that talked of the corruption of the Republican party and the corruption of all the groups the Republican party touches. Including, wait for it…The College Republicans Organization…
Hollins University – Student Body
This November, Kate Obenshain will be coming to Hollins to speak about the Obama Administration. A vocal group of students is now protesting Ms. Obenshain’s speaking: they have circulated a petition asserting that allowing her to appear on campus would cause harm and “ruin the Hollins community” because they deem remarks she has made in the past amount to hate speech. Not only that, they have now gone as far as taking their petition to the school lawyers arguing Ms. Obenshain speaking goes against Title IX. As a Republican on the Hollins campus, I have been struck by the unfortunate degree to which dialogue on issues which matter to me has been strangled. Kate Obenshain is the first openly Republican person to speak on campus in seventeen years, and while the beliefs that she speaks of are different than the beliefs of those who would muzzle her, her s peaking on campus will not “ruin the Hollins community.” I believe very deeply that what ruins a community is the censorship of ideas, and the tyranny of ideological gangs whose primary aim is to silence other merely because they hold differing views.Republicans on the Hollins campus are routinely and unfairly attacked for our beliefs, to the degree that many are scared to even speak up about their beliefs in class, or in general conversation. I myself have been attacked by both students and, sadly to note, by professors; I have been called a racist, accused of being “anti-women”, and generally denigrated because I am a Republican. A community is ruined when its members are prevented from hearing opinions that a militant few do not agree with, and when those members of the community who do not agree with the majority’s beliefs are ostracized.
Miami University – Professor Chris Kelley
I took a Mass Media & Modern Politics course last year with Chris Kelley and he constantly said absurd things about Republicans. He often made the claim that there was no liberal bias in the media and claimed it was invented by Conservatives to make them feel better about their unpopularity in society. I was active in the College Republicans chapter on our campus and he knew this. I would often offer my opinion on whatever topic we were discussing and he would roll his eyes constantly and sometimes even refuse to call on me. However, he made sure to call on the College Democrats President, who also happened to be in my class, every chance he had. I earned an A on every exam in that course, but a C- for my participation grade & it was worth it. God Bless Elephants.
Wellesley College – Professor K
Sitting in a biology seminar on public writing, students were asked to write Op-ed pieces on topics related to the environment or to ecology. All students took a liberal point of view. In order to critique the writing, the Professor asked us to think in a “big business, Conservative” mindset in order to play devil’s advocate, which led to students joking about putting on their “Republican hats” and smirking at how ridiculous it must be to think like a Republican. I made comments in support of large corporations (i.e. you cannot point-blank shut down an entire pesticide corporation based on data that may or may not point back to pesticides as the negative stimulus to this issue) and was looked at with curious eyes from my peers-they never guessed anyone at the school could hold conservative ideals.
Iowa State University – Guest Speaker
Education is mostly made up of liberal teachers, so being in the teacher ed. program is tough. I have to take this mandatory orientation to the major class. We have speakers almost every week preparing us for the professional teaching world. One lady came in and spoke about diversity. There is nothing wrong with diversity. I believe in respecting one another, of course. BUT, she showed us a disturbing video as part of her presentation. It had two representatives in the education world, one liberal and one conservative. The argument was gender identity in the classroom. Keep in mind this is elementary we are talking about here. The speaker ever so obviously sided with the liberal point of view in that gender identity expression should be taught in the classroom by the teacher. One of the disturbing examples the conservative pointed out was that a teacher was t elling her 5 and 6 year olds that it’s ok for boys to wear nail polish. That is just plain extreme. Not only is it encouraging and exposing these poor children at a young age, but this is just out of their place. Respect should be taught in classrooms, NOT this.
Chatham University – Professor Gray
At Chatham, we have to take mandatory mission classes (2 Environmental, 2 Global and 2 Women’s centered classes). I took Ethics and Women’s Issues with Dr. Gray and before every class, we would have to read articles to discuss. After reading countless liberal-biased articles all semester, one article clearly stated “Conservatives are responsible for oppression to women.” When I politely brought up in discussion that the statement is false (using strong right wing women politicians as examples to counter the claim) I was immediately ambushed by many students arguing “right wing politics is, in fact, oppression to women” very rudely. Dr. Gray then proceeded to add his own view point bringing up the “debilitating pay wage gap” I had given my respect and kept my mouth shut all semester long listening to their crazy “women are oppressed”, “women are victims” claim s. I have a duty to speak up (politely, yet firmly), because my right wing views need to be heard, even when i am the only conservative in the room.
CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY
A liberal student in my class tried to say that no one in the US is willing to sacrifice their lives for their country. She said the real reason people join the military is to pay for college.
Northeastern University – Professor Richard Swasey
In 2012 I took Intro to Finance with Richard Swasey. One day in discussion about the national debt, he says “the only way to fix this country’s national debt is to raise taxes.” I raised my hand and asked about cutting spending, and he looked at me like I had a second head. Throughout the remaining semester I made a point of making conservative remarks in class every day about the economy, while the rest of the class didn’t even participate. He ended up giving me an awful participation grade, resulting in a C for the course.