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I guess we are suppose to discuss our politics in this forum.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">In February, the campus group handed out a flier that exhorted members of the college community to "End Liberal Indoctrination on Campus." A faculty member renounced it as "harassment" and demanded that the group either be denied funding or shut down.</td>
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<a href="http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38869" target="_blank">speechcode.</a><br><br>
Has anyone read this article. I think colleges work hard at squashing conservatism. Any thoughts on this?
 

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So . . since this is Activism, liberals will be allowed to come into this thread and flame as they see fit, unless there will be a change in the rules? Maybe we need this to be a "Call to Action" type thread if we want it to be supportive?<br><br>
Just brainstorming.<br><br>
Anyway, I have found that certain colleges do ascribe to the "Conservatism=Hate" mentality and try to squash conservative speech whereve it is found. Luckily, we have groups like the Leadership Institute around to train conservative college kids to use the legal system and the media to fight that kind of thought control. I got involved with them in college and today I work in politics in DC. I think it's important to support groups like LI financially and with word-of-mouth advertising. Also, there are several unabashedly conservative colleges that are turning out leaders -- Hillsdale, Patrick Henry U, Grove City College, and St. Thomas Aquinas, to name a few. We've hired several kids from these schools for internships and summer jobs lately and they are not only extremely well-educated, but have a firm foundation in their beliefs. These kids will rock the world someday.
 

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I don't go in and flame or bash on liberal support threads, & really enjoy reading other conservative's posts- I'm sorry the thread was closed in FYT. I have to respect the moderator's decisions though, even if I don't understand. I think a "call to action" or something similar would be great... not that debate, true debate isn't good, but it's also good to have supportive threads... sorry- rambling! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br><br>
HoneymoonBaby- ITA- glad you're seeing some great kids coming out of colleges today! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbsup">
 

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Being an English major I definitely was in the political minority in my little area of the college. And I had a couple of poli. sci. profs who really unabashedly tried to shove liberal philosophy down their students' throats. But the friends I had who were science/pre-med majors felt like that sector of the college was actually right leaning.<br><br>
Other than one really obnoxious prof. I didn't have any problems with the politics. I think I felt pretty comfortable with who I was at that point because I was raised by very politically active parents. Most of my friends in college were liberal leaning and I learned a lot from them. I'd like to think they learned a few things from me as well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Switching topics, obviously I'm not happy about the FYT thread being pulled. I truly hope that the threads that are obviously conservatives supporting other conservatives here will stay civil. And I hope those who are passionate posters on the other side will allow us a bit of space to create a niche here.
 

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A couple of points: It is never okay to flame at MDC. If anyone does I hope you will report it to a moderator or administrator.<br><br>
Fianna... It is interesting reading your breakdown of the politics of different branches of your university. I was a theater major, so it was almost 100% liberal. There was one guy though, who was an ardent Reaganite and he simply loved to goad the rest of us. He would say almost anything to push our buttons. By coincidence he and I both relocated to Hawai'i all these years later. We are great friends, he is my daughters calabash uncle, he stays here weekends often. It's great. The best part is we can laugh about how diametrically opposed we were back then, how we would both say inflamitory things to each other constantly and didn't get along very well... but now we have both drifted a little closer to center. We agree on a lot of things and have great discussions about the things we disagree about.
 

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Kama, that's pretty cool that you and your friend are able to look back on the "good ole' days" and laugh. Actually after I made my previous post I was thinking about one of my best friends in college who was actually WAY far more right than I was. We probably had more passionate arguments than I ever did with my leftie friends. And most of my close English major friends were also very involved in theatre.<br><br>
BTW, and totally OT, I LOVE Hawaii! You are SO lucky! I've been there twice and actually searched the job listings at the little college on Kauai when I was there for my honeymoon. Dh would love to teach his classes in flip-flops and shorts! My sister when to UH and adored her poli. sci. profs. She went on a trip to Russia with her class and actually still keeps in touch with her favorite prof, I believe--and she's been out of college for quite some time!
 

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My friend and I have some great tongue in cheek discussions. Before our last gubernatorial election (in which we voted in a Republican for what may be the first time in stste history... and she got my vote) I wanted to know what he thought of her since he lives on Maui and she had been the mayor there for a number of years.<br>
Me "So, can I trust this dame or is she gonna chop off the tops of the mountains to build country clubs and plunder the jungle to build golf courses like all you Reblicans want to do all the time?"<br>
He "Naaaahh... she very good on the environment. Two, maybe three mountaintop country clubs, tops!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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We took the political threads out of FYT since neither side can stop making comments about the other.<br><br>
We can discuss party threads in a new thread but this one is for Conservatives and not that discussion.
 

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Who is Kerry going to go for now? How about Gore???.... :LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/06/11/kerry.mccain.ap/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/....ap/index.html</a>
 

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I would like to take a quick moment to apologize to all of the conservative parents on this board for my vent a few days ago, that probably had something to do with the decision to pull our FYT thread. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug"><br>
I would also like to formally invite ALL conservative minded members here who are lurking and are hesitant to post, to join us. You are welcome and appreciated. Post and be heard. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I think that means you belong *here.* <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Good questions goodcents!<br><br>
Any replies?
 

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Well, I replied to goodcent's question when it was it's own thread, but my reply and goodcents question got moved here by someone! I will not debate here. I will boycott debate on a support thread. We have a right to have a non-debate support thread if other groups can have support threads. We need a place free from debate!<br><br>
TiredX2, Goodcents - why are you trying to FORCE debate here? Start a thread about your topic and if conseratives want to reply there, then we will.
 

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Oh, c'mon if I didn't have good support while breastfeeding my boobs would be dragging on the floor.<br><br>
But to the point I am fiscally conservative. Both politically and personally (the type who pays her credit card every month and has a credit rating in the high 700's)<br><br>
I'm not so sure that we should have the tax cut in time of war. Why should our millitary be the only ones making sacrifices for the war effort?<br><br>
I also am concerned about spending (some of the farm bills and no child left behind for starters not to mention unbridled millitary spending but keeping millitary pay so low that our millitary qualify for food stamps for goodness' sake)<br><br>
I don't want to shove my debt upon my children's generation (and I'm eclectic and do believe the government has some interest in investing in the future with health care for children and pregnant/nursing women and education.)<br><br>
Oh, I'll yammer on and on about fiscal conservativism if anyone else is interested.<br><br>
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DB---<br><br>
I could probaly have just written your last post. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> Maybe we do have more in common than one would think <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br><br><br>
I think in an ideal world there would only *need* to be welfare for the mentally ill (others would have other safety nets available).<br><br>
My social beliefs are very impt to me, though, so I generally consider myself a liberal. In addition, I feel very strongly that the Republican party has very much lost the ability to consider itself fiscally conservative.
 
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