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Visit Youth Truth blog at TeaPartyYouth.com
- Memo to the Right on Attracting Young Evangelical Voters
Based on student research, this article explains how to keep young evangelicals in the fold by addressing their social justice concerns. It is not a matter of pandering to them or becoming Democrats in our core beliefs; it is an exercise in effectively articulating our long-standing principles: why we emphasize economic growth, the fact that capitalism has produced more prosperity for more people than any other system, ‘a rising tide lifts all boats’, Reagan’s formulation ‘the best welfare program is a job’, the fact that private charity has proven more effective than government handouts, etc. Read the article at TPY's Youth Truth blog.
- Student Journalists Love (and Use) their First Amendment Freedom of the Press
Watch short video here.
Here’s how high schoolers in Kansas used their First Amendment freedom to force their principal to resign. Something didn’t smell right to them and they started digging…. Story at Kansas City Star
- Judge Gorsuch Supports Your Right to Burp in Class
“Two issues millennials care about that Gorsuch will affect on the Supreme Court are criminal justice reform and privacy rights — both issues where Gorsuch is much more in line with millennials than general Republican orthodoxy.”
“Millennials care about criminal justice reform because of what they see as a biased system that disproportionately imprisons more minorities for minor charges, rather than enforcing true equal treatment under the law. And on privacy rights, use of technology drives millennials' skepticism of government intrusion and surveillance.”
“In A.M. v. Holmes, Gorsuch wrote a dissenting opinion that police should not be allowed to arrest students for ‘burping in class.’”
“… young Americans should appreciate that Gorsuch will be with them on personal liberty and civil liberties….”
- Not Getting the Education You Were Promised? Start a Reading Club
“… the students were complaining about the education they were receiving. One girl said, “I thought the classes and professors would be challenging, but I’m not getting the education I was promised when I came.” The other students agreed that their classroom experiences were falling short of their expectations.”
“What struck me most was that these were Clemson students. Clemson University: a “public ivy” institution with a reputation for top faculty and student excellence in the classroom.”
“The conversation of that day embodies the great problem within higher education. In the Classical Age of learning in ancient Greece, Plato argued that true education not only conveyed to us a right knowledge but also taught us to desire those things that are right and good. By the standard of the ancients, the current state of higher education is unquestionably prostrate and lamentable.”
The fix? Start a reading club. You will be following in the footsteps of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
The Lord of the Rings or “The Cultural Significance of the Barbie Doll” – your choice.
See the complete post at Intercollegiate Studies Institute
- Bad Grade Sends Student on Ten-Year Quest to Amend the Constitution
Gregory Watson only got a C on his college paper arguing that a 200-year-old amendment was still alive and could be ratified. But he didn’t give up. He started writing lawmakers and, ten years later, the 27th Amendment became the law of the land:
No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.
People say we need a ‘living, breathing Constitution’. We have one. It’s been amended 27 times and the procedure for amending it is right there in the Constitution.
This story shows that every person in America has the power to bring about Constitutional change. Gregory Watson didn’t think the amendment process was ‘too hard’, and he was right.
The best part: his old professor later changed his grade to an A+! KUOW-FM Seattle
- TPY Congratulates Turning Point USA on String of Victories on Campus
Tea Party Youth congratulates Charlie Kirk’s Turning Point USA on persevering and prevailing in its fights to establish a presence on several campuses around the country. The group now has 350 chapters after winning lawsuits and other tussles to organize and spread its message at Creighton University, Santa Clara University, Grand Valley State, and Hagerstown Community College. These are great victories for Tea Party values – limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility – to which Turning Point USA also subscribes. Kudos and hats off! Details here.
- Millennials in PR Feel Ill-Equipped to Handle Ethical Issues
“Millennials who are pursuing careers in public relations do not feel prepared to offer advice on ethics to their companies,” the Baylor University School of Media Communications wrote recently. “If Millennials don’t feel equipped, they may be misled by their superiors or used as instruments of unethical behavior.” How will you prepare yourself and will you be ready when you get there?
- Hacking Your Mind and Betraying Your Trust
You wouldn’t want your phone hacked, would you? Then why would you want your very being hacked? ‘Political correctness’ isn’t just harmless blather. It’s psychological manipulation of the highest order guaranteed to keep you stupid. In this sort of ‘Propaganda 101’ short course, thought control expert Stella Morabito shows you how to protect yourself - Are you being threatened with slurs or labels? Are you expected to trade in reality to prop up somebody’s illusion? Etc. Highly Recommended
- Knights for Socialism at Florida college bring in a boxer to teach how to ‘Bash the Fash’ (i.e., fascist Trump supporters).
- High schoolers’ support for free speech nosedives if opinions are ‘offensive’
- Santa Clara U student government rejects capitalism club as ‘against humanity’
- Santa Clara student government strikes again: Turning Point USA group rejected because it would make students feel ‘unsafe’ (watch video)
Free Speech 101 – This is a variation of the ‘heckler’s veto’. But now the heckler doesn’t have to shout; all the heckler has to do is say ‘you make me feel uncomfortable’ and free speech is out the window. Before you throw away the First Amendment, you owe it to yourself to learn why it exists and has stood the test of time. Then try to imagine America without it.
- Texas radio station bans all Madonna songs for her “un-American sentiments” at the women’s march
- Olga Perez Stable Cox, left-wing instructor Orange Coast College used class to call Trump win “act of terrorism”
- “American Studies Professor: My Field is Now About Anti-Americanism”
- “George Washington University Drops U.S. History Requirement — for History Majors!”
- Early Progs justified minimum wage as eugenics, to weed out the ‘unfit’ and keep them out of the work force
- College students now offended by golf, ‘Happy Holidays’, and Uncle Sam posters – oh, the HORROR!
- Emory professor says ‘microagression’ should be dumped as unscientific; no evidence group members all react the same way.
- Turning Point USA professor watchlist draws comments, pro and con
- Brave Connor Brewer stands on field for national anthem after Millikin University football team votes to stay in locker room; declines to be interviewed. Decatur Herald & Review
- Left screams about student-led list of professors who propagandize and discriminate against conservatives
- Millennial dresses down anti-Trump bigots: “Why is it OK to speak your mind, but to attack me for speaking mine?”
- Sexologist: green M&Ms make you horny, sticking to salt & pepper means you hate gay people among his delusional rants. College Fix
- Cal Poly assigns roommates based on gender identity, not biological sex. Campus Reform [Editor’s Note: There’s trouble ahead. Gender identity has nothing to do with sexual orientation.]
- UConn offers segregated housing - black-only space in student dorm. College Fix
- “Claremont students refuse to live with whites”; ‘Don’t see how this is racist at all’. Campus Reform
- University of Chicago: no safe spaces, no canceled conservative speakers; live with it. Daily Signal
- Oregon State starts social justice indoctrination for entering students. Accuracy in Academia
- Now that equality in college admissions is here, affirmative action must no longer be about equality, right? Campus Reform
- Poll: Most blacks oppose affirmative action in college admissions. Campus Reform
- Texas A&M boosts minority enrollment by admitting top 10 percent of high school grads; eschews affirmative action. Texas Tribune
- History majors don’t have to take U.S. history at major U.S. colleges. College Fix
- Book debunks rape culture myth. College Fix
- #StupidCollegeProfessors – ‘No one ever got arrested for tax evasion (Al Capone was before I was born)’. PoliZette
- Community college prof: “storm the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, VA, and make sure there are no survivors...” Truth Revolt
- Black Lives Matter commandeers Orlando terror attack vigil at Mizzou. Campus Reform (#GayLivesDontMatter)
- How do you lead a meaningful life when, if you follow Grace Lee Boggs, all you ever do is change incessantly? Campus Reform
- North Korean teens increasingly disenchanted with communism; worn out from events praising ‘Dear Leader’; devour foreign media (‘South Korean girls are better looking’). The Chosunilbo
- Student: “as a former Maoist, I see what the left is doing. They are attempting to start another Cultural Revolution” College Fix
- Goodbye Utopia – professor dumps Marxism, opiate of the elites that spawns cruelty, injustice, loss of freedom. Daily Caller
- Students organize national “Socialism Sucks” Day - “Taxation is Theft,” “It’s Not Free If Your Neighbor Paid for It,” “You’re Entitled to Nothing.” PoliZette