Most Conservatives know that the public university system is totally overrun by those pandering to bigger government, but who would have guessed that a Christian school would push away a group that was founded in traditional ideals – well.. it’s happened.
According to Fox News, California’s Azusa Pacific University has denied the Young Americans for Freedom from starting a chapter at the school.
The college seemed to take issue with specific language on the foundation’s webiste:
“Are you tired of liberal ideas dominating your campus? Are you tired of liberal and Marxist professors indoctrinating your classmates? Do you want to advance conservatism?
“If you answered yes, then you should start a Young Americans for Freedom chapter. YAF chapters make a difference by boldly advancing freedom and conservatism.
“Radical feminists, big government bureaucrats, fringe environmentalists, race-baiters, Islamo-fascists, and run of the mill leftists are distraught that you would even think about promoting conservative ideas.”
The university is obviously silencing any dissent, quieting disagreement and shutting down any criticism of their known failings. As they are somewhat at the behest of private funding, perhaps the course to take is for students to consider other, more tolerant educational institutions.
YAF is correct and the school is wrong, but YAF may not be fighting the fight the best way – or are they. The group would have been but a small outcry in the dark corner of a single school. Now, perhaps, they can become the rallying cry of the thinking young. Those who don’t just want a rubber stamp, but want a real education that doesn’t result in half of them unable to get jobs. Some of them may actually decide that liberal-led education leads to an unthinking and unproductive populace.
The group was denied status not on the basis of any rule, but because of the opinion of the leadership of the school. Obviously, Azusa parents and students need to re-think where they are spending their education dollars.
There is no way a Christian school in rational area of the United States could have made the same decision. California is influencing even Christian schools to adopt poor ideas and ideals.