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    College Made Me a Conservative



    Blurb: "Jay Stephens went into her elite liberal arts college a social justice warrior....and graduated as a get-off-my-lawn conservative."

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    I would think getting a job and having kids and having to feed them and house them and buy insurance and gas and pay for haircuts and school clothes etc would make a person a conservative.
    "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it"



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    I can definitely see how modern day colleges of safe spaces and race baiting would alienate many from being a modern day liberal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    I would think getting a job and having kids and having to feed them and house them and buy insurance and gas and pay for haircuts and school clothes etc would make a person a conservative.
    I think that's what she realized.

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    I do not find it that bad. There are times when I know what my professors want to hear, which is whatever is PC on a given topic (mostly related to socioeconomic status, not necessarily race or gender or whatever). Dosen't happen in every class and sometimes I post or publish conservative opinions anyways and still get full points on the assignment. If you can back up your argument with facts and reputable journal articles, then professors can't really dock you for having a different opinion. My classes here in the United States are making me appreciate the Constitution more. I find myself arguing in favor of some conservative positions because I find I respect the Constitution more, and that's probably because my professors largely advocate in favor of the Constitution.

    Maybe I take classes that are less "liberal" because I am in a law-related field that focuses on homeland security/counterterrorism.

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    I even had the tendency to get a little obnoxious and I was never docked. I always did well when it came to writing papers. The vast majority of my humanities profs were "progressive" and I never once felt threatened.
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    Who was it that said "a conservative is a liberal who has gotten mugged"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigglepete View Post
    Who was it that said "a conservative is a liberal who has gotten mugged"?
    Irving Kristol

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    Granny says...

    ... dat means ya got a well-rounded education...

    ... instead o' lefty-lib'ral one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    I would think getting a job and having kids and having to feed them and house them and buy insurance and gas and pay for haircuts and school clothes etc would make a person a conservative.
    At a minimum, it leads them into poverty....then divorce court! SAD!
    "When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag, and waving a cross"

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