In Minnesota, there is another brilliant example of liberals trying to indoctrinate their views on college students. The College of St. Catherine is banning Bay Buchanan from speaking on campus, because the college administration believes her speech would be a direct violation of their 501(c) (3) status. Buchanan was supposed to be talking about “Feminism and the 2008 Elections.”
This is a college that has allowed a voter education program and allowed speakers, such as Maya Angelou (who supported Hillary Clinton), NPR’s Mara Liasson (who is liberally biased), and anti-war radical Frank Kroncke. The College of St. Katherine proudly boasts that, “Students enjoy the collective assurance and protection of free inquiry and open exchange of facts, ideas and openness.” Huh? Not, when you don’t allow a conservative speaker to share his/her views with a college campus.
For some reason, it does not surprise me that this college and other universities across the country would try to prevent conservatives from speaking on campus. After all, they want their students to walk out of the classrooms to be one-sided in their ideology. As someone who graduated five years ago from college, I remember having professors handing me books on “How I Survived Communism and Even Laughed” and “The Communist Manifesto.” Not one book was based on conservative thought or philosophy. It is no surprise that many young voters feel like Barack Obama is the right choice for President without having the opportunity to view the other candidate with fresh eyes.
It is my hope that the College of St. Catherine will change their minds to allow Buchanan to speak to the conservative group and other interested students. It is not a violation of the non-profit tax exemption status, especially since many colleges/universities have hosted both Obama and McCain on their campuses. Adhere to your mission and allow students to view things from different ideological perspectives.