Recently, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) spoke at the Frederick County Republican Central Committee’s Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner. According to The Frederick News-Post, one of the areas Jordan discussed was the “suppression of speech on college campuses” as one of the biggest issues facing conservatives in America.
As a young person currently in college, it’s always fascinated me that the people most worked up about the so-called “suppression” of free speech on college campuses are often those who have been out of college for decades themselves.
Look, I’ve been a Republican, an independent, and a Democrat on a college campus, and I’ve never felt like I couldn’t express my political views due to some kind of “suppression,” even when I was a Republican. College campuses are more liberal for a variety of reasons, but a vast conspiracy to undermine conservatives is not one of them.
Jordan and others like him seem to, constantly, not understand that there’s a difference between being “suppressed” versus just having views that aren’t popular with certain audiences.
Maybe Republicans should spend more time trying to win back the suburbs than complaining about how upset they are that college students don’t like them. Just a thought.