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Santorum: Higher-Education Truth-Sayer

Politicians almost never speak the truth about indoctrination on college campuses. Showing himself an exception to that rule, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said this week that “we’ve lost our higher education . . . a long time ago.”

Leftists, he continued, use universities to brainwash students for the purpose of “holding and maintaining power” — for which reason “it’s no wonder President Obama wants every kid to go to college.”

Of the reigning orthodoxy within higher education, Santorum added:

If they taught Judeo-Christian principles in those colleges and universities, they would be stripped of every dollar. If they teach radical secular ideology, they get all the government support that they can possibly give them.

He concluded by urging his Florida audience not to support campuses which are hurting the nation:

I’ll bet you there are people in this room who give money to colleges and universities who are undermining the very principles of our country every single day by indoctrinating kids with left-wing ideology. . . . And you continue to give to these colleges and universities. . . . Stop it.

Thank you, Santorum, for this rare breath of fresh air.

Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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