Some Advice to Liberal Students.........
If you are already "liberal," then your college life just got a lot easier--especially if you are in the humanities, the social sciences, or the arts. You can say things in class that won't get you isolated by other students, that won't generate a caustic remark by your professor, and that won't cause you any sense of unease. It's not because you are right or correct but because your professor probably agrees with you.
That doesn't make you right either. In fact, it's your education that is likely to suffer more than the education of students who are conservative. You see, that safety you feel leading the charge to increase welfare spending, to advocate for social justice, and to eliminate guns from society....well, your conservative counterparts don't get that. Their views are constantly challenged. Yours are not. Take a look at the video see what we mean.
We also want to challenge you to conduct some research on what it means to be liberal. Are you a liberal, a classical liberal, a progressive, a utopian......what? If you don't know the difference, find out. Take some classes on political theory and philosophy. Liberalism comes from a long line of esteemed philosophers. You should know who these people are, how they defined the appropriate use of government, and how their theories of government have been implemented. Did you know, for example, that the United States and the university system was founded on classical liberal principles? We also want to encourage you to take some courses in economics and business.
As you can see, we want you to be educated on what it means to be liberal. More importantly, however, we want you to be a critically thinking person who can see the costs and benefits of any potential government policy and a person who understands competing philosophical positions.
Not the advice you expected, right?