President Trump signed an executive order today aimed at protecting free speech on college campuses, in an event attended by students who say their conservative views have been infringed upon.
The new order will require higher education institutions to certify that they are enforcing free speech standards in order to receive grants through the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services (HHS) and Defense, among other agencies.
“Under the guise of speech codes, and safe spaces, and trigger warnings, these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity and shut down the voices of great young Americans,” Trump said at a signing ceremony.
The Federal Government of the United States is the nation’s form of government, which is a large organization that establishes and enforces the rules and rights of Americas citizens. Its purpose is primarily to improve and protect the lives of American citizens. Because the government is responsible for so many different parts of the country, it must operate on several different and complex levels.
Ever since Donald Trump launched his presidential bid in 2015, his plan for a wall on the Southern border has been denounced by the Democratic Party. They not only use their usual smears of it being racist, bigoted, and idiotic, but also claim that the construction of a barrier on the southern border would be unethical.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided to take their first case concerning gun rights in nine years. While a slight majority of right-leaning judges should lead to an outcome favored by conservative it is more likely than not that we will see a renewed fervor from the left for “common sense gun control.” The mainstream media will stop at nothing to get this gun control agenda across, exemplified by their wall-to-wall coverage of the March For Our Lives protests last March, in comparison to barely mentioning the annual anti-abortion protest, the March For Life.
Harris County’s straight ballot totals for this year’s election leaned staggeringly to the left, with Democrats having 55% of the straight vote, and Republicans holding 44%. In comparison, the straight totals from 2012 were almost exactly even, with just 0.44% separating the two parties.
This trend to vote straight democrat did not affect major state-wide elections, such as Cruz-Beto or the gubernatorial race between Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Lupe Valdez, but it did greatly affect local elections.
HSRT and HSDT collaborated to bring over 300 high schoolers together, along with Mayor Sylvester Turner, Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman Joaquin Castro to discuss political apathy and how to fight political polarization.
HSRT condemns the words of Donald Trump in the strongest terms. His comments are utterly disgraceful and inexcusable. Women should not and must not be treated or spoken about in such terms. They are people and individuals- not objects to be used. That which was expressed in this regretful video does not represent the GOP or the values of its constituents. Let the party not be defined by one candidate or election, but by the its beliefs observed for generations.
As Republicans, we must band together to promote our message of liberty and limited government. As Republicans, we must practice what we preach- that character matters.