Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Have you noticed what's going on at America's colleges and universities lately? Conservative speakers have been shunned, protested—even threatened with violence. College is supposed to be a place of tolerance, a place where the free exchange of ideas takes place. Instead they've become echo chambers of left-wing ideology. College is too often a place where sexual autonomy and sexual identity trumps everything. That's why there's been such strong opposition to those hold to a traditional definition of marriage and human sexuality. This is interesting. If college is a place to pursue the truth, and if the prevailing sexual radicalism is true, then adherents don't have anything to worry about. But if their worldview is so fragile that it cannot hold up under scrutiny, then it will come crashing down no matter how loudly the protests.