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Student senate quashes conservative group for its political views

Student senate members at Drake University in Iowa have quashed plans by a nationwide conservative organization that serves students on a multitude of campuses to establish a presence there.

It’s because of the organization’s conservative views.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education reports that the student legislators “voted against the group for what they deemed its ‘harmful’ conservative beliefs.”

That makes it three unsuccessful attempts over six years for Turning Point USA to establish itself as a recognized organization at Drake.

“Why are student senators determining which beliefs are too ‘harmful’ to allow on campus?” wondered FIRE Program Officer Sabrina Conza. “These students were elected to the student senate, not the thought police. They represent the entire student body, not just the students whose beliefs make them feel warm and fuzzy.”

The organization has been active on the campus, but it has not been a registered student group and therefore has not been allowed

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