Stars of the Conservative Movement visited campuses from
Massachusetts to California addressing packed halls of students.
April is typically one of the busiest months of the year for Young
America’s Foundation’s campus lecture program, and this year is no
exception. Throughout the month, Speaker Newt
Cain, John Stossel,
other leaders addressed students on a wide variety of topics,
including Obamacare, free enterprise, and the Second
The University of Arizona Young Americans for Freedom chapter
hosted Foundation alumna and New York
Times bestselling author Katie
Pavlich to a packed hall of students. Immediately
before the event, university administrators employed a common
tactic to derail the event by changing the room the YAF chapter
previously reserved for the event. Despite this leftist trick, the
event was filled to capacity.
Pulitzer Prize winner Charles
Krauthammer spoke to students and community members
at Cornell University. The Fox News contributor addressed
Obamacare, which he says has most profoundly changed the trajectory
of medicine. Krauthammer told the audience he believes Obamacare
will not survive because it is unsustainable. “Obamacare is not a
good solution,” he commented.
Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke to a
standing-room-only crowd at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. He
discussed how Ronald Reagan was a transformational figure and the
future of conservatism. Speaker Gingrich explained, “There is an
opportunity to create a conservatism that brings us together…to
develop a better future and to talk through the kind of solutions
that are so powerful…I hope that will be the nature of
conservatism over the next 20 years.”
As part of the Harold Simmons Free Enterprise Lecture Series,
former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman
Cain spoke to a packed hall at Harvard University,
and Fox Business Channel host John
Stossel spoke to students at Providence Academy in
Other events during the month of April
included Ann Coulter’s lectures at the
University of Minnesota and the University of Notre
Dame, Dinesh D’Souza’s appearance at the
University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Karl Rove’s
address at Fort Hays State University, Lt.
Col. Allen West’s remarks at DePaul
University, author Kate Obenshain’s lecture
at Highland High School (Ohio), and Attorney
General John Ashcroft’s speech at the
University of Massachusetts – Amherst.
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