July 18th, 2016
“Champion for the Freedom of Ideas”
I have long supported the ideals our nation was founded on, the principles of freedom. In order to provide a dynamic and rich education, our universities must encourage and nurture diverse viewpoints, and provide an environment for respectful debate.
The University of Colorado in Boulder is offering an exciting, expanded-educational program titled The Center for Western Civilization Thought, and Policy, formerly called The Center for Western Civilization. The highly successful Chair for Conservative Thought will be housed within the new Center.
The Center will provide a forum for free and open discourse, study and research. It will seek to promote a lively and balanced exchange, ranging over both conservative and liberal ideals to maintain the full diversity of political, economic and philosophical perspectives on the CU Boulder campus.
My agenda, is a freedom agenda. Freedom of ideas, the freedom to express ideas, freedom to debate all viewpoints, to have active, rigorous, engaged dialogue. Isn't that what we as Americans believe in? I think so, and I’ll continue to be a champion for the freedom of ideas, working to support intellectual and political diversity at The University of Colorado.