Skip to comments.Conservative university could swing Virginia
Posted on 09/30/2008 11:20:00 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
By Shea Connelly Cavalier Daily
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Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. kicked off the voter drive by urging students to register locally.
(UWIRE) -- The commonwealth of Virginia has traditionally been a Republican stronghold -- the last time a Democratic presidential candidate won the state was in 1964.
But with recent polls showing Sen. John McCain only slightly ahead of Sen. Barack Obama, Virginia remains up for grabs. And the last two statewide offices -- for governor and U.S. senator -- have been won by Democrats.
Given the close nature of the presidential race, Jerry Falwell, Jr., chancellor of Liberty University, recently launched an ambitious effort to register all 10,500 eligible student voters at the fundamental Baptist institution in Lynchburg, Virginia.
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CONSERVATIVE kids vote.
I am the mother of one who has voted every time ANYTHING came up, (and I do mean anything) since he turned 18.
UVA was extremely conservative when I was a student there. I’ve been told that the university as a whole has turned very, very liberal.
10,500 students makes LU probably around the fifth or sixth biggest university in the state, behind Virginia Tech, UVa, James Madison (my alma mater), George Mason, and maybe one or two of the others (not sure about Radford or W&M, I don’t think they break 10,000 students). It’s a potentially very potent political force to counteract the Obamessiah’s hold on the college vote.
That’s what I heard too. I’m a 1987 grad of JMU and UVa was always stereotypically the home of the P.J. O’rourke types, the preppie conservative party animals. James Madison, at the time, seemed more apolitical than anything else (but that might’ve just been my apathy). We had College Democrats and Young Republicans, in fact the head of the YRs lived in my dorm...he was such a jerk that he turned me off from joining. But generally politics wasn’t a big deal at all. I’m sure a lot’s changed in 20+ years, though.
Patrick Henry College is also in Virginia... not only do these ultra conservative students vote, they work really hard campaigning... Generation Joshua is out of Patrick Henry College--both founded by HSLDA founder Michael Farris... (Home School Legal Defense Association)...
Presidentially speaking, yes. But not for other races.
So, what was it like studying with Thomas Jefferson?
Well for one thing, he was still alive and well at his university!
GO LIBERTY!!!!! Great school and Jerry Jr. is doing a wonderful job following in his fathers footsteps but in his own style. Remember the Obama faith bus that was there 2 weeks ago. Only 12 to 15 students showed up!
Like the music that always plays for Darth Vader when he enters a room...”we will crush the rebellion.”
Hell yeah, get them registered and get some busses out there to. Better yet, have them help out at the polling place.
I graduated from LU- way to go “Jr”!
I would bet they're fairly strong, and a good example of Conservative culture. Likely worth a contribution to their endowment.
Well, it's not UC Berzerkley (yet), but it sure is bad enough. On the "how Virginia voted" map, Albermarle County is a blue blob surrounded by a sea of red.
On the bright side, Regent University has more than 4K students. That should help us.
Definatley the LSAT (I studied “government” (Political Sci) so I had some friends take this..), however as for the rest you’ll have to contact the university since I don’t know off the top of my head. www.liberty.edu
I have a son and a daughter at Liberty. They are having a great time. Excellent school. It’s a real exciting place for a young person to get an education.
All I know is that their education program (yes, they offer various degrees in primary and secondary education) is supposedly very good. This despite them having a massive fight with the Commonwealth for many years about getting their programs certified for teaching science (because of their Biblical viewpoint).