<p>I have seen posts like yours before, usually from someone who says they want to go to a liberal school. Yours says the opposite. </p>
<p>Let me suggest to high school students, who are 17 or 18 years old, and who are worrying about the politics of the school they go to that, in my opinion, you shouldn't necessarily want to go to a school where everyone thinks the same as you do. As my father once told me, a plane needs both a left wing and a right wing to fly straight. </p>
<p>Let me further suggest to you that your political views are likely to evolve and change over the years. College is a time to explore many schools of thought----not a time to attend left wing or right wing political indoctrination classes. (some of the small liberal arts colleges come to mind)</p>
<p>For example, George McGovern was a republican while he was serving in WW II.
Reagan was a democrat. Hillary Clinton was a Goldwater girl. Rick Perry was a democrat.
I once saw an interview with Bob Dole where they asked him why he became a republican rather than a democrat. His answer was that he was thinking about running for Congress, and that the repubicans simply asked him first. My father was the head of the democratic party in my home town for over ten years, and actually attended the 1964 Democratic Convention, but by the time he died, he had become a republican. Yet, he still donated to some rather liberal political organizations. I was a staunch liberal until I became about age 22. I am now a republican, but have in the past been fond of some democratic candidates, such as Paul Tsongas and Bill Bradley.</p>
<p>I once read a discussion of a college (I forget which one), where the writer, who was a student, said that all points of views are tolerated on campus........unless your are a republican. If that's the kind of school you want to go to, it's your life, but I think you are doing yourself a disservice. I think you will find, as you get older, that there are no absolute political truths, and that sometimes, America needs a change towards the left, and sometimes America needs a change towards the right, and that the people of this country usually make the right decision. </p>
<p>FDR, Reagan, and Obama come to mind.</p>