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A Good College

June 19, 2021

I often argue for the need of new colleges as a way to overcome the lack of good colleges.

By “good” I mean colleges that teach the history of the United States, the concept of limited government, how markets work and how our freedoms are enhanced by freedom of enterprise, the foundations of religious faith and how the life of the American nation participates in the culture and civilization of the West.

Our churches provided some of that knowledge as did our parents when they raised us to be faithful to God and country. And many colleges were founded to continue that education beyond high school. Prior to World War II, a college education was a privilege of the wealthy. But at some point a college degree was required for employment other than in trade or mechanics.

My father was a successful salesmen who started his own niche business. An Uncle learned car repair in the U.S. Navy and became a mechanic operating his own gas station.

I came of age when I knew that I needed a college education, if I was to advance my station in life, and was fortunate to be interested in politics at a time when William F. Buckley, Jr., Russell Kirk and Friedrich Hayek shared their understanding of politics, literature and political economy.

I became a political conservative.

That placed me in opposition to the principal ideologies that dominate higher education, so I started my own University and wrote a history of that venture.

But there are many good colleges where you or your children may go without being corrupted. In Texas alone there are many such colleges identifiable by their commitment to protection of the lives of the unborn:

Abilene Christian University: ACU for Life
Angelo State University: Pro-Life Rams
Baylor University: Bears for Life
Houston Baptist University: Pro-Life Huskies
LeTourneau University: Pro-Life LeTourneau
Lone Star College-Montgomery: Lone Star Right to Life
Lone Star College-Tomball: Pro-Life Timberwolves
Our Lady of the Lake University: Pro-Life Saints
Sam Houston State University: Bearkats for Life
Southern Methodist University: Mustangs for Life
Stephen F. Austin State University: Lumberjacks for Life
St. Mary’s University: Rattlers for Life
Texas A&M University: Pro-Life Aggies
Texas A&M International University: Dustdevils for Life
Texas Christian University: TCU Students for Life
Texas Tech University: Raiders Defending Life
Texas State University: Bobcats for Life
Trinity University: Tigers for Life
University of Dallas: Crusaders for Life
University of Houston: Coogs for Life
University of the Incarnate Word: Cardinals for Life
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor: Cru for Life
University of North Texas: Eagles for Life
University of St. Thomas: Celts for Life
University of Texas: Texas Students for Life
University of Texas-Arlington: Pro-Life Mavericks
University of Texas-San Antonio: Students for the Right to Life

Many are not as fortunate as students who earn degrees at places like these and need good advice from you.

If you know a successful businessman or woman, introduce them to some of the reasons why you are a “political conservative” and where you learned about that.

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