Empower Wisconsin | Oct. 8, 2019
By Rachel Campos-Duffy, Fox News
A few weeks ago, Marquette University’s Young America’s Foundation club (YAF) invited me to speak on campus. The title of my speech was “Defending the American Dream: The case against socialism.”
Not surprisingly, campus socialists and Antifa groups were unhappy with my invitation. If there is one thing progressives hate, it’s a minority woman who defends American exceptionalism and (gasp!) American capitalism. To them, I’m a traitor to my race and gender.
One person was caught on camera tearing down the YAF posters advertising my event. I was ready when the woke, social justice warriors (SJWs) showed up to challenge me during the Q&A portion of my presentation.
The questions asked by the SJWs were largely predictable and full of all the politically correct buzz phrases young college kids are trained to use. Words like “climate imperialism,” “systemic racism,” and other terms that both disparage America and serve as a protective, virtue-signaling shield they believe will give them a racial and moral advantage in any debate.
There was one student, however, who wasn’t interested in trying to trip me up or generate a viral moment. This young man, a Chinese foreign exchange student, taught all of us that night a lesson in the dangers of romanticizing socialism and communism.
Rachel Campos-Duffy is a Fox News Contributor and a mother of eight.