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Turning Point USA, new platform for Conservative students

Over the course of the last 4 months I have had the wonderful opportunity to get involved with Turning Point USA (TPUSA). TPUSA is a great organization for students who have fiscally Conservative views believing in limited government, lowering taxes, and capitalism curing poverty. The great thing about TPUSA is that they have a variety of people from different political backgrounds. Many  TPUSA members are members who are socially liberal (Libertarian) and subscribe to different ideals such as being  pro-choice.

On the Beloit College campus, Conservative students haven’t a solid platform to get their views across.  TPUSA is that platform which will allow students who are fiscally Conservative to get their views heard on what we believe is the right direction for the country. Before the end of the semester, I remain optimistic that we will have some sort of panel for both students on the left, and students on the right, to talk about certain issues, including both domestic and foreign policy. This would be a great way for students to hear from a variety of political viewpoints. 

TPUSA provides students with fantastic opportunities. This past winter I had the opportunity to attend a student action summit in West Palm Beach, Florida. TPUSA provided lodging, and I had the opportunity to listen to speakers with a variety of political views. Speakers ranged from Ben Shapiro, to Dave Rubin, and included awesome workshops helping attendees learn about resume and cover letter writing and how to create dialogue with students on the left. In fact, TPUSA has a Midwest Regional Conference coming up, and I would urge any Conservative students to apply on the TPUSA website,

I am very excited to see TPUSA continue to grow on the Beloit College campus. In the upcoming semesters I hope to have fiscally Conservative speakers come talk to students. TPUSA is a great outlet, and one that will increase dialogue from all sides of the political spectrum.

2 thoughts on “Turning Point USA, new platform for Conservative students”

  1. Leo Tindall says:

    Nah, I’m going to call you on this one. TPUSA is a very bad organization, and while the goals of balanced speech are at least arguably admirable, TPUSA is not the way to go about it.

    First of all, despite nominally espousing an environment conducive to dialogue, TPUSA consistently attempts to silence anyone who says things it doesn’t like. “the TPUSA strategy is very clear: if one can’t effectively rely on the police to silence their opponents, then university administrations provide means for doing so that are much easier to exploit.” (

    Recall that TPUSA is alleged to have illegally contributed to the Trump campaign (

    The TPUSA chapter at Ohio State leaked documents including evidence that they want to “secretly” take over campuses: “Yes TP is funding the campaign but that’s very hush hush. Liberals consistently dominate campus student government and our goal is to take them out secretly without them knowing what’s coming.” (

    TPUSA is bad news. Don’t give them your time, your support, or your money.

  2. Levi says:

    I think it’s fine and good for there to be organizations for conservative students on campus. In fact, during four years here students have tried to launch a chapter of YAL (Young Americans for Liberty, which is affiliated with the Libertarian Party), YAF (Young Americans for Freedom, which is currently active on campus), and there may have even been a Young Republicans chapter. Basically, there are a lot of opportunities to affiliate with national or local conservative groups. Of all of those opportunities, I think TPUSA is a somewhat questionable choice given what I know of its activities on other campuses and the inflammatory online persona of its founder Charlie Kirk. However, as this is not an organization I’m a member of, I’ll pose the question to those of you who are: how did you come to decide to affiliate with TPUSA? What advantage do you see with this particular organization over other potential groups?

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