This should surprise precisely no one who has paid attention to the level of actual education happening on college campus these days.

Campus Reform sent Cabot Phillips to the American University campus in Washington D.C. during the government shutdown to ask students about various “quotes by Donald Trump” relating to building a wall on the southern border.

Of course, the students condemned the quotes as hateful, irresponsible, and mean.

 The trick?  The quotes were all made by prominent Democrats who have supported the wall in the past — including Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama. Their surprise when they realize that they’d just condemned their favorite political leaders is pretty priceless.
It’s stunning that these students have such a “recency” and “anti-Trump” biases that they don’t even realize the very recent history of immigration reform.  We need a wall, we need to protect our borders.  We used to all agree with that.

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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