Sen. Ron Johnson: Liberals have taken over universities, American culture

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said he thinks liberals have had control of American culture for the last two decades, a feat accomplished by seizing control of academia.

Johnson’s comments were part of a speech he delivered to┬ámembers of the Jefferson County Republican Party at the party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Johnson Creek this weekend, according to the Daily Jefferson County Union.

“They have taken over our universities rock solid,” Johnson said in his speech. “In particular, when you control the college of education, journalism, of law, and economics, you control our culture. You utterly and totally control our culture. Liberals have had control of our culture now for about 20 years. We are engaged in just a huge, important struggle. A battle of ideas.”

Johnson told the crowd of 118 that President Barack Obama’s reelection was a blow to Americans and to freedom, but he urged them not to be discouraged.

“Let me describe what we’re up against as conservatives, as patriots, as people who like freedom, as people who like this country,” Johnson said. “We are up against a strategy that is taking place by liberals, progressives, Democrats, whatever they call themselves nowadays, Socialists, Marxists. We are up against a strategy that has taken place for about a hundred years. Diabolically simple. It’s simply this: A big American government. The problem with that is far too many Americans have bought into that.”

You can read more about the dinner in the Daily Jefferson County Union’s article.

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Jessie Opoien joined the Oshkosh Northwestern as a reporter in December 2011. Politics and education issues are her specialties, but she loves to tell a good story regardless of the topic. You can find her on Twitter as @jessieopie.
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