Our View: Red Halls, Blue Halls? New conservative club mirrors political divisiveness of country

By Sheila Moussavi 2007

Since the recent creation of the conservative club at the high school, there has been some debate among students and staff members about the appropriateness of such a group at school. Some students argue that it isn’t quite fair to have a club representing one point of view without any opposition, while others insist that those who find issue with the current situation should create a group of their own (e.g. a liberal club).

We believe that having a club that promotes political activism is a great idea, especially now when interest in politics is so high throughout the nation, but rather than divide our school into two spearate parties and have them duke it out, why not create a club that encourages political awareness without the inevitable drama?

We think it would be much more effective if the two parties worked together to host debates or public speakers instead of constantly competing with the opposing club. This way, individual members of the club could still express their political views in debate, etc. without representing the group as a whole.

Although the creation of a conservative club is good in that it will provoke students to think politically, it will also (by the very nature of its name) divide the school and as a result, limit its own effectiveness.

 

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